Pakistan may Appoint Sohaib Maqsood as T20I Captain: Sources

Sohaib Maqsood has a better chance of becoming Pakistan's T20I captain than veteran Shahid Afridi as sources say PCB feels he can lead the team to the T20I World Cup in 2016.

updated: September 16, 2014 10:47 IST
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Sohaib Maqsood who hails from Multan has played just 17 ODIs and 13 T20 matches for Pakistan since his debut last year.


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger captain who could be appointed on long term basis.

"The idea is that if Sohaib Maqsood is appointed the T20 captain he can lead the country right until the 2016 World T20 while in Afridi's case it will have to be a short term appointment," one source said.

Maqsood, 27, is also being seen as a strong candidate as he is an MBA and experts believe he will cement his place in the national team in all three formats soon.

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