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Ali named new Pakistan ODI captain

Azhar Ali named new Pakistan ODI captain

Ali named new Pakistan ODI captain

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan has named Azhar Ali as captain for limited-overs cricket after ignoring the middle-order batsman for the Cricket World Cup, where it was eliminated in the quarterfinal.

Ali, who played the last of his 14 one-day internationals in 2013, replaces Misbah-ul-Haq, who has retired from ODIs. Misbah will continue to lead in test matches, where Ali will be vice-captain.

Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed was named as vice-captain for ODIs and will also be Shahid Afridi's deputy in Twenty20s.

Former test batsman Haroon Rasheed will be the new chief selector, with Kabir Khan -- who has coached Afghanistan -- included in the four-member selection panel.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan says captain and coaches will have no voting rights in selection and can only give their suggestions to the selection committee.

Updated : 2021-09-29 10:15 GMT+08:00