Babar Azam Reappointed Pakistan’s Captain for White-Ball Cricket in Anticipation of T20 World Cup 2024

Star cricketer Babar Azam has been reappointed as the leader of Pakistan’s white-ball cricket team for both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed this decision on X (formerly Twitter) following a recommendation from the PCB’s selection committee.

29-year-old Babar Azam had expressed his desire to captain the team across all three formats of the game. This request came after he was removed as captain from all formats following the ICC World Cup 2023.

The decision to reinstate Babar Azam as captain was influenced by the team’s losses during the T20I series against New Zealand under Shaheen Afridi’s leadership. Additionally, the team faced defeat in the Test format during a series against Australia under Shan Masood’s captaincy.

Babar Azam has previously led Pakistan in five international tournaments, including the T20 World Cup and the Asia Cup. However, the team did not secure any major titles under his leadership.

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