Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has admitted that Imad Wasim has all the necessary qualities and attributes to captain the national team in the future.
Wasim is currently captaining the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and his team sit in fourth place on the standings.
However, while Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi shares Arthur’s views on Wasim, Arthur made it clear that Sarfraz Ahmed will continue captaining Pakistan as long as he is head coach.
“In [the] future Imad Wasim probably can be Pakistan’s captain, but Saffy (Sarfraz) is entrenched in all forms of the game. And as long as I am coaching Pakistan, I am going to have Sarfraz Ahmed with me,” Arthur was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
Arthur also opened up on what he has planned for the national team after the PSL.
“Straight after that we will be going into [the] T20s with the West Indies. I have got a very clear picture in my mind about the T20 side, World Cup side and the Test side. We are going to take a medical test [and] fitness test straight after the West Indies series,” he said.