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Mohammad Rizwan Appointed as Pakistan’s T20I Vice-Captain

Mohammad Rizwan has named vice-captain of the T20I team by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). This comes before the team plays New Zealand in a five-match series. The wicket-keeper batter takes over for Shadab Khan, who hurt his ankle and couldn’t go on the New Zealand tour. Khan is on his way to getting better.

Rizwan Appointed Vice-Captain

Rizwan’s appointment marks the most recent among several changes within Pakistan’s leadership group and board structure, following Babar Azam’s resignation from captaincy across all formats post the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Pakistan secured fifth place on the table, managing only four victories in nine matches and missing out on knockout qualification. At 31 years old, Rizwan will serve as the deputy to Shaheen Shah Afridi, who appointed as the captain of the T20I side.

Rizwan has led internationally and domestically. He led Pakistan in two Tests against New Zealand in late 2020 and early 2021 after Babar’s right thumb broke. Since 2021, Rizwan has captained Multan Sultans in PSL. Sultans won the title in 2021 and reached the final in 2022 and 2023 under his leadership. He has led 64 of 238 T20s.

Rizwan Expresses Gratitude

Being named vice-captain of the Pakistan Men’s T20I team is an honor. I’m grateful that the PCB gave me this job. “I’m excited to work closely with the captain, the coaching staff, and my teammates to help the team succeed,” Rizwan said.

Rizwan has a stellar T20I record in which he has scored 2797 runs in 73 innings at an average of 49.07 with 25 half-centuries and one century. His strike rate of 127.30, however, has come under criticism in the last few years. He has also taken 41 catches and effected 11 stumpings.

Defect against Aussie

Pakistan are coming off a deflating 3-0 Test Series loss against Australia and will hope a change of format brings about a change in fortunes.

They are scheduled to play five T20Is in New Zealand, the first of which will start on January 12 in Auckland. They will then travel to Hamilton for the second T20I followed by Dunedin before going to Christchurch for the last two games.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Pawan

    January 10, 2024 at 7:09 am

    damn Exciting news!

  2. Gautam

    January 10, 2024 at 7:37 am

    iI really like to read all your articles

  3. Rony

    January 10, 2024 at 7:48 am

    well deserve captain , really excited to know what happens next,

  4. Sumit1

    January 10, 2024 at 8:13 am

    He deserve to be the captain.

  5. Rajdeep

    January 10, 2024 at 8:26 am

    write in some more interesting topics,

  6. Param

    January 11, 2024 at 7:31 am

    Hes such the shining star ,

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