Azhar has had an extreme 19 months since he was selected ODI commander in March 2015, not long after the World Cup. In his residency, Pakistan had slipped to ninth place on the ICC rankings, with the 86 focuses they had being their least count since the framework was presented in 2001. They have won just four out of nine arrangement with Azhar in control, two of them coming against Zimbabwe and Ireland.
In September, taking after a 4-1 thrashing to England, Shaharyar asked Azhar to considering leaving. Be that as it may, Azhar favored not to and drove Pakistan to a 3-0 whitewash of West Indies in the UAE. Be that as it may, Shaharyar and the PCB’s questions proceeded.
“We are more than content with Azhar as a player, individual and a man,” he said in Karachi. “In any case, his authority abilities have not given us certainty and his place in ODI side is by no means in a well established position. It is additionally a reality that we had surrendered it over to him to venture down as skipper amid the England arrangement yet after an aggregate choice we chose to permit him to bear on for the West Indies arrangement.
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“It’s truly hard to settle on a choice after a chief won it by 3-0, yet at the same time I trust it’s absolutely Azhar’s own choice to release it and he prior declined to give up his captaincy.”
Shaharyar said the board had gotten some information about his sentiment on Azhar as commander and he too had voted for a change and having Sarfraz in control.
“Sarfraz is a solid alternative since we may much consider him for every one of the three arrangements as commander. In our way of life, it is constantly best to have one chief for each of the three organizations in Pakistan cricket and truly it works for us. We don’t care to compel anybody to take choices we don’t work that way. What’s more, we might want to see a senior player go out with respect and regard.”
The PCB was additionally on standby as to Misbah, who is yet to take a choice over to what extent he could keep playing for Pakistan. The three Tests against Australia might be his last. Before flying for the visit, Misbah had said he would accept a call in view of whether he felt he could at present add to the group. “Misbah is a top-class chief and entertainer and has driven the side well. Indeed, even at 42, he is super fit and I let him know as of late it was his choice when to resign,” he said. “In any case, we have additionally made our brain on conceivable back-ups if the visit does not go well.