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Masood likely candidate for Test captaincy

Masood likely candidate for Test captaincy

With the Cricket Committee meeting being called on 2nd August by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), it is believed that some major announcements will be made following it. One of the major changes expected is the relinquishment of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s charge from the Test side.

Having borne the responsibility of captaining the side in all three formats since 2017, Sarfaraz is now looking to be relieved by the PCB. His performances in the role, in the longest format of the game, has also been lackluster. Sarfaraz has led Pakistan in 13 Tests, out of which the side has won only four matches and lost eight.

Left-handed batsman Shan Masood is touted to be the man to replace Sarfaraz. Masood, who is the captain of National Bank in Pakistan’s domestic cricket, has 797 runs from 15 Test matches at an average of 26.43 for Pakistan. However, after making a comeback against South Africa in 2018, he emerged as one of the best performers for Pakistan in that series.