Hafeez, Imad and Babar Being Considered as ODI Captain

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee will meet on 2nd August at National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore and discuss the possibility of changing the ODI captain.

According to sources close to the matter, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim and Babar Azam are three players who are likely to be nominated for the ODI captaincy and the board will then choose one after discussion.

Assigning the ODI captaincy to anyone from Muhammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim and Babar Azam will be discussed in the meeting.

The source further added that Sarfaraz Ahmed will be retained as the Test cricket captain whereas he might also be relieved from the duties of leading Pakistan in T20-format but not before the T20 World Cup.

Wasim Khan, Managing Director of PCB, will chair the meeting whereas likes of Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq and Urooj Mumtaz will also be present.

In addition to that Zakir Khan (Director – International Cricket and Committee Secretary), Mudassar Nazar (Director – Academies) and Haroon Rashid (Director – Domestic Cricket) will also attend the meeting.

The PCB has also invited former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed since the board wants to take the decision after taking input from everyone.

The agenda of the meeting will also be to discuss the U-16 and U-19 cricket teams performances.

  • Hafeez gave match winning performance against England.
    Haris Sohail gave match winning performance against South Africa.
    Babar gave match winning performance against NZ.
    Imad gave match winning performance against Afg.

    What sarfraz did in 2019 world cup, can anyone plz tell me?

    • When did Kohli give match winning performance in WC?
      Captaincy does not only requires match winning performances, but good understanding of game, quality management etc.
      Imad and Hafeez are captain of their PSL sides and both failed at that job

  • Hafeez should not only be kicked out of team but should be banned from all time of cricket for his life. What a useless burden on the team

  • irony of Pakistan, aik achi batting kar k 4 saal in rahu (fakhar), do teen or achi batting kar k Captain ban jao (Babar). and us k bad mulk pe bouj, simple criteria

  • Such a shame. Even Pakistan squad doesn’t have names for Captain. Hafeez is too old to get this cap, nor has any guts. Mere performance is not a criteria for captaincy. Imad is Mike’s away for this job. Babar have to concentrate batting role and continue to perform.

  • Hafeez doesn’t even deserves a place in team. He is old, not fit, Bellow average performance and Fielding.

  • Why change a captain after a decent performance in WC? Sarfaraz’s own form was ok. Hafeez is too old, Imad has been known to politicize things and Babar way too young and inexperienced. Pak would be shooting themselves in the foot if they make changes now. We should try and continue with the same team (minus Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Imran Ali) till next year’s T20 WC and then make any changes if required!

  • I think PCB should think some one else as a captain and let those 3 players to concentrate on their position in the team.

    Should think about Mohammed Nawaz and akmal brothers to bring back in ODi and T20 squard.

  • I think Sarfaraz is the best choice for captaincy..
    If you look at the records Sarfaraz is better than all of mentioned above…
    And you know Pakistan had faced every difficult situation ….now our team is ready to rule the world(If they go with same team)

  • Ajib baat hai, in teeno mein say aik bhi captaincy ky qabil nahi hai, Hafeez experienced hai lekin uska waqt khatm hony ko hai, Imad ki to khud bhi jagah ni banti team mein phir aik performance par captaincy? Babar acha hai jawan hai lekin wo in-experienced hai, to janab cricket team ko tabah na karain wohi captain theek hai filhal.

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