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PCB Appoints Babar Azam as T20 and ODI Captain, Marking His Return as Skipper

March 31, 2024

Babar Azam, a stalwart of Pakistan cricket, has been reappointed as the men’s national team’s skipper and ODI and T20I format. Babar had relinquished his responsibility as Pakistan’s captain across formats after the end of the 2023 ODI World Cup. But, the PCB decided to hand him the team’s leadership responsibility again, under the chairmanship of Mohsin Naqvi.

In a post, the Pakistan Cricket Board wrote: “Babar Azam appointed as white-ball captain. Following unanimous recommendation from the PCB’s selection committee, Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi has appointed Babar Azam as white-ball (ODI and T20I) captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team.”

Babar will replace Shaheen Shah Afridi as the team’s T20I skipper. An ODI captain was ever officially appointed by the PCB after Babar’s exit while Shan Masood is the current Test captain, having led the side in a three-match series in Australia.

Masood will continue to lead Pakistan in Test despite suffering a defeat in his previous assignment, against Australia.


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