New Delhi. The Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan has announced its playing eleven for the Benaud-Qadir Trophy, which is going to start in Australia from December 14, in which a total of 18 players have been given place. The responsibility of the team will be on the shoulders of captain Shan Masood. Let us tell you that after Pakistan’s poor performance in the World Cup 2023, questions were raised on the captaincy of Babar Azam. Not only this, he also had to face criticism from people on social media, after which he resigned from his post.
However, PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf had offered him the captaincy post till the Benaud-Qadir Trophy starting on December 14, but Babar considered it appropriate to reject the offer. He said that for now he wants to represent the Pakistani team only as a player. There is no intention of becoming captain right now. After which Shan Masood was made the Test match captain and Shaheen Afridi was made the T-20 captain.
On the other hand, if we talk about the three series of three Test matches starting from December 14, then the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan has announced the playing eleven of the UP team, which includes: Shan Masood (captain), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafiq. , Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Nauman Ali, Saeem Ayub, Salman Ali Aga, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed has been given place.
🚨 SQUAD ANNOUNCED 🚨
Our 18-member squad for the three-match Test series against Australia 🇵🇰
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 20, 2023
If we talk about the match schedule, the Benaud-Kadir Trophy will be played from 14 to 18 December, in which the first match will be played in Perth and the remaining two matches will be played in Melbourne. At the same time, Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup has been disappointing. In such a situation, how is the performance of this team in the three series test matches. Everyone’s eyes will be on this. Let us tell you that the Pakistani team could not even reach the semi-finals in the World Cup. After which there was a stir in the Pakistani Cricket Control Board. The process of resignations started, which has now reached its stopping point till Babar Azam.