Sarfaraz Ahmed has retained his captaincy for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka as Babar Azam meteoric rise continues after he was named vice-captain.
There were question marks surrounding Sarfaraz’s position after he struggled in the role during the World Cup as Pakistan crashed out in the group stages.
Sarfaraz averages a healthy 41.88 in ODIs this year — his best return since 2016 — at a strike-rate of 96.91 — his best since 2014 — but made several questionable decisions during the mega event.
However, new head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, while speaking at a press conference, announced that Sarfaraz will retain the captaincy.
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Misbah also added that there have been no new updates ever since Sri Lanka Cricket revealed they will be reassessing the security situation after their government received intel regarding a possible attack on the team.