Thursday, June 1, 2023

“Sarfaraz Proved His Selection Right”, Shahid Afridi

PCB’s (Pakistan Cricket Board) acting chief selector Shahid Afridi stated, “Sarfaraz Ahmed proved his selection right as he helped Pakistan make a comeback after losing early wickets on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at National Bank Cricket Arena.”

An interim selection committee has been announced by the national cricket governing body’s newly-appointed management committee.

Afridi denied to take a permanent role in the board, was appointed as the chief of the selection committee, whereas Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum will be the members. Haroon Rashid, who is also a member of the PCB management committee, will be the convener.

Just in 28.4 overs, Pakistan’s top order collapsed and were standing at 110-4, but skipper Babar Azam partnered with former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and saved Pakistan by reaching 317 at stumps on day 1.

Sarfaraz was sent to pavilion after 86 runs on 153 balls, while Babar stayed at the pitch till the end of play.

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