Javed Miandad desires Babar Azam to steer Pakistan in ODIs


Babar was Pakistan’s finest batsman within the World Cup scoring 474 runs in 9 matches.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photograph Supply: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Pictures)

Pakistan did not make the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup narrowly as they misplaced out to New Zealand by way of internet run-rate regardless of ending on identical factors. That they had a poor begin to their marketing campaign by successful solely certainly one of their first 5 video games and although they did their finest to win 4 consecutive video games after dropping to India, it was but not sufficient to take them to the final 4. The crew’s debacle has come below scrutiny and talks are additionally on to get a brand new chief within the ODIs to launch some strain off the again of an over-burdened Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Pakistan misplaced three consecutive collection to South Africa, Australia and England earlier than going into the World Cup. The crew administration was below some intense strain due to the Males in Inexperienced’s efficiency on the bottom and with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq set to step down and head coach Mickey Arthur requested to re-apply for the place, one wouldn’t be shocked if the captain additionally modifications.

Babar Azam top-scored for Pakistan in World Cup 2019

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad is of the opinion that Babar Azam could possibly be the right candidate to exchange Sarfaraz because the ODI skipper. Babar was Pakistan’s finest batsman within the World Cup with 474 runs (common 67 plus) that included a match-winning century towards New Zealand and three half-centuries. He had bought some good begins however couldn’t go on to transform these into large knocks, one thing that left the previous cricketers aghast.

Though names of Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez have additionally come up as doubtless substitute for Sarfaraz within the 50-over format, Miandad feels it needs to be somebody who hasn’t already reached his prime. Azam is Pakistan’s finest batsman for the time being and is predicted to go on to serve the nation for a very long time.

“The PCB should set their priorities straight on how one can enhance and should determine whether or not they need to return or transfer ahead,” the 62-year-old Miandad, who has performed in file six World Cups and was a member of the title-winning squad of 1992, was quoted as saying by the Enterprise Recorder. “We’d like a recent begin with a brand new face to steer the crew.”