Babar Azam Reappointed As Pakistan’s White-Ball Captain Ahead Of T20 World Cup

Lahore: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has been reappointed as the white-ball captain of the national team, a decision made just two months ahead of the T20 World Cup. This comes after a unanimous recommendation from the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) selection committee.

“Following unanimous recommendation from the PCB’s selection committee, Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi has appointed Babar Azam as white-ball (ODI and T20I) captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team.,” stated the PCB in a press release.

Azam had previously stepped down from captaincy across all formats after Pakistan’s underwhelming performance at the ODI World Cup held in India last November. Reports suggested the then PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf, had informed Azam of his removal from white-ball captaincy, restricting his leadership to the Test team.

This move sees Azam reclaim the T20 captaincy from fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who led Pakistan in their recent 1-4 series defeat against New Zealand in January.

The T20 World Cup gets underway on June 1st, co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies. Cricket fans worldwide will be eager to see how Babar Azam leads the Pakistan team in their quest for T20 World Cup glory.

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