- Pakistan to play T20 International series against Afghanistan.
- The selection committee is debating whether to rest some senior players.
- Shaheen Afridi taking over as Pakistan’s team captain in place of Babar.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan have no plans to miss the upcoming Sharjah T20 International series against Afghanistan.
A media report claims that the Haroon Rasheed-led selection committee is debating whether to rest some senior players, including Babar and Rizwan, for the Afghanistan series. The Lahore Qalandars captain has been consulted about Shaheen Afridi taking over as Pakistan’s team captain in place of Babar, according to the report.
The pair, according to sources close to them, are eager to participate in the series.
No senior PCB representative or Chief Selector has gotten in touch with them to discuss taking a break from the aforementioned series. Babar and Rizwan are not under a lot of pressure during the PSL because they get enough rest in between games in the premier league. They no longer need to rest because they are feeling refreshed.
According to sources who are close to them, forcing them to take a break could disrupt the team’s cohesion. After some time, everyone in the locker room is now encouraging one another.
It should be noted that a number of national team members from Afghanistan are competing in the current PSL and doing well. As a result, the Men in Green won’t have an easy time winning the series against the Afghan team.
When asked about the situation, PCB sources responded that no final decision had yet been made. The selection committee is still considering its options.
The PCB and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) also concurred on Thursday to make a few minor changes to the series’ schedule.
The first game of the series will now begin on March 24, and the final two games will be played in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on March 26 and 27.