The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is currently in the process of finalizing its squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand. As per recent reports, the PCB is considering all-rounder Imad Wasim or opener Shan Masood as a possible replacement for Shadab Khan as the team’s vice-captain. The decision to rest Shadab Khan for the New Zealand series was made after high-ranking PCB authorities expressed their disapproval of his choices during the Afghanistan series.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam, who was rested for the Afghanistan series, will once again assume the captaincy duties for the T20I and ODI series against New Zealand. The selection committee will choose the T20I and ODI teams for the series after consulting with Babar Azam at a meeting to be held the following week. The meeting and squad announcement are expected to take place on April 4.
Furthermore, it is likely that Usama Mir, the team’s leg-spinner, will be given an opportunity in the New Zealand series in lieu of Shadab Khan. Mohammad Rizwan is expected to continue serving as the Test team’s vice-captain.
The decision regarding the selection of the vice-captain for the limited-overs team will be made by Najam Sethi, the chairman of the PCB management committee. Once the PCB chief approves the decision, an official announcement will be issued.
In conclusion, the PCB is actively working towards finalizing its squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand. With Babar Azam returning to lead the team, the selection committee will be tasked with choosing a well-balanced squad that can perform to the best of its abilities. The final decision regarding the vice-captain for the limited-overs team will be made by Najam Sethi, and an official announcement will be issued once the decision is approved by the PCB chief.