Babar Azam is the strongest candidate for the new captain of the national Test team. PCB officials are considering appointing a single captain for the three format teams. According to media reports, it has been decided to remove Azhar Ali from the captaincy. But a formal announcement will be made next month. According to Sources said after Misbah-ul-Haq resigned from the post of the chief selector, it has become difficult for Azhar Ali to retain the post.
During the tour of New Zealand, there were reports that Mohammad Rizwan would be given the responsibility of leading the team instead of Azhar Ali. Which has now been denied by the management.
It has been reported that Babar Azam is also likely to be given the captaincy of the Test team. PCB wants to appoint a single captain for all the three formats. It was further stated that the performance of the national team under the leadership of Azhar Ali has been very poor so far. Due to Azhar Ali’s poor captaincy, the Pakistani team lost the winning Test match in England.
The national Test squad for the tour of New Zealand will be announced in the second week of November. It may be recalled that a few days ago, it was reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed reservations over the captaincy of Azhar Ali. He directed to replace the captain of the national Test team.
Sources said that Prime Minister Imran Khan while talking to a member of the cricket committee of the PCB said that he was watching the Manchester Test. The match was in the hands of Pakistan but still, England won. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Azhar Ali’s captaincy was flawed and he needed to be replaced.