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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the appointment of Shan Masood as the Test captain and Shaheen Afridi as the T20Is.

The board announced the development in a post on social media platform X - formerly Twitter.

Shan has been appointed captain till the end of the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25. His first assignment will be a three-match Test series against Australia starting from December 14.

Meanwhile, Shaheen will lead Pakistan Men’s Team in the T20I format and his first assignment will be the five-match T20I series in New Zealand from January 12 to 21 January. The 23-year-old quick has bagged 64 wickets in 52 T20Is.

Shaheen has also captained Lahore Qalandars in PSL and has helped the side win the tournament twice in two years in the 2022 and 2023 editions.

The move comes shortly after Babar Azam stepped down as-format captain, following a humiliating World Cup campaign.

He was under fire after Pakistan failed to perform in the Asia Cup and continued the same momentum into the World Cup — where they crashed out before reaching the semis.

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Sumaroo Nov 16, 2023 08:11am
On ce again real bad choices lacking merit rather connections.
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ZimBabarOUT Nov 16, 2023 10:26am
Allah and people of Pakistan are with you Shaheen. Sky is the limit for you. May you shine brighter than the brightest stars.
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Rebirth Nov 18, 2023 01:08am
While Shan Masood is an Imad Wasim type choice and may seem reasonable but the problem is that we needed Yogi Sarfaraz Adityanath for the World Cup in India. There’s nothing even remotely close to that coming up in at least two calendar years that’ll provide our team with the same kind of exposure to the Indian audience. Shan Masood was also not seen by the Karachi crowd as a hometown hero for two reasons: the crowd he appeals to may be in County Cricket, but not Pakistan. At least not in Karachi. Maybe the educated elite may be impressed but they won’t line up for hours to go watch. Sarfaraz is a blue collar hit just as he would be in Australia no different than Miandad. Secondly, no one likes cricket in Pakistan and especially, not in Karachi. Football is far more popular and if we’re ever going to play with the bat and ball, the only way to attract an audience is through baseball. Shan Masood or Imad Wasim are a good choice for an English crowd. Not sure if Mirpuris would like them.
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