TRUSTING EXPERIENCE by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet Sarfaraz managed just a run-a-ball 13 in his ODI comeback © AFP Pakistan captain Babar Azam threw his weight behind former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who got rare game time in the series decider against South Africa on April 7. Sarfaraz’s ODI captaincy stint was brought to an end following a disappointing 50-over World Cup in 2019 for the team as well as himself. Sarfaraz featured in just two ODIs in – September-October 2019 – after the showpiece event, and has relinquished his spot behind the stumps and in the middle-order to Mohammad Rizwan. Wednesday’s appearance was his first since October 2019, where he managed a run-a-ball 13 in Pakistan’s essay of 320. Sarfaraz’s inclusion in itself became a topic of discussion, but captain Azam reiterated his trust in the senior player. “We trust him, that’s why he is with us,” Babar said after his team’s victory. “In ODIs, we will try to utilize him as much as we can as wicketkeeper and batsman at No. 5.” Though the opportunity for Sarfaraz presented itself only due to Shadab Khan’s injury, Azam admitted that bringing in the 33-year-old was a decision based… Read full this story
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