Sarfraz Ahmed, the wicketkeeper-batsman, has been appointed as Pakistan’s T20I captain. The 28-year-old served as the vice-captain under former T20I captain Shahid Afridi.
The position of Pakistan’s T20I captain had been a subject of much speculation in recent days, as Afridi was heavily criticised as a leader following the team’s poor performances in both the Asia Cup and the World T20 – Pakistan won just three matches out of eight across the two tournaments.
In 2006, he was captain of the Pakistan team that won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He also led Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.
Pakistan will play their next T20I against England on September 7, 2016.