Professor Selected as Captain of T20 Team Pakistan


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Mohammad Hafeez in place of Misbah ul Haq as the captain of the T20 squad for the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka. While Misbah would continue to lead the Pakistan side in Tests and ODIs, Hafeez will also be his deputy in the two formats.

Former captains Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik were in contention for captaining the T20 side but PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has indicated that they were looking at a long-term option.

“Misbah has rendered great service to Pakistan cricket but we felt it is time to appoint someone younger for T20 format,” Ashraf told a press conference, on Thursday.

“We have picked Hafeez keeping in mind the future but Misbah will continue to lead in Tests and ODIs. The appointments are for the coming tour to Sri Lanka,” he said.

Pakistan will tour Sri Lanka from May 29 to play three Tests, five ODIs and two T20 matches

Pakistan T20 Team

1 Khalid Latif
2 Ahmed Shahzad
3 Muhammad Hafeez (captain)
4 Shoaib Malik
5 Umer Akmal
6 Shakeel Ansar (WK)
7 Shahid Afridi
8 Yasir Arfat
9 Umer Gul
10 Sohail Tanveer
11 Saeed Ajmal
12 Raza Hassan
13 Haris Sohail
14 Mohammad Sami
15 Hammad Azam
16 Nasir Jamshed

Pakistan ODI Team

1 Muhammad Hafeez (vice-captain)
2 Nasir Jamshed
3 Younis Khan
4 Misbah ul Haq (captain)
5 Umer Akmal
6 Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper)
7 Shahid Afridi
8 Umer Gul
9 Rahat Ali
10 Saeed Ajmal
11 Abdul Rehman
12 Mohammad Sami
13 Asad Shafiq
14 Aizaz Cheema
15 Azhar Ali
16 Imran Farhat

Pakistan Test Team

1 Muhammad Hafeez (vice-captain)
2 Taufiq Umer
3 Azhar Ali
4 Misbah ul Haq (captain)
5 Younus Khan
6 Asad Shafiq
7 Adnan Akmal (wicket-keeper)
8 Umer Gul
9 Saeed Ajmal
10 Abdul Rehman
11 Mohammad Sami
12 Faisal Iqbal
13 Junaid Khan
14 Afaq Raheem
15 Muhammad Ayub Dogar
16 Aizaz Cheema

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