Pakistan reached number one in ODI rankings
PCB can make a big announcement soon
New Delhi. Captain Babar Azam will be rewarded for making Pakistan the number one ODI team. The Pakistan Cricket Board has almost decided to retain Babar as captain till the ICC World Cup 2023 to be played in India in October-November. Geo News has given this information by quoting sources. An announcement about this can be made soon.
After winning the fourth ODI against New Zealand on Friday, Pakistan has secured the number one spot in the ICC ODI rankings. Babar Azam scored a century in this match. He played a brilliant inning of 107 runs in 117 balls hitting 10 fours. This was the 18th century of his career. Babar is the second batsman to score the most ODI centuries for Pakistan. The record of most centuries is in the name of Saeed Anwar, who scored 20 centuries. PCB chairman Najam Sethi congratulated the Pakistan team, captain Babar Azam and the coaches for securing the number one spot in the ICC ODI rankings. He especially praised Babur.
‘Vice-captain not needed’
At the same time, former captain Shahid Afridi has said that PCB should declare Babar Azam as captain till 2023 world to end the captaincy issue. He also said that there is no need to announce the name of the vice-captain for the World Cup. There is only one captain and we should support and trust Babar Azam to lead the team towards success.
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Shahid Afridi also told the media that Babar still needs to work on improving his captaincy. However, I believe that Babar should go to India with full preparation and confidence as the captain of the team. Let us tell you that Pakistan has taken a 4-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series against New Zealand. The last match of the series will be played in Karachi on 7th May.
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Tags: Babar Azam, Pakistan cricket team, world cup 2023
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 07, 2023, 13:06 IST