Big changes in the cricket scene as Shaheen Afridi steps up as Pakistan’s new T20 captain, while Shan Masood gets the Test captaincy following Babar Azam’s resignation from captaincy in all formats. No ODI captain named yet due to no upcoming ODIs.
The PCB respected Babar’s decision and highlighted their support for him as a player. Shan Masood, with a decade-long journey, now captains the Test team, starting with the challenging Australia series. Shaheen Afridi, after PSL success, gears up for T20 leadership in the series against New Zealand, important for the T20 World Cup preparation.
Babar Azam’s significant role remains acknowledged, with Zaka Ashraf praising him as a world-class player. In a surprising move, Mohammad Hafeez takes over as team director, marking a shift from Mickey Arthur’s role. Hafeez, lacking coaching experience, leads the staff in Australia.
The coaching team changes, too, with Grant Bradburn not traveling. The situation raises questions about the fate of Arthur and Bradburn. The cricket community eagerly awaits updates on this progressing scenario.