Former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has been named the new team director following the team’s disappointing performance at the recent World Cup 2023.
Hafeez, who played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is for Pakistan, was recently elected to the PCB’s technical committee. He was also a key member of the team that won the Champions Trophy in 2017.
The PCB also announced today that Shaheen Shah Afridi will be the new captain of the T20I side, while Shan Masood will lead the team in Test matches.
In a concurrent move, the PCB has entrusted the captaincy of the T20I squad to Shaheen Shah Afridi, a rising star in the cricketing world. Afridi’s impressive performances and potential for future growth make him an apt choice for this challenging role.
On the Test front, Shan Masood, a batsman who has consistently excelled in the red-ball format, has been named captain. Masood’s experience, coupled with his recent success, positions him well to lead the team in its pursuit of excellence in Test cricket.
These appointments mark a significant shift in the team’s leadership dynamics, signaling a renewed focus on building a cohesive and competitive unit capable of achieving international success. Hafeez’s expertise and the fresh leadership provided by Afridi and Masood are expected to galvanize the team and propel them towards greater heights.