Shadab Khan’s Vice-Captainship is Uncertain

Reports claim Shadab Khan may be replaced as vice captain before the home T20I series.
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may dismiss all-rounder Shadab Khan as white-ball vice-captain.

In 2020, the 24-year-old became vice captain and captained the Men in Green in T20Is against Afghanistan. Pakistan lost the Sharjah series 2-1.

Before the Pakistan-New Zealand limited-overs series, sources suggested a new deputy captain. Pakistan could replace Shadab Khan with leg-spinner Usama Mir for the home series against New Zealand.

The Pakistan-New Zealand series was rescheduled due to Punjab elections.
On March 20, the PCB announced that the New Zealand men’s cricket team’s five ODIs and five T20Is in Pakistan will be altered.

“The team will land in Lahore on April 14 and play three T20Is there from April 14–17. From April 20–26, they will play the last two T20Is and their first ODI in Rawalpindi.” From April 30 to May 7, the last four ODIs will be held in Karachi.

New Zealand’s additional tour will contribute toward the ICC Team Rankings. The T20Is will help the PCB rebuild the team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which will be played in the USA and West Indies in June or July of that year. The ODIs will aid Pakistan in preparing for the ACC Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023.

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