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Pakistan appoints Sarfraz Ahmed as new Test captain

Sarfraz Ahmed given Pakistan Test Captaincy.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan Tuesday (4) rewarded Sarfraz Ahmed with the country’s Test captaincy, a fortnight after he led the national team to an elusive Champions Trophy title in England. Underdogs Pakistan trounced India by a record 180-run margin in the final in London on June 18 to lift the Champions Trophy, to the shock and ecstasy of the cricket-mad country. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan named Sarfraz Test captain at a ceremony honouring the winning team hosted by prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Tuesday. “I take this opportunity to announce Ahmed as our Test captain in addition to one-day and Twenty20 captain,” Khan said. The 30-year-old will lead Pakistan in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, likely to…

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