Shaheen Afridi, who won the Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy twice in 2022 and 2023, is likely to be appointed a vice captain’ in the World Cup 2023 replacing Shadab Khan.
Pakistani left-arm Shaheen Afridi is a great fast bowler, with 255 international wickets. Shaheen Afridi has represented Pakistan on many more occasions, like 27 tests, 44 ODIs, and 52 Twenty20 internationals (T20Is).
However, Abrar Ahmed, a leg spin bowler, replaced Shadab Khan in the ODI World Cup squad in 2023. Although the decision to change the team leadership is in the hands of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf,
The Pakistan team’s poor performance in the Asia Cup 2023 has led to the scrutiny of celebrity captain Babar Azam for his captaincy.
Captain Babar Azam faced many questions over his decision to include vice-captain Shahdab Khan permanently in the playing 11 during the tournament .
Vice-captain Shahdab Khan, while representing the Pakistan team, seems to be underperforming in both bowling and batting.
This can be clearly seen in the latest Asia Cup, in which he took only six wickets in five matches.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee is considering possible changes in the Pakistan cricket team.
But the final decision revolves around the PCB management committee chairman. So, there are quite a few possibilities that Shaheen Afridi will replace Shadab Khan as vice captain.
Given the current performance and conditions of the Pakistan cricket team, the chances of Mohammad Haris, Usama Mir, Faheem Asraf, and Muhammad Wasim Jr. joining the World Cup squad are very slim.
In view of the current situation, it can be said that these people will be included in Pakistan squad for the upcoming World Cup 2023; Babr Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizvan, Fakhar Zaman, Abdulla Shafiq, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahdab Khan, Haris Rouf, Hassan Ali, and Zaman Khan.
However, it is quite possible that Shaheen Afridi will replace Shahdab Khan as a vice-captain. Although the decision to change the team leadership is in the hands of Pakistan Cricket Board Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf.