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Sarfraz should be named skipper till 2019 World Cup: Misbah

Updated November 06, 2018


Sarfraz Ahmed. — File Photo
Sarfraz Ahmed. — File Photo

KARACHI: Former Pakis­tan captain and newly-appointed PCB cricket committee member Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday said Sarfraz Ahmed should be named skipper until next year’s World Cup.

Talking to reporters here in Karachi, Misbah said: “Sarfraz is improving as captain with each passing day and has been leading the side very well. All this talk of the captaincy being a burden on him or him facing problems with three formats is absurd. I am very much sure that he will be do a great job in the World Cup too.”

It may be mentioned here that PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, in his recent talk with the media, said the Board has not yet decided about the captain for the World Cup, slated to be held in England in June, while former opener Mohsin Khan also advised Sarfraz to concentrate on one format as captain.

Responding to a question, Misbah said: “I think every team and player experience a bad patch in their career and Asia Cup was that bad patch for Pakistan. I know that that the players would learn from their mistakes and overcome them to excel in all formats from here on.

“I think this is the right time to announce Sarfraz as captain because we don’t have much time left for the World Cup.”

Published in Dawn, November 6th, 2018