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Shaun Masood appointed Test and T20 captain Shaheen Afridi

Shaun Masood appointed Test and T20 captain Shaheen Afridi. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Shan Masood as the captain of the Test team and Shaheen Afridi as the captain of the T20 team.

PCB has announced the new captains of both formats on social media. According to PCB, Shan Masood has been appointed as the captain of the Pakistan Test team while Shaheen Afridi will lead the T20 team.

 

The captain of the ODI team will be announced later.

34-year-old Shaan Masood has represented Pakistan in 30 Test matches and scored 1597 runs with the help of 4 centuries and 7 fifties.

Shaun Masood has been entrusted with the leadership till the end of the IC World Test Championship 2023-25, his first duty as captain is the three-Test series against Australia starting on December 14.

On the other hand, left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been entrusted with the leadership of Pakistan’s T20 team, his first duty as captain will be the five-match T20 series in New Zealand from January 12 to 21.

Shaheen Afridi has taken 64 wickets in 52 T20 Internationals and under his leadership, Lahore Qalandars won the PSL trophy back to back in 2022 and 2023.

It should be noted that the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Babar Azam, resigned from the captaincy of the three formats, after which the new captains were decided.

According to the sources, Babar was offered by the PCB to retain the captaincy of the Test team only, but Babar refused and resigned from the captaincy of all three formats.

Babar Azam released a statement on social media announcing his resignation from the captaincy of all formats.

He said that becoming number one in white ball cricket was the result of the hard work of all the players, giving up the leadership was a difficult decision, and it was the right time to leave the captaincy.

Babar Azam said that I will continue to perform as a player in all three formats, I will support the new captain based on my experience, thanks to the Pakistan Cricket Board for trusting me with this responsibility.

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