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Sarfraz vows to arrest Pakistan’s T20 downslide

Pakistan's vice captain Sarfraz Ahmed (C) shakes hands with Sri

Karachi : Newly-appointed Pakistan T20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed has stressed that his primary objective will be to improve his side’s position on the ICC rankings, where they are languishing at seventh spot following a disappointing outing in the Asia Cup and World T20 .

The 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman succeeded struggling all-rounder Shahid Afridi to command the national team on Tuesday and described his new responsibility as the ‘biggest honour’.

While being upbeat about his captaincy role, Sarfraz urged his teammates to make collective efforts in order to raise the team as a highly competitive unit, the Dawn reported.

He had captained the Pakistan Under-19 team towards the World Cup glory in 2006 and had also led the national side towards a 2-1 ODI series win over Zimbabwe in the absence of Azhar Ali last year.

However, Sarfraz’s T20I captaincy debut will have to wait till September 7, when Pakistan will take on England at Old Trafford for a one-off match. (ANI)

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