With the removal of Sarfaraz Ahmed as Pakistan’s leader because of his prolonged rough patch, Pakistan’s ODI leadership framework is attracting a lot of attention. The wicket-keeper batsman was found struggling in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament before recording ordinary outings in the home series against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sacked him from captaincy in all the three forms of the game by announcing Azhar Ali and Babar Azam as the new Test and T20I skippers respectively. However, with Pakistan not having any immediate ODI series, the cricket board refrained from naming the ODI captain. But the scheduled ODI game against Bangladesh brought it all back into the discussion. Reliable sources claim that the rising batting star Babar Azam is under consideration to become the ODI captain of Pakistan.
The news of Mohammad Hafeez getting the captaincy floated in social media, but it seems that PCB wants to invest on fresh blood and prepare Babar Azam to take the responsibility for the next edition of the World Cup event.