Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to retain wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed as captain of the Pakistani cricket team for the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka, while Babar Azam will be the vice-captain.

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani made the announcement at a press conference in Lahore on Friday. Misbah-ul-Haq, the new head coach and chief selector of the Pakistani cricket team, was also present at the press conference.

It should be remembered that after the World Cup, speculations about the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed were underway and the idea was to change the leadership, but the recent decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board has eliminated those speculations. ۔

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The Pakistani cricket team did not reach the semi-finals at the World Cup. Sarfraz Ahmed's performance as a batsman in this world competition was not impressive and he managed to make only half a century.

After the World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board decided not to extend coaching staff contracts, which resulted in head coach Mike Arthur, batting coach Grant Flower and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood retaining their positions. Haq is made head coach and Waqar Younis bowling coach.

Expectations from Misbah's Head

Misbah-ul-Haq, the head coach of the Pakistani cricket team, has set high hopes for captain Sarfraz Ahmed. Misbah hopes he will be able to lead the team in the right direction once again.

Misbah-ul-Haq says the cricket board has made a lot of investment as a captain over Sarfraz Ahmed. Under his leadership, the Pakistani team is currently the world number one team in T20, and in the ODIs they have won the Champions Trophy.

Getty Images Babar-e-Azam deputy has been appointed vice captain in the series against Sri Lanka
Performance has fluctuated in recent days but it is hoped that the team's performance will improve in the coming days.

Misbah-ul-Haq says the captain also needs attention. His job as Head Coach will be to bring out the best in Sarfraz Ahmed as he has given them in the past.

The Sri Lankan team visits

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani has expressed confidence that the Sri Lankan team will come to Pakistan under the scheduled program. He said that both the cricket boards are in contact and nothing negative has been revealed by the Sri Lankan board. He has just said that he is seeking final clearance from his government and he wants to send the team to Pakistan.

Ehsan Mani says now is not the time to change the locations of these matches. These matches will be held in Pakistan.

Remember that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has received a warning from the Prime Minister's Office that the Sri Lankan team is in danger of terrorism in Pakistan, so the Sri Lankan Cricket Board should revisit the security for this tour.

Sri Lanka team to arrive in Karachi on April 25 She will play all three ODIs in Karachi on September 27, September 29 and October 2, while all three Twenty20 internationals will be played in Lahore on October 5, 7 and 9.