Lahore: Babar Azam has additionally been appointed because the captain of the Test cricket crew after T20 and ODI.
Babar Azam's first task as Test captain is to guide Pakistan in a two-Test collection in opposition to New Zealand within the ICC World Test Championship. The Test collection between the 2 nations will begin on December 26.
Babar Azam has been appointed captain of the nationwide Test cricket crew instead of Azhar Ali. Azhar Ali captained the nationwide Test cricket crew on a tour of England.
Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani authorised the brand new appointment after assembly Azhar Ali on Tuesday night. In the assembly, Ehsan Mani thanked Azhar Ali for his providers as captain. During this time he additionally contacted Babar Azam and congratulated him on his appointment.
On this event, Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani mentioned that Azhar Ali additionally has information of cricket and he’s a specialist prime order batsman, Azhar Ali nonetheless has lots of cricket left and he’s certain that from his expertise Can be very helpful.
Ehsan Mani mentioned that the longer term captain of Babar Azam was recognized at an early age, for his growth he was appointed because the captain of white ball cricket final 12 months and his efficiency and consistency and Based on his management talents, he proved that he was able to tackle further captaincy obligations.
Babar Azam says he’s proud and completely happy to be the Test captain as he’s now one of many few gamers to guide Pakistan in a very powerful format of the sport.
Babar Azam mentioned that he was able to tackle this extra duty and it will additionally increase his confidence, including that he was assured that he would be capable of do his job higher and higher as a result of I’ll share with skilled individuals.
Babar Azam mentioned that final season was tough and he thanked Azhar Ali for main the Test crew this season and he’s certain that he’ll do his finest for the crew. Will not depart.