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Azhar Ali’s role as captain under threat following series setback

Shaharyar Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has explained that Azhar Ali’s position as the national skipper of the 50-overs organization of the amusement will go under survey at the finish of the continuous five-coordinate One Day International (ODI) arrangement against Australia.

Azhar’s captaincy has gone under expanding examination as of late and it hasn’t been aided by Pakistan’s poor on-field exhibitions in the shorter configurations of the diversion. His authority has been panned by pundits who have been crying rough about his ‘quelled and unoriginal’ style of captaincy.

Under his lead, Pakistan crashed to number nine in the International Cricket Committee’s (ICC) ODI rankings and are in gigantic peril of passing up a great opportunity for programmed capability for the up and coming 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

“Once the Australian tour is over we will review the captaincy issue and take a decision on it. I don’t want to discuss Azhar’s captaincy in the middle of the one-day series. Best we took it up after the team returns home,”

Be that as it may, the PCB stood firm behind their captain and Azhar figured out how to hush some of his commentators, driving his group to a 3-0 whitewash over kindred strugglers, West Indies, in the as of late closed ODI arrangement in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The outcome against West Indies lifted Pakistan to eight in the ICC table and gave their ambushed skipper some breathing space. Be that as it may, things went south down under, with Pakistan colliding with yet another arrangement misfortune. Azhar himself didn’t have an incredible time with the bat, bombing in both the matches he highlighted. A hamstring damage managed while running between wickets in the primary match at the Gabba, Brisbane, constrained him out of the second and third match of the arrangement.

Under Mohammad Hafeez, who remained in for him, Pakistan won the second ODI, their first win of the visit at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), subsequently giving more ammo to Azhar Ali’s faultfinders. The chief returned for the fourth ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), and observed hopelessly as Pakistan dropped gets, bungled on the field and lost steam in the hardened 354-run pursue. In the long run, they were trounced by a 86-run edge, along these lines losing the arrangement by a 3-1 edge with one amusement to play.



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