Sarfaraz Ahmed as Chief Selector for Champions Trophy 2025?

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The last time Pakistan won an ICC event was in 2017 and it happened to a Champions Trophy which is the next ICC event as T20 World Cup will conclude soon.

Pakistan won CT 2017 because we had certain elements of luck + A genius captain who had a wealth of experience leading sides of victory in past events be it local games or under 19 games + selections that were made on merit with every player playing in their proper position such as hafeez at no 4, Fakhar at opening etc.

Since then, we saw Misbah ul Haq being made chief selector and Coach in 2020 which led to serial losses against C teams.

The team would then recover when Pakistan would employ foreign coaches for 2021 t20 wc. Despite great performances Australia proved to mentally hold their nerve and get their team through to the final.

However afterwards Babar Azam would then be given more control and form a friendship clique that has led Pakistan to consistently get butchered in tournaments. Whats worse his ego has prevented the likes of Abrar to flourish and various other talented players such as Muhammad haris, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab tahir are taking a back seat thanks to Babar and Wahab at the helm.

Pakistan needs to learn that you don't need fake people with colledge degrees and zero intelligence to run our cricket.

You simply need a cricketing Mind who makes proper selections, has the mentality to play for the team and put the team and Country ahead of their own personal interests and a selector who actually is willing to watch Domestic games and select from the Domestic unit.

If we make Sarfraz Ahmed the Chief Selector, and Gary Kristen the coach + Chairman, then we can finally end the circus of Players like Azam Khan, Shadab Khan etc getting a free ride in the team.

I'm aware sarfi hasn't retired yet, but you can offer him the role and offer retirement as well.

My 2 solutions are

A) Make Sarfraz Chief selector with Gary as Chairman and Coach.

B) Make Gary Kristen all 3, Chief Selector + Coach + Chairman.

If Pakistan sticks to the current committee then by the time 2025 CT comes, Fans wont be able to resist comparing Sarfraz to Babar and tearing Babar apart for failing his 6th tournament in a row.
 
Thought people wanted him to play in CT 2025?
 
Lol if you read the recent revisionism you would think Sarfraz was a cross between Mike Brealey , Imran Khan, Clive Lloyd, Roy Keane and Abdul Qadir Khan.

He was a good captain for a period of time. He's had his time now. Bas Karo please.
 
Has he retired from international cricket?
No but PCB should just offer him retirement for chief selector role like they did to Wahab riaz,

We don't need a prejudice selector who keeps players like haris out.
 
Lol if you read the recent revisionism you would think Sarfraz was a cross between Mike Brealey , Imran Khan, Clive Lloyd, Roy Keane and Abdul Qadir Khan.

He was a good captain for a period of time. He's had his time now. Bas Karo please.
If Wahab and Babar can be made chief selector and captain and Misbah a former captain be made chief selector and coach, why can't sarfraz? A guy who unlike the aforementioned 3, has an ICC victory under his belt and still the record holder for most succesful t20 captain and PSL captain?
 
For that to happen, first he has to come on live television and criticize Babar. :dw
 
The last time Pakistan won an ICC event was in 2017 and it happened to a Champions Trophy which is the next ICC event as T20 World Cup will conclude soon.

Pakistan won CT 2017 because we had certain elements of luck + A genius captain who had a wealth of experience leading sides of victory in past events be it local games or under 19 games + selections that were made on merit with every player playing in their proper position such as hafeez at no 4, Fakhar at opening etc.

Since then, we saw Misbah ul Haq being made chief selector and Coach in 2020 which led to serial losses against C teams.

The team would then recover when Pakistan would employ foreign coaches for 2021 t20 wc. Despite great performances Australia proved to mentally hold their nerve and get their team through to the final.

However afterwards Babar Azam would then be given more control and form a friendship clique that has led Pakistan to consistently get butchered in tournaments. Whats worse his ego has prevented the likes of Abrar to flourish and various other talented players such as Muhammad haris, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab tahir are taking a back seat thanks to Babar and Wahab at the helm.

Pakistan needs to learn that you don't need fake people with colledge degrees and zero intelligence to run our cricket.

You simply need a cricketing Mind who makes proper selections, has the mentality to play for the team and put the team and Country ahead of their own personal interests and a selector who actually is willing to watch Domestic games and select from the Domestic unit.

If we make Sarfraz Ahmed the Chief Selector, and Gary Kristen the coach + Chairman, then we can finally end the circus of Players like Azam Khan, Shadab Khan etc getting a free ride in the team.

I'm aware sarfi hasn't retired yet, but you can offer him the role and offer retirement as well.

My 2 solutions are

A) Make Sarfraz Chief selector with Gary as Chairman and Coach.

B) Make Gary Kristen all 3, Chief Selector + Coach + Chairman.

If Pakistan sticks to the current committee then by the time 2025 CT comes, Fans wont be able to resist comparing Sarfraz to Babar and tearing Babar apart for failing his 6th tournament in a row.
Sarfraz as a chief selector alongside Gary Kirsten as coach, will be a lethal combination.
 
In Pakistan and mainly in the subcontinent, a captain should be a good player; otherwise, he will not be able to lead properly. The issue with Sarfraz was that he was a decent captain but a very average player, especially in the white-ball format, and that led to his downfall. Then we have the opposite case with Babar, who was a brilliant player but a terrible captain. Now, he is not even performing well after his failed captaincy fiasco. Very few players in Pakistan have been both good players and good captains, like Imran Khan and Wasim Akram.
 
I’m not sure about it. Sarfraz Ahmed kept selecting Azam Khan in Queeta Gladiators. At one point he said, “If you watch him play you will forget Chris Gayle.” Either fitness and being obese hold no value for him, or he is someone who can’t withstand pressure from the top. Plus, he doubles down gives outrageous statements.
 
I’m not sure about it. Sarfraz Ahmed kept selecting Azam Khan in Queeta Gladiators. At one point he said, “If you watch him play you will forget Chris Gayle.” Either fitness and being obese hold no value for him, or he is someone who can’t withstand pressure from the top. Plus, he doubles down gives outrageous statements.
It's not Sarfaraz's fault that Azam has failed to live up to his potential
 
The last time Pakistan won an ICC event was in 2017 and it happened to a Champions Trophy which is the next ICC event as T20 World Cup will conclude soon.

Pakistan won CT 2017 because we had certain elements of luck + A genius captain who had a wealth of experience leading sides of victory in past events be it local games or under 19 games + selections that were made on merit with every player playing in their proper position such as hafeez at no 4, Fakhar at opening etc.

Since then, we saw Misbah ul Haq being made chief selector and Coach in 2020 which led to serial losses against C teams.

The team would then recover when Pakistan would employ foreign coaches for 2021 t20 wc. Despite great performances Australia proved to mentally hold their nerve and get their team through to the final.

However afterwards Babar Azam would then be given more control and form a friendship clique that has led Pakistan to consistently get butchered in tournaments. Whats worse his ego has prevented the likes of Abrar to flourish and various other talented players such as Muhammad haris, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab tahir are taking a back seat thanks to Babar and Wahab at the helm.

Pakistan needs to learn that you don't need fake people with colledge degrees and zero intelligence to run our cricket.

You simply need a cricketing Mind who makes proper selections, has the mentality to play for the team and put the team and Country ahead of their own personal interests and a selector who actually is willing to watch Domestic games and select from the Domestic unit.

If we make Sarfraz Ahmed the Chief Selector, and Gary Kristen the coach + Chairman, then we can finally end the circus of Players like Azam Khan, Shadab Khan etc getting a free ride in the team.

I'm aware sarfi hasn't retired yet, but you can offer him the role and offer retirement as well.

My 2 solutions are

A) Make Sarfraz Chief selector with Gary as Chairman and Coach.

B) Make Gary Kristen all 3, Chief Selector + Coach + Chairman.

If Pakistan sticks to the current committee then by the time 2025 CT comes, Fans wont be able to resist comparing Sarfraz to Babar and tearing Babar apart for failing his 6th tournament in a row.
Option B is more acceptable
 
It's not Sarfaraz's fault that Azam has failed to live up to his potential
He was always obesed and should have never been backed. Sarfraz kept hyping him, makes me wonder if he understands how important fitness is, and how it affects a player.
 
The last time Pakistan won an ICC event was in 2017 and it happened to a Champions Trophy which is the next ICC event as T20 World Cup will conclude soon.

Pakistan won CT 2017 because we had certain elements of luck + A genius captain who had a wealth of experience leading sides of victory in past events be it local games or under 19 games + selections that were made on merit with every player playing in their proper position such as hafeez at no 4, Fakhar at opening etc.

Since then, we saw Misbah ul Haq being made chief selector and Coach in 2020 which led to serial losses against C teams.

The team would then recover when Pakistan would employ foreign coaches for 2021 t20 wc. Despite great performances Australia proved to mentally hold their nerve and get their team through to the final.

However afterwards Babar Azam would then be given more control and form a friendship clique that has led Pakistan to consistently get butchered in tournaments. Whats worse his ego has prevented the likes of Abrar to flourish and various other talented players such as Muhammad haris, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab tahir are taking a back seat thanks to Babar and Wahab at the helm.

Pakistan needs to learn that you don't need fake people with colledge degrees and zero intelligence to run our cricket.

You simply need a cricketing Mind who makes proper selections, has the mentality to play for the team and put the team and Country ahead of their own personal interests and a selector who actually is willing to watch Domestic games and select from the Domestic unit.

If we make Sarfraz Ahmed the Chief Selector, and Gary Kristen the coach + Chairman, then we can finally end the circus of Players like Azam Khan, Shadab Khan etc getting a free ride in the team.

I'm aware sarfi hasn't retired yet, but you can offer him the role and offer retirement as well.

My 2 solutions are

A) Make Sarfraz Chief selector with Gary as Chairman and Coach.

B) Make Gary Kristen all 3, Chief Selector + Coach + Chairman.

If Pakistan sticks to the current committee then by the time 2025 CT comes, Fans wont be able to resist comparing Sarfraz to Babar and tearing Babar apart for failing his 6th tournament in a row.
Give all the power to kirsten he will fix all of ur problems
 
He was always obesed and should have never been backed. Sarfraz kept hyping him, makes me wonder if he understands how important fitness is, and how it affects a player.
Sarfaraz selected him in Leagues where he had finn Allen statistics and would obviously be beneficial for Quetta.

Why would he select him if he's a chief selector and now has to search from an entire sample size
 
How can current active players be allow to hold a position like chief selector? Moreover I believe that for these important positions only a retired player should be selected and there should be a cooldown period after retiring.
 
Sarfaraz selected him in Leagues where he had finn Allen statistics and would obviously be beneficial for Quetta.

Why would he select him if he's a chief selector and now has to search from an entire sample size
He selected him as an emerging player and then didn’t even play him for a number of years. So he wasted a spot by selecting him which could have been given to another person. Even with a small sample size and so much less pressure, he didn’t make the right selection and caved in, so I don’t think he can withstand the pressure of being the chief selector for the National team.
 
If Sarfaraz was a genius captain, he wouldn’t have overseen one of the worst eras in Pakistan Test & ODI history (2018-2019).

Pakistan got hammered left right and centre in Tests in that period and lost 32 out of 40 ODIs vs the top 6 sides. These are not the workings of a genius captain.

People put too much stock into the CT win. No doubt a huge moment in Pakistan history, and most likely our last piece of silverware for a very long time, but the CT is a tournament for the underdogs because of the nature of the format.

3 consecutive wins in the right moment and you’re champions. It rewards flash in the pan performances over consistency.

This is why NZ, India/SL and even a poor team like the WI won the CT during the golden years of Australian cricket where no one could stop them from winning the WC.

Sarfaraz will achieve nothing as a CS in the long-term just like he achieved nothing as a captain in the long-term.
 
The second option can work, but only partially. Gary Kirsten doesn’t live in Pakistan, so it's logistically impossible for him to go and watch matches regularly. At this point, we don't even know how much time he would spend in Pakistan when there are no national duties. This approach would only be effective if we had a coach like Bob Woolmer, who spent a lot of time in Pakistan and regularly interacted with fans. I had many online interactions with him. What Kirsten can do is have the selection committee send him videos of promising domestic players, and then he can either finalize the names or, at the very least, discuss those players.

Chairman is Asim Munir’s puppet and he won’t be changed until AM retires.
 
In addition to Azam Khan's blunder, he continued to select players like Asad Shafique, Anwar Ali, Ahmad Shehzad, and Umar Amin. Additionally, he even included the overweight Umar Akmal in the squad for the 2019 edition.
 
In addition to Azam Khan's blunder, he continued to select players like Asad Shafique, Anwar Ali, Ahmad Shehzad, and Umar Amin. Additionally, he even included the overweight Umar Akmal in the squad for the 2019 edition.
League is not the same as international bhai. Big difference. None of this changes the fact that he holds the record as most succesful psl captain and the players you mentioned are the ones brought during 2016-2019 which was the time period he got that record.

As for UA, That was misbah, not Sarfi.
 
Not a bad shout. He knows the ins and outs of the domestic setup as well since he's been regularly playing there since forever. He's also serious about his work unlike these charlatans of recent times
 
How can current active players be allow to hold a position like chief selector? Moreover I believe that for these important positions only a retired player should be selected and there should be a cooldown period after retiring.
agreed!

There must be a rule that a player can't be in an administrative role for two years after their retirement.
 
League is not the same as international bhai. Big difference. None of this changes the fact that he holds the record as most succesful psl captain and the players you mentioned are the ones brought during 2016-2019 which was the time period he got that record.

As for UA, That was misbah, not Sarfi.
League is not the same as international when it's inconvenient.

But when it is convenient then being the most successful PSL captain ( by captaining most games), is enough to make someone chief selector.
 
Yeah Ahmed Shehzad was part of champions trophy squad as was the great Fahim Ashraf why not make them head coach and bowling coach respectively.

Make Azhar Ali chairman PCB he was part of CT squad aswell.
 
League is not the same as international when it's inconvenient.

But when it is convenient then being the most successful PSL captain ( by captaining most games), is enough to make someone chief selector.
No but winning ct 2017 and being the most successful T20 INTERNATIONAL CAPTAIN is
 
Yeah Ahmed Shehzad was part of champions trophy squad as was the great Fahim Ashraf why not make them head coach and bowling coach respectively.

Make Azhar Ali chairman PCB he was part of CT squad aswell.
It's about captaincy and leadership, those 3 aren't leaders.
 
Not right now... If sarfaraz announces his retirement then Naqvi might think about it. If wahab can be a chief sector than why not him.

Let's go.
 
Sarfraz as sectator is great choice, but team selection player positions etc. should strictly be in the hands of the coach and selectors.
 
Not right now... If sarfaraz announces his retirement then Naqvi might think about it. If wahab can be a chief sector than why not him.

Let's go.

Why should Sarfaraz retire? He still has a few more years of his Test career ahead of him.
 
It makes no difference who you make selector or coach if they have no real power and guys mohsin naqvi come in and make bobsy the captain after he was kicked few weeks before.

Consistency, with merit and justice needs to be top priority for the next 5 years.

Babar should never captain the team again. Babar so much as opens his mouth or doesn't play according to team plan , sack him from all formats.

Choose upcoming youngsters that can play and develop till next ODI WC. Whilst hoping that domestic structure improves and you get some real talent coming again.
 
He should be team manager rather . Who can do pitai of these players
 
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