Islamabad: Shahid Afridi has given his support to struggling Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup after initially creating controversy over the captaincy. (PCB Chief Blasts 'Irresponsible' Shahid Afridi Over Captaincy Statement)
Afridi irked Pakistan Cricket Board officials on Sunday by saying after the third one-day international loss to Australia that the PCB should decide now who will lead the team in next year's tournament.
Regular skipper Misbah opted to sit out on Sunday because of his loss of batting form. Afridi, as stand-in captain, couldn't prevent Australia from winning by one run and sweeping the series 3-0.