There has been a significant leadership shakeup at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), with a new chairman and selection committee taking their places.
The likes of Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq have both been given new positions as selectors for the senior men’s national team as a result of these new appointments.
Afridi is quite clear on what he anticipates from Babar Azam going ahead in terms of the captaincy that the Pakistani batsman will hold. Afridi expressed to the media his desire to have Babar’s name listed among the ‘world-class captains’ in the cricketing globe, and he said that he hopes this would happen in the near future.
“Seeing as how this is not just a captain’s team, we are going to operate this selection committee by having everyone talk to each other.
Because we are interested in achieving successful outcomes, it is important to us to address the many issues that were raised before.”
“The strength of our squad lies in the shoulders of Babar Azam. We would want him to join the list of world-class captains because, just like he is a world-class player, he is also a world-class leader.”
“Therefore, our primary purpose in being here is to provide him our support and talk about our own personal experiences (with him). We believe that we are in a position to assist him in key areas where he has room for growth as a captain.”
During a press conference held before a match on Sunday, the captain of Pakistan, Babar Azam, stated that the players would not be affected by the changes in the board because they are professionals and are expected to perform well for the country.
“There have been adjustments made, but we are not bothered about them because our primary goal is to win the series against New Zealand. We have no voice in the decisions made by the board, “he stated.
Babar, whose test captaincy is in jeopardy after the 3-0 loss to England, stated that the interim chief selector, Shahid Afridi, had spoken to him before adding three more players to the national squad for the two tests against New Zealand. Babar’s test captaincy is in jeopardy after the 3-0 loss to England.
Mir Hamza, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Sajid Khan, all bowlers with different types of spin, have been brought into the team by the new national selection committee. Other members of the committee are Abdul Razzaq, Rao Iftikher, and Haroon Rasheed.