Sarfraz Ahmed, on Tuesday (July 4), was officially named the captain of Pakistan’s Test side. The announcement was made by Shahryar Khan, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, who said that Sarfraz had accepted the offer made to him to lead the side in Tests.
“I take this opportunity to announce Ahmed as our Test captain in addition to one-day and Twenty20 captain,” Khan said at a function held to honour the Champions Trophy winning side. “I and Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq had decided already and I think this is the right time to declare it.”
“I am honoured to be appointed Test captain,” Sarfraz said at the ceremony. “I will do my best to lift the team in all three formats and will not rest on Champions Trophy laurels.”