Former Pakistan pacer, Mohammad Amir, believes there is no valid reason to change the captain at this point, and doing so would be counterproductive for Pakistan team’s performance.
He urged the PCB to follow the example set by announcing the head coach and officially name Babar Azam as the captain for the World Cup.
“It’s high time that the board should announce the captain with only three to four months left in the World Cup,” Amir said on his official Youtube channel.
“There is no reason to change the captain at this point. It doesn’t make any sense. So, it’s better to officially name Babar Azam [as Pakistan captain] just like PCB announced the head coach,” he added.
Amir emphasized the importance of experience in leadership, and he believes that Azam is the best option for the job.
“The amount of experience that he has as a captain, there is no better option than him,” he said.
In a recent interview, Najam Sethi, PCB’s management committee chairman, said that the national team will play in the 2023 World Cup under Babar’s captaincy.
“We will play World Cup under Babar Azam. We will see and review after that. Babar did satisfactory captaincy against New Zealand. There will be a review process every time and there is no danger to his captaincy till then. I called Babar and asked him to relax,” Sethi said.