Web Desk: Wicket-keeper batsman and T20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been appointed as the new One Day International Captain of Pakistan cricket team by Pakistan Cricket Board, reported 24 News.
PCB chairman Shahryar Khan announced it on Thursday as Azhar Ali quits the captaincy. He was under severe pressure especially after recent 4-1 defeat from Australia.
The decision was taken after disappointed performance of former captain Azhar Ali because since his appointment Pakistan has lost majority of its ODI series.
Meanwhile test captain Misbah ul Haq has requested for some time to take decision about his captaincy.
Due to bad performance the ODI team has reached to 8th position in ICC ranking and it may have to play qualifying round of next cricket world cup.
Sarfraz Ahmed was brought into the team as a replacement of Kamran Akmal. Since his inclusion Ahmed has proved his choice right.
He became in limelight after his crucial innings against South Africa in T20 World Cup in 2015. Earlier, he was excluded from the team shocking fans. He was given chance in place of Nasir Jamshed as an opener and he once again proved that he is right choice.
Due to his aggressive nature and good record he was made T20 captain of Pakistani team in April 2016. Numerous former players and cricket experts were already demanding to make Sarfraz Ahmed ODI captain.