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Babar Azam returns as Pakistan captain in white-ball cricket


Babar Azam celebrates through the fourth ODI in opposition to New Zealand on the Nationwide Financial institution Cricket Area in Karachi, on Might 5, 2023. — PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday reappointed Babar Azam as nationwide group’s captain for T20I and one-day internationals (ODIs). 

The choice to alter the group’s skipper comes forward of the Inexperienced Shirt’s five-match T20I collection in opposition to the New Zealand which can start from April 18. 

Babar ended his years-long stint as skipper final November after he stepped down as captain of the nationwide aspect.

The previous skipper was beneath fireplace for a number of months after Pakistan didn’t carry out within the Asia Cup and continued the identical momentum into the World Cup — the place they crashed out earlier than reaching the semis.

Babar, 29, was beforehand appointed white-ball captain in 2019 and as Check skipper in 2020, however the Inexperienced Shirts haven’t received any ICC or Asia Cup titles beneath his management.

Following this, the PCB beneath Zaka Ashraf appointed Shaheen Shah Afridi as white-ball captain after the group’s drubbing within the ICC World Cup 2023.

In the meantime, Shan Masood was given the red-ball captaincy by the earlier administration.

Babar Azam has performed 52 Checks, 117 ODIs and 109 T20Is for the nationwide aspect. He has lead 71 T20 matches together with T20 World Cup because the group’s captain. 

Beneath his management, the Males in Inexperienced received 42 matches and misplaced 23 matches.

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