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Sarfraz to be part of Pak squad for England tour, says Misbah

Sports

May 27, 2020

LAHORE: Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has confirmed that former captain Sarfraz Ahmed will be a part of Pakistan's upcoming tour of England due to his experience in English conditions.

“It makes sense to take two keepers on this tour because where will we find a replacement in those conditions, Sarfraz is obviously our choice,” Misbah said in an appearance on YouTube show. Sarfraz, the last all-format captain of the national team, was sacked from the position and also dropped from the team just one series into Misbah's tenure. The coach, also the chief selector, had always maintained that dropping Sarfaraz was nothing personal and that he was merely given a break - a point he hammered home again. “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.”