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Aaqib Javed thinks that Shaheen should be in charge of Pakistan for T20Is.

Aaqib Javed, a former Test player, has said that he trusts Shaheen Shah Afridi as captain and that the pacer should lead the Pakistan team in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

Javed praised Shaheen on a local cricket website and said that the 23-year-old speedster did something that none of the captains in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) had done before.

It’s important to note that Shaheen led the Lahore Qalandars to two straight PSL wins as captain. “He won the PSL twice in a row. The way he carries the team and his style of working is remarkable,” Javed said.

“Even if you bring Shadab, and no matter how you do it, I don’t see any changes, especially ones that are offensive. Or, if you add Rizwan, it won’t seem like the society has changed. If someone can amp up Pakistan cricket and take it in the right way, that is Shaheen Shah Afridi,” he added.

Shaheen is the only captain to have won two PSL titles and the only captain to have successfully defended the title. Both times that Shaheen led Lahore to the PSL title, they beat Multan Sultans.

“Babar should stay captain for both test matches and one-day matches. Shaheen should be the leader of the national team in T20Is, with the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in mind. “Shaheen has a positive attitude, and he plays cricket without fear,” Javed said.

Lahore had a hard time winning in the first four years that Javed was their coach. They were on the right track in the fifth season, when they played in the final, and again in 2022 and 2023.

During the first four seasons, the coach took a lot of heat for how his team did. However, the Lahore players’ development plan worked for them as they found their feet in the tournament.