The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi as the interim head of the men’s national selection committee for the home series against New Zealand.
PCB announced the new panel today after sacking the selection committee headed by Mohammad Wasim.
Other members of the selection panel include Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum while Haroon Rasheed (Member PCB Management Committee) will be the convener.
Announcing the development, PCB Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said: “I welcome the interim Men’s National Selection Committee and I have no doubt that despite the limited time they will take brave and bold decisions that will It will help us build a strong and competitive team in the series. New Zealand.”
Najam Sethi said that Shahid Afridi has been an attacking cricketer who played all his cricket without any fear.
“He has nearly 20 years of cricketing experience, has achieved significant success across all formats and more importantly has always supported and supported young talent. So, in our collective opinion, modern There is no one better than him to understand the rigors, demands and challenges of the away game.
The PCB chief expressed confidence in Shahid Afridi and hoped that he would help Pakistan in selecting the best and deserving players and contribute to the team’s success in the upcoming series.
Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi said that he will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling this responsibility to the best of his ability.
“We need to get back to our winning ways and I have no doubt that through meritocratic and strategic selection decisions, we will be able to give the national team a strong performance in the series against New Zealand and restore the confidence of our fans.” will help to do.
I will soon call a meeting of the selectors and share my plans for the upcoming matches.
From 1996 to 2018, Shahid Afridi played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is in which he scored a total of 11,196 runs and took 541 wickets. He also captained the national team in 83 international matches. He was a member of the Pakistan team that won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2009 at Lord’s.
Abdul Razzaq, another member of the committee, played 343 international matches in his 17-year career from 1996 to 2013, scored 7,419 runs and took 389 wickets.
He was also a member of the team that won the T20 World Cup at Lord’s in 2009.
Rao Iftikhar played one Test, 62 ODIs and two T20Is from 2004 to 2010.