Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi might be named as the skipper for the men in green’s ODI and T20 team. PCB might cash on the charming all-rounder once again to lead the green army for the limited-overs cricket.
Previously, Afridi was Pakistan’s limited-overs skipper while Misbah was the Test skipper. But after an unpleasant clash with the Ex- head coach Waqar Younis and PCB chief Ijaz Butt, Afridi temporarily retired from international cricket. He came back to international cricket once again when the period of Butt was completed. But he wasn’t reinstated as skipper. He played under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq. As a skipper of Pakistan’s limited-overs team, Afridi excellently led Pakistan to reach the semifinal of last year’s ICC World Cup where his side was defeated by India at Mohali.
Despite the disasters of spot-fixing in 2010, Afridi gelled jointly a tattered Pakistan unit well to bring them back on winning path in the post spot-fixing era. As a skipper Shahid Afridi has led Pakistan in 34 ODIs and has won 18 of them while he has led in 18 T20s and has won 8 of them. He’s also led in 1 Test with a defeat after which he re-retired from Test format.