The chairman of the PCB Ramiz Raja said that with the induction of Mohammad Haris into the team, the international career of former Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is “almost over”.
It had been reported that the chief of the PCB at a meeting with head coach Mohammad Wasim said: “We have got a new wicket keeper in the shape of Muhammad Haris. It seems that Sarfraz Ahmed’s career is just about over.”
Harris, a young wicketkeeper player, played for Peshawar Zalmi in the seventh annual Pakistan Super League (PSL) and had an outstanding season.
He also debuted internationally in the first ODI against the West Indies.
Originally from Mushtarzai, the outskirts of Peshawar, Haris, 21, spent two forgettable years at the U-19 regional level but he excelled a third time to get the Junior Selection Committee to induct him into Pakistan’s team for the 2020 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
The former skipper of Pakistan has not been a regular feature of playing XI since Mohammad Rizwan filled his slot and was successful.
Sarfaraz Ahmed was a substitute player on the team but didn’t get a chance to play.