Srinagar, May 25: Former ODI captain of Pakistan cricket team, Sarfaraz Ahmed, will be a part of squad touring England in July, confirmed chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday.
Misbah, who is also the head coach of team, said the squad will comprise of two wicket-keepers, given the tough English conditions.
“It makes sense to take two keepers on this tour because where will we find a replacement in those conditions. Sarfaraz is obviously our choice,” Misbah said in an appearance on YouTube show Cricket Baaz.
Sarfaraz was recently removed as ODI captain as young Babar replaced him. Explaining the change Misbah said it was needed to be done.
“I felt that as time progressed Sarfaraz was feeling more pressure more so because of his own form which was suffering. It was a decision to give him a break so that he could rest and make a strong comeback,” Misbah explained.
“I am happy to see that he has worked very hard on his fitness and game. He is very much in our plans.”
Sarfaraz is the only Pakistan captain after Imran Khan to win an ICC ODI trophy as he led Men in Green to Champions Trophy title in 2017.