3 Reasons Why Azhar Ali Might Lose Captaincy Before Sri Lanka’s Tour To Pakistan

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Brisbane Test Punjab XI, Azhar Ali Captaincy, Australia's tour to Pakistan
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Media rumors suggest that Azhar Ali might lose captaincy before Sri Lanka’s tour to Pakistan. So, here is a look at why Azhar Ali’s sacking as Pakistan’s skipper in the longest version of the game is on the cards.

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Because Faisal Javed Hinted At It

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Senator Faisal Javed is part of the ruling party and is considered to be close to Prime Minister, Imran Khan. In a recent interview the prominent politician while voicing his opinion criticized the appointment of Azhar Ali as Pakistan’s Test team captain. His statement in the media then might as well be a clear signal of what Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to do.

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Azhar Ali Might Lose Captaincy Because Of His Batting Form

Pakistan’s Warm-up Match Against Australia-A, Brisbane Test Punjab XI, Azhar Ali Captaincy
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Azhar Ali’s batting form has been awful for a while now. Hence, with the upper order batsman not performing even after being named to lead the green shirts; keeping him on board won’t be a straight forward task for PCB who is anyway, in need of a scape goat right now.  

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Questions Over The Captaincy Style Of Azhar Ali

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Azhar Ali is a calm individual and a thorough gentleman. However, while his style of captaincy might work in countries like New Zealand, England etc.; you need an authoritative figure to be leading the Pakistan dressing room. Hence, Azhar might just not be the man who can produce the desired results in a country like Pakistan and perhaps, it something that PCB finally, seems to have realized.

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