Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed as the new skipper of the Twenty20 Pakistan team, after the resignation of Shahid Afridi.
“PCB is pleased to announce appointment of Sarfraz Ahmed as captain of Pakistan T20 team. Sarfraz was appointed vice captain of ODI and T20 teams last year. He takes over the captaincy of the shortest form of the game from Shahid Afridi whose term as captain came to an end after the ICC World T20 2016,” PCB said in a release on its website.
The 28-year-old has played in 21 T20Is, 21 Tests and 58 ODIs.
Pakistan had a horrific run in the two recently-concluded T20 Internationals tournaments (World T20 and Asia Cup).