Pakistan appointed Sarfraz Ahmed on Tuesday as the country’s Test captain. The decision was taken by Pakistan Cricket Board after he perfectly handled the team in Champions Trophy tournament that took place in England.
On June 18, Pakistan defeated India by 180-runs in the final match of Champions Trophy in London.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan selected Sarfraz as Test captain of the team at a ceremony that was organized by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
“I take this opportunity to announce Ahmed as our Test captain in addition to one-day and Twenty20 captain,” Khan stated.
In the three test series against Sri Lanka, Sarfraz will head the team on the neutral venue of the United Arab Emirates. The tournament will take place in October.
Since last year, Sarfraz Ahmed has been heading Pakistan in nine one-day international matches. The team won seven matches and losing only game. After retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan team under the guidance of Sarfraz Ahmed, won three-match Test series by 2-1 against West Indies in May this year.
Ahmed stated heading Pakistan in all three formats is a great privilege.
“I will do my best to lift the team in all three formats and will not rest on Champions Trophy laurels,” Sarfraz asserted.
After the winning of game in ICC champions trophy, Sharif rewarded every player R10 million. On the other hand, team management got five million.