Azhar Ali’s future as Test captain uncertain after tour Down Under

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Test captain Azhar Ali will be under pressure, with regards to his future as the side’s skipper, heading into the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka on home soil. According to details, the top-order batsman needs to bring his A game to the fore as Pakistan gear up to take on the Islanders after the embarrassing Test series sweep at the hands of Australia Down Under – where the visitors lost both matches by an innings. Azhar took over the Pakistan Test side, replacing former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed, soon after MisbahulHaq was appointed as the team’s head coach-cum-chief selector. The right-hander’s personal performance, with the bat, has also not been satisfactory over the past two years, with an average of only 25. He also failed to impress during the recently concluded Australia Tests, accumulating just 62 runs in four innings.

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