Pakistan are in a hunt for a consistently better captain ahead of the T20 World Cup to take place later this year in India. However, Babar Azam is already in the learning process but it was not a smart move to rotate the captain a year before the mega-event.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was sacked from the captaincy, got replaced by Babar in all the formats. A few people do not see Azam as a good captain due to his captaincy records determined till yet.
Despite winning some of the matches, Babar is yet to win against the big teams. Here is a combo of the skippers who, in the future, can replace Babar in the limited-over formats.
Which three Pakistani players can replace Babar as a captain in T20Is, ODIs?
No one can be the better captain than Sarfaraz Ahmed who had eleven consecutive T20I wins for team Pakistan under his tenure. His leadership led the men in green to the number one T20I team’s place for a year or more long duration.
His captaincy in ODI is also testified as Sarfaraz had the potential to scrap up the teams like India. Beating India in the final of the CT17, he declared a historic record.
Sarfaraz is also the most successful PSL captain winning 31 matches losing 25 playing 57. Captaining Pakistan in 32 and 33 ODI, T20I matches respectively, he has won 20 and 29 sequentially.
Imad Wasim, the captain of the Karachi Kings, reached his first-ever final in PSL 2020. Karachi remained outstanding under his captaincy and thrashed Lahore Qalandars in the final.
Featuring in 35 matches as a captain, Imad, a stable all-rounder has lost 13 matches winning 18. These stats place him on the third spot of Most wins as a captain in PSL.
His captaincy in ODI is yet to be determined but at least for T20I cricket, he can be the better choice.
Mohammad Rizwan has been often noted in an absolute energetic form on the field. For the last few months, he has been serving team Pakistan as a mid-order wicketkeeping batsman and once slammed a hundred at the top-order too.
Rizwan’s form behind the wicket has been outstanding as despite being a regular player, his aggression coming out and his signal guide to the player looking to play a crucial role in further triumphs.
He has led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the National T20 Cup in the 2020 season. The captaincy role adhered by him is worth praising as KPK won the terminal under Rizwan’s leadership.
Apart from being a good captain, his individual performances are blistering 71, 41, 76, 43, and 66 in the T20 franchise cricket showing his consistency with the bat.