Mohammad Amir names three players who can replace Babar Azam as captain

Pakistan team failed to impress during the ICC World Cup 2023

By Web Desk
November 14, 2023
Amir celebrates after taking a wicket. - AFP

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has revealed his choice of captains for the national side in all formats of the game after the team failed to deliver during the ICC World Cup 2023 under the leadership of Babar Azam.

While speaking on Haarna Mana Hay, Amir said that all-rounder Imad Wasim is a suitable candidate for the T20 format.

"For the T20I format, with the T20 World Cup on the horizon and a series of T20 matches and a Test series against Australia lined up before the mega-event, I pick Imad Wasim," Amir said.

Meanwhile, in ODI cricket, Amir named left-handed opener Shan Masood as the captain.

"In ODI, if you want to change regime than Shan Masood can be a very good option," he said.

Amir also backed experienced wicketkeeper-batter Sarfaraz Ahmed to lead the side in the longest format of the game.

"If you want to prepare any youngster for Test captaincy, Sarfaraz still has 2 years left in cricket, so appoint him as the captain along with a youngster as vice-captain," he concluded.

The 1992 champions failed to make the semi-finals of the show-piece event in India, finishing their campaign with their fifth defeat in nine matches against holders England on Saturday.

Azam is considering relinquishing the captaincy, specifically stepping down from leadership in white-ball cricket.

As per sources, the 29-year-old has been seeking guidance on his future, consulting with former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and people close to him.

During the training at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Friday, Azam sought advice from Ramiz Raja.

The decision on whether to continue as captain will be influenced by consultations upon his return to the country. In the current circumstances, Azam values the advice he receives, particularly from his father.

Expressing disappointment with the conduct of the PCB and former cricketers, Azam has received counsel from those close to him advising him to step down from leadership in all three formats.

Sources further added that the suggestion is based on the belief that prominent captains have faced challenges in Test series in Australia. Consequently, individuals in Azam's inner circle have recommended he step down from captaincy roles in both red and white-ball cricket.


    Shaikh Muhammad Ashraf commented 7 months ago

    Amir and Imad have lost their minds and can go to any extent in enmity with Babar for personal reasons.

    Manzar Abbas commented 7 months ago

    Babar Azam insha'Allah Remain Captain Of Pakistan Cricket Team Rest Of All Good Player Butt Only Can Babar Azam Can Lead Captioncy

    Mir commented 7 months ago

    Absolutely nonsense. Babar is a decent skipper and he has to continue.

    Muhammad Ali commented 7 months ago

    DMuhammad Amir is best to lead the team or immad Wasim is also quality of caption

    Ali Raza commented 7 months ago

    Babar Azam insha'Allah Remain Captain Of Pakistan Cricket Team in all formats.

    Mohsin commented 7 months ago

    Rizwan is good option if you have to change baber other wise baber is good

    Anbas commented 7 months ago

    Amir and Imad lost their minds babar is the great captain

    Khurram Khalid commented 7 months ago

    How the person who sold the prestige of the country sits on national media and discuss the future of Pakistani cricket..its a joke as well as nonsense...many bowlers are waiting for their turn let them chance sip a sour once for the future of Pakistani cricket.

      Muhammad Ashfaq commented 7 months ago


    Hazzy commented 7 months ago

    Shan and Imad are fighting for their places in the team and still hoping for a captaincy roll, In fact Imad is not able to deliver in psl as a captain of Karachi Kings

    Tariq commented 7 months ago

    Amir is a stupid person. Never follow any suggestion from the corrupt cricketer

    Tahir Umair Shahid commented 7 months ago

    babar must be removed to save cricket

    SK commented 7 months ago

    Isko itni jalan ho rhy hey ke din raat bernol laga ke sota hey. No place for gamblers and cheap person like you . You don't deserve to say anything about world No 1 team . Ghatiya insan

    sk commented 7 months ago

    Ghatiya insan. you don't deserve to say anything about Baber azam . We don't have place for gamblers and cheap players like you . Bernol lagaya karo 3 time .

    Haider Ali commented 7 months ago

    Yes Imad wassem

    Waqas commented 7 months ago

    The one who sold the country is now sitting on TV and sharing his crocked views. Shows how low as a nation we are. There is honor and dignity left. Sorry to say

    Kashif waris commented 7 months ago

    Hello sarfraz ahmad is the best choice for test and one day format as captain and teaching for future captain. Be cause sarfraz ahmad have 2 years for playing.