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In 2024, Babar Azam leads Pakistan's men's cricket team as captain for ODIs and T20 matches

In 2024, Babar Azam leads Pakistan’s men’s cricket team as captain for ODIs and T20 matches

In 2024, Babar Azam leads Pakistan’s men’s cricket team as captain for ODIs and T20 matches Babar Azam has been named Pakistan men’s cricket team’s white-ball (ODI and T20I) captain, according to a social media confirmation by PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi.

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In 2024, Babar Azam leads Pakistan’s men’s cricket team as captain for ODIs and T20 matches In a major statement made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday, former captain of Pakistan’s men’s cricket team Babar Azam, who is well-known for his exceptional batsmanship, took back the captaincy. In an official statement, the PCB announced that Azam would captain the side again in Twenty20 (T20) and One Day Internationals (ODIs), taking back the captaincy for the white-ball formats.The statement was made via a post on the well-known social networking site X, and cricket fans all around the world took notice. Babar Azam’s nomination as the “white-ball captain,” which signifies the emphasis on limited-overs cricket under his direction, was stressed in the PCB’s announcement.Mohsin Naqvi, the chairman of the PCB selection committee, and the committee members unanimously agreed on this strategic choice after much consideration. It was clear that the PCB valued cooperation and consensus over individuality when making decisions, which strengthened their faith in Babar Azam’s capacity for leadership. The PCB also released a video clip showing a crucial discussion between Chairman Mohsin Naqvi and Babar Azam in order to emphasize the importance of the decision. The joint efforts and conversations that were place prior to the captaincy announcement were made clear by this visual portrayal.

In 2024, Babar Azam leads Pakistan's men's cricket team as captain for ODIs and T20 matches
In 2024, Babar Azam leads Pakistan’s men’s cricket team as captain for ODIs and T20 matches

Babar Azam’s ascent to the captaincy has been remarkable due to his steady advancement in the team’s leadership hierarchy. When he was first given the job of captaining the T20 side in 2019, Babar proved to be a capable leader who could motivate his colleagues. His subsequent promotion to skipper positions in the Test and ODI forms in 2020 was a reflection of the PCB and team management’s confidence in his leadership.Upon his reappointment as captain of the white-ball teams, Babar Azam hopes to bring fresh energy and resolve to the Pakistani cricket team. Babar is a batter who is known for his grace and consistency. He brings a special combination of talent and strategic understanding to his captaincy.

Shaheen’s brief term and the return of Babar Azam:

In 2024, Babar Azam leads Pakistan’s men’s cricket team as captain for ODIs and T20 matches Dawn was aware that the national selection committee, which had been “reorganized” by Naqvi, had been withholding information from both of them while it deliberated over the choice of the future national team captain before deciding on Babar’s name on Friday.
Shaheen’s tenure as captain of the T20 team will now only last one series due to Babar’s return, and the stability of the Pakistani team may suffer as a result of the PCB’s disregard for Shaheen’s stake in the outcome.Many within the PCB felt, according to sources, that the team erred in not consulting Shaheen regarding captaincy and only telling the pacer of its decision to reinstate Babar.

“The decision to appoint Babar without taking Shaheen into confidence may affect the unity within the national team as the fast bowler also has a good number of players supporting him,” Dawn was informed by sources close to the situation. “As both Shaheen and Babar have not been on one page for the last few months.”Senior players Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim had lost favour with the selectors during the nearly three years that Babar led Pakistan as captain, and their prospects of being selected again were slim. Both expressed their disapproval of Babar’s captaincy style in an outspoken manner on national television.Following today’s developments, Babar will also join the selection committee, which includes statistics analyst Bilal Afzal and four former Test players: Asad Shafiq, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Yousuf, and Abdul Razzaq.To resolve the controversial issue of white-ball captaincy, the PCB sent all of the recently appointed national selectors to Kakul on Saturday to meet with Shaheen and Babar Azam. At Pakistan Military Academy, the team—which is now without a coach—is going through a training camp in order to get ready for their home T20 International series against New Zealand next month.

However, PCB insiders claim that Babar Azam has not placed any restrictions on his ambition to captain all three formats, despite the rumors circulating on social media to the contrary.Babar Azam has played 52 Tests, 117 ODIs, and 109 T20Is for Pakistan.71 T20 matches, including the T20 World Cup, have seen Babar Azam captain the Pakistani squad. Pakistan won 42 games while the Green Shirts lost 23 under Babar Azam’s captaincy.

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