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Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan is likely to be named vice-captain of the Pakistan Twenty20 team, according to sources.
The news, as reported by ARY Sports, comes after Babar Azam replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain.
Rizwan has only represented Pakistan in one Test, 32 ODIs and 13 Twenty20 Internationals to date, and could potentially take Sarfaraz’s place behind the stumps after the former captain was dropped for the upcoming tour of Australia, which will consist of three Twenty20 Internationals from November 3 to 8, and two Tests from November 21 to December 3.
Meanwhile, Azam could be appointed vice-captain of the Test team and ODI skipper. Azhar Ali has been confirmed as Pakistan’s new Test captain, while the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that they will make a decision on who will lead the ODI team at a later date since the national team’s next ODI assignment will be a three-match series against the Netherlands in Amstelveen in July 2020.
It has been reported that Pakistan’s ODI captain will be unveiled after the tour of Australia.