After the 4-1 humiliating overthrow in the ODI series against England in England, Pakistan have another hard-hitting assignment as they take on England in the tour’s only T20I at Manchester’s Old Trafford ground today. Sarfraz Ahmed the wicket keeper-cum-batsmen is going to spot captaincy debut as T20I captain of green shirts.
Sarfraz Ahmed toSpot captaincy debut tonight at Manchester’s ground as England is on its highest peak of performance.
A win in the last ODI helped the visitors avoid the humiliation of a whitewash as they chased down a target of 303 and Pakistan are hoping to carry over the momentum, playing their first T20I since their humiliating first round exit at the World T20 in March.
After Shahid Afridi decision of leaving captaincy board has a sure faith in Sarfraz’s leading capabilities, which everyone experienced in PSL.
Wicketkeeper-cum-batsman, Sarfraz Ahmed will make his T20I captaincy obeisance and he will be looking towards a group of largely untested cricketers to deliver against a rampant England side that was only denied the world crown due to some other-worldly striking by West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite in Kolkata.
With nine wins to their name in 13 matches against Pakistan, including a five-match unbeaten streak that stretches back to 2012, hosts England take to the field as overwhelming favorites.
Sarfraz Ahmed is an experienced captain; he led the Quetta Gladiators well in the Pakistan Super League, Tauseef
Selector Tauseef Ahmed is optimistic of a rising performance from the team and is banking on Sarfraz to deliver from the front and take the game to the opposition.
“Sarfraz is an experienced captain; he led the Quetta Gladiators well in the Pakistan Super League and knows how to play in the shortest format,” Tauseef told to media persons.
“He will be under pressure since international cricket brings that added burden but I have faith in his abilities and think he is the right candidate for the job” he added.