Captaincy of Pakistan: Babar Azam had to leave the captaincy after Pakistan’s poor performance in the World Cup 2023. He had distanced himself not only from ODI cricket but also from the captaincy of Test and T20 cricket. Babar himself did not want to give up the captaincy but pressure was put on him to step down from the captaincy. Now Pakistan team is going to tour Australia with new captain Shan Masood. When Australian legend Ian Chappell was asked a question regarding this, he put the Pakistan Cricket Board itself under the scanner.
While talking to ‘Wide World of Sports’, Ian Chappell said, ‘This is a very regrettable thing. I believe that Babar Azam is a very good player. It is possible that Pakistan may get a better captain than him but this has always been the habit of Pakistan. They keep changing captains continuously.
Ian Chappell didn’t say this just like that. The history of Pakistan team is witness to this. If we look at the last few years, Pakistan has changed many captains. From Mohammad Hafeez to Sarfaraz, Azhar Ali and Babar’s captaincy lasted only for a short period. At present, Shan Masood has been made the captain for Pakistan’s Test team and Shaheen Afridi for T20. The decision regarding ODI captaincy is yet to be taken.
Three match test series against Australia
Pakistan team is going to leave for Australia tour soon. Here she will play practice matches in the first week of December and after that from December 14 she will take part in a three-match Test series. Ian Chappell also said something important regarding this tour of Pakistan.
‘Pakistan’s record in Australia is not good’
Chappell said, ‘The problem with Pakistan is that their record in Australia is not good. Even when they had a team full of excellent bowlers and batsmen, they could not play well in Australia. Even at present, Pakistan has good fast bowlers but Pakistani fast bowlers have always struggled on the bounce present on Australian pitches.
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