Has Rizwan overtaken Sarfraz as Pakistan’s first choice wicketkeeper?

Mickey Arthur makes it clear that Mohammad Rizwan won't replace Sarfraz Ahmed as Pakistan's first choice wicketkeeper cricket

Mickey Arthur insisted that Mohammad Rizwan won’t replace Sarfraz Ahmed as Pakistan’s first choice wicketkeeper

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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has made it clear that captain Sarfraz Ahmed is still the first choice wicketkeeper, even though Mohammad Rizwan excelled in the recent ODI series against Australia.

Sarfraz was rested for the series, along with Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali.

With Rizwan getting an opportunity to play in all five matches, he shone with the bat as he scored 231 runs, which included two centuries, at an average of 57.75.

With Rizwan making his impact felt and Sarfraz’s struggles with the bat well documented, questions will no doubt be asked about whether Rizwan should take Sarfraz’s spot.

However, Arthur reiterated that Sarfraz continues to be the first choice when it comes to captaining the national team and donning the keeping gloves.

“Rizwan played well, he had a great tour,” Arthur was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “We know he’s a very good cricketer and he’s a valuable member of the squad. But we have to know that Sarfraz Ahmed is the captain and our first choice wicketkeeper.”

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