Rizwan likely to replace Azhar as Test captain

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Mohammad Rizwan is likely to replace Azhar Ali as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering a change in Test leadership.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Azhar’s Test captaincy is under review and PCB’s CEO has already met him to discuss his performance. The Test skipper will now meet Ehsan Mani within 10 days after which the decision will be taken whether he will remain in his position or not.

Rizwan recently made Khyber Pakhtunkhwa National T20 Cup champion and this performance made his case strong to become the new red-ball format skipper.

Read: Akram likely to become chief selector after Misbah resigned

It is pertinent to mention here that Azhar replaced Sarfaraz as Test captain last year after Misbah-ul-Haq took national team’s charge as head coach cum chief selector. Under his leadership, Pakistan lost two Test series against Australia (2-0) and England (1-0) whereas won the only Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 at home.

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