Pakistan’s T20I captain Shaheen Shah Afridi finds himself in the dark as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is contemplating a potential change in captaincy.

Sources indicate that the PCB is strongly considering reinstating Babar Azam as captain, despite his hesitance due to past experiences. Alternatively, wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan is being eyed as a backup option if Babar declines the role.

However, the chances are bright of Babar Azam assuming the role as the captain for the upcoming home T20I series against New Zealand. He will lead the team in the away series against England and Ireland before heading to West Indies for the T20I World Cup.

Meanwhile, the apparent lack of communication with Shaheen Afridi has raised eyebrows among fans and critics alike. Neither PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi nor other officials have reached out to him regarding the discussions surrounding his leadership.

Source: crictoday

Criticism has poured in from former cricketers, including ex-skipper Shahid Afridi, who argue that it’s premature to remove Shaheen after just one series at the helm. The PCB’s silence on the matter has left many in the cricket community surprised and concerned.

Shaheen Afridi played a pivotal part in persuading retired stars Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir to return to national duties, aiming to strengthen the team’s strength for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

However, uncertainties loom over Shaheen’s future as the Pakistan team’s captain for the upcoming series against New Zealand as well as the T20 World Cup.

Moreover, it will be interesting to see how Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir work with Babar Azam as captain, especially considering their past issues.

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