Tribune Take: Pakistan cricket needs a succession plan for the captaincy

Published: December 21, 2011
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In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at the Pakistan cricket team’s exemplary performance against Bangladesh, the upcoming England series and Mohsin Khan’s appointment as coach. 

Faras Ghani, Sports Editor The Express Tribune, says this win was a great way to end a very successful year for the team. Having not lost a single series this entire year, the team goes into the England series with confidence – even though England is the number one test cricket side.

However, Ghani points out with Misbahul Haq’s success as a captian, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has yet to appoint a vice captain. With no one being groomed in the shadows for two-years down the line, the PCB might find itself in a tough spot soon.

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The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • MAD
    Dec 21, 2011 - 9:30PM

    I believe the next nominee is Mohammad Hafeez. Ofcourse this Pkistan and keeping in mind the ways of the PCB and our cricket team anything can happen.

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  • antanu
    Dec 21, 2011 - 10:24PM

    PCB should groom Umar Akmal. He is young, immensely talented and impending responsibility may force him to play intelligently and not in rash manner of which he is often guilty .. But he is Pakistan’s future in cricket…there is no doubt.

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  • Uzzie
    Dec 22, 2011 - 12:16AM

    @antanu: no way an akmal brother can captain pakistan. are we already forgetting that he was guilty of faking an injury to protest the dropping of his brother.

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  • Yasir mehmood
    Dec 22, 2011 - 2:08AM

    It should be muhammad hafeez who has also captained domestic sides.

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  • Zaid Hassan
    Dec 22, 2011 - 3:25AM

    If you actually follow pakistan cricket than you would know tht mohammad hafeez is next in line and even did captaincy in a warm up 3 day game in West indies tour when misbah rested !

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  • Ali
    Dec 22, 2011 - 5:46AM

    The way I see it, we will have Misbah, then Hafeez and then Umar Akmal some 5-6 years later.

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  • PCB MAN
    Dec 22, 2011 - 6:55AM

    MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ IS THE MAN TO FOLLOW MISBAH UL HAQ AS THE SKIPPER

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  • Karim Javed
    Dec 22, 2011 - 10:24AM

    Who says no choice for Vice Captain Hafeez deserves this spot very well. And every one knows this.

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  • THE
    Dec 22, 2011 - 11:11AM

    Please don’t even try to give Umar Akaml’s name for captaincy. Recommend

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