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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Wasim Akram believes that Sarfraz Ahmed shouldn’t be replaced as captain since there are no viable candidates to be his successor.
Sarfraz’s captaincy was once again thrust into the spotlight after his side’s recent 2-1 loss to New Zealand in the Test series in the United Arab Emirates – a place where Pakistan have generally been dominant.
While there have been differing opinions on whether Sarfraz should be stripped of the captaincy, Akram reiterated that there are a lack of suitable candidates for the leadership role if Sarfraz were to be removed.
“Tell me the names of who should be Pakistan’s captain,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “People have been going on, on social media about removing the captain but who will replace him?
“Is there some Imran Khan or Javed Miandad waiting in the wings to replace him?”
Akram insisted that he feels Sarfraz is “doing a good job”, but admitted that the national team will be pushed to their limits during their tour of South Africa, which begins with the Boxing Day Test in Centurion.
“I think Sarfraz is doing a good job, the South Africa tour will be tough,” he said. “We’ll get to know on the South Africa tour how much skill our batsmen have technique wise.”