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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to remove Sarfraz Ahmed as Test captain and have already chosen his successor, according to reports.
According to Geo News, the board has decided to strip Sarfraz of the captaincy in the longest format before Pakistan begin their ICC Test Championship campaign.
Sarfraz has captained Pakistan in 13 Tests, of which the national team have won four and lost eight.
There has been a lot of speculation about Sarfraz’s future as captain following the World Cup, where Pakistan fell agonisingly short of qualifying for the semi-finals as New Zealand edged them out for the final spot in the last four with a superior net run rate.
Some reports indicated that he would be stripped of the captaincy entirely, while others stated that he would lead the national team in fewer formats.
While the PCB have reportedly chosen Sarfraz’s replacement as Test captain, the identity of the player wasn’t revealed.
As for Sarfraz leading Pakistan in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals, it remains to be seen whether he will continue to do so or if someone else will take over.