The Pakistan Cricket team had a fantastic outing in the shortest format of the game and they’re currently ranked no.1 in the ICC T20I rankings. A lot of credit for this performance must go to the former captain of Pakistan Sarfraz Ahmed. After getting the captaincy reigns in 2016, Sarfraz Ahmed didn’t look back as he went on to register a record number of series victories in the T20 format. Sarfraz Ahmed was also the victorious captain in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
However, most of Sarfraz’s victories came in the T20I format. Under the captaincy of Sarfraz, Pakistan achieved some memorable series’ victories against England in England, against New Zealand in New Zealand and also beating Australia in the final of the Tri-series in Zimbabwe was a fantastic achievement for the green shirts.
Shaheens also went on to beat New Zealand 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates followed by beating Australia with the same margin in the same country. Sarfraz Ahmed’s achievements in T20 format are known to everyone but he was removed from the captaincy after the last T20I home series against Sri Lanka.
The green shirts failed badly in that series and a second-string side of Sri Lanka went on to clinch the series 3-0 against Pakistan at the Qaddafi Stadium Lahore. Sarfraz Ahmed was replaced by Mohammad Rizwan for the T20I series in Australia and Rizwan couldn’t enjoy much success down under in this format.
Now the reports in the media claim that the management of Pakistan under the supervision of Misbah-ul-Haq, the head coach and the chief selector is thinking about bringing back Sarfraz Ahmed for the T20I series against Bangladesh at home. So it is quite possible that the new year of 2020 is going to bring good news for the former captain as he is in line for a T20 return to the side against Bangladesh.
According to a few credible journalists, the former captain of Pakistan has been called to attend the fitness test at the national cricket academy in Lahore on the 6th of January. Sarfraz Ahmed was released from the squad after the T20I series against Sri Lanka and since then, Sarfraz Ahmed has taken part in most of the domestic cricket matches.
He was the captain of the Sindh cricket team in the recently concluded Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019. Sarfraz Ahmed has also worked a lot on his fitness and he looks in great shape now to make a comeback in the side.
It was Sarfraz Ahmed who took Pakistan to the no.1 rank in the ICC T20I rankings and most of the triumphs of the green shirts in this particular format came under the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed. Sarfraz Ahmed is also the captain of the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League and his team is the defending champions of the tournament that is going to see its fifth edition being held in Pakistan completely.