The poor performance of Zimbabwe series put many players’ necks on the line and on the other hand, there are many who are eager to capitalise this situation. Apparently there is no such chance that Misbahul Haq will be axed from captaincy immediately as PCB chairman Najam Sethi has given a statement that changing the Test and ODI captain is not under consideration and that he is satisfied with Misbah’s performance. However, within the board something is cooking which will eventually cause end of Misbah’s career.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="394"]Shahid Afridi, Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan, Cricket, team, Captain, The hopeful Afridi is openly sharing his desire of becoming captain again. (Photo: Reuters)[/caption]

According to the sources, many office holders in Pakistan Cricket Board are advising the chairman to instigate the process of change of leadership slowly. In addition, the argument formulated in this regard is that Misbah is a good batsman but he is not a match winner, his defensive approach not only causing failure but also promoting such attitude in other players too. These important office holders are lobbying to have an aggressive captain.

On the other side, the newly appointed Manager Moin Khan is also very active to end Misbah’s story. Moreover, head coach Dav Whatmore is also looking to target Misbah for his own failure, as it is the only way out for him to save his job.

Vice Captain Hafeez has himself such a poor performance that in such emergency it is out of question for him to become captain. Therefore, if all things are might not in the control of Misbah but somehow they are favouring him, as his personal performance is defending him. Constantly losing big games for past few months have created many hard grounds for Misbah now.

Now Shahid Afridi is looking forward to utilising this situation. While talking to a private TV channel he said that he is completely ready if he is nominated as captain again. Time will decide if this statement was just an innocent desire or a hint towards a development.

It is evident that many current players in the national team have their future on the line during the upcoming series with tough team like South Africa. We should wait and watch for the result of that series.
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