‘Chief selector’ Moin Khan looking for ‘performing’ Pak captain who is ‘liked’ by team

Karachi, Apr 26: Pakistan’s new chief selector Moin Khan has said that he believes the captain of a team should be a player who is a performer and also liked by his teammates.

Opener Ahmed Shehzad is being tipped to take over as the national T20 captain after Mohammad Hafeez stepped down following Pakistan’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the World T20 in Bangladesh

According to The Nation, Khan indicated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could go for a change in captaincy of the one-day team in the coming weeks, saying that a captain should be liked by the team, the media and the fans, along with being a performer.

Khan may reportedly be referring to current Test and one-day skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who has led by personal example with some sterling performances, but continues to be criticised in the media and by fans for his approach to the game.

Khan further said that Pakistan has time enough to prepare for the 2015 World Cup, although he urged the players to keep the same approach and positive attitude in order to be world champions.

Sources have indicated that with Khan taking over as chief selector and manager of the national team, there is a lobby active in the board that wants Shahid Afridi to be given the one-day team captaincy before the 2015 World Cup, the report added. (ANI)