Pakistan not ready for separate captains in all formats: Aaqib Javed.

KARACHI -- Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed has said that the national side are not ready to appoint separate captains for all three formats of the game.

After Pakistan's dismal performance against England and New Zealand in the five Test matches, and since Sarfaraz Ahmed's fairytale return, there have been calls to appoint different captains for the white-ball and the longest format.

However, Aaqib has dismissed the suggestion.

"I wonder who is suggesting appointing different captains for different formats. It is good that Sarfraz Ahmed came back and performed well, but it doesn't happen like that, that you play two Tests and shake the whole system," he told Geo News in an exclusive interview.

The wicketkeeper-batter, who made his return to the national Test side after almost four years, smashed 355 runs in four innings against New Zealand.

"There is no Test in eight months. All this is being done based on agenda and propaganda. It is indeed a challenge to take all three formats together, as it is difficult for the coaches and the captain," said AAqib, the head coach of PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars.

He said that all this is not just the thought of the new management committee but the desire of other people.

"I think that the new management committee has to work on increasing the pool of players. Now we are not ready to make separate captains for each format," he added.

The former pacer stressed that Pakistan should first prepare well before emulating cricket powerhouses, Australia and England.

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