Pakistan have selected Babar Azam as their skipper for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup to be played in India. Babar was chosen as Sarfaraz Ahmed’s successor back in 2019 as the captain of T20I format on a year contract. As of now, reliable reports suggest that the contract has been elongated.
As he was supposed to lead the team till the ICC World Cup 2020 that was to be staged in Australia but did not happen amidst the COVID-19 threats across the globe. Consequently, he will be given the chance in the upcoming World Cup.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam to captain the arch-rivals, Pakistan
Notably, Babar was also appointed as the commander of One-Day International in recent times but as Pakistan have not played any ODI match for months, his first assignment as the ODI skipper will be a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.
However, the official announcement has not been disclosed yet and might be revealed in a few days. He will also be the leader in the shorter-format against New Zealand and South Africa can be considered as well.
The complete, revised schedule of Zimbabwe’s tour of Pakistan is listed below:
20 Oct – Zimbabwe arrival in Islamabad
21-27 Oct – Isolation period & practice
28-29 Oct – Practice at Pindi Cricket Stadium
30 Oct – 1st ODI, Pindi Cricket Stadium
1 Nov – 2nd ODI, Pindi Cricket Stadium
3 Nov – 3rd ODI Pindi Cricket Stadium
4 Nov – Travel to Lahore
5-6 Nov – Practice at Gaddafi Stadium
7 Nov – 1st T20I Gaddafi Stadium
8 Nov – 2nd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium
10 Nov – 3rd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium
12 Nov – Zimbabwe departure for Harare