After a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Sri Lanka in the T20I series that concluded yesterday, a leader in Pakistan has submitted a resolution in assembly to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain of their national team.
After winning the ODI series 2-0, the home team was expected to win the T20I series against a second-string Sri Lankan team led by Dasun Shanaka. However, a young Sri Lankan team stunned Pakistan with a 3-0 win.
In all the three matches, Pakistan failed to chase down the totals, with their batting failing badly in all the three T20Is. They did come close to a win in the third T20I but a failure from the middle-order saw them fall short by 13 runs, that saw them lose the series 0-3.
Prior to the start of the series, they had won 29 out of their previous 33 T20Is. Though, Pakistan have lost four out of five T20Is that they have played in 2019.
Pakistan are set to travel to Australia for a T20I and Test series and the result of T20I series will play a huge role in deciding whether Sarfaraz will keep his place as captain or not.
Prior to the start of the Sri Lanka series, Pakistan had elevated Babar Azam to the post of vice-captain and in all likeliness, he will take over the captaincy should Pakistan take a call on their captain.
Sarfaraz, Pakistan’s captain across formats, had led the Men in Green to a victory in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 but at World Cup 2019, they failed to make it to the second round of the tournament.
Sarfaraz had taken over as captain in ODIs after Azhar Ali had quit the job. He had taken over as the Test cricket after Misbah-ul-Haq retired from the longest format in 2017.