Sarfraz Ahmed overtakes Shahid Afridi as Pakistan's most successful T20 captain

Waseem Ahmed 11:14 02/07/2018
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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is on a high at the moment. Pakistan’s endeavour to consolidate its position as the No1 T20 team in the world got off to a great start in the opening match of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe with the men in green winning by 74 runs against the hosts.

A full-strength Pakistan team ticked all the boxes as Pakistan defended their total of 182-4 with ease on Sunday.

The win was special for Sarfraz as the wicketkeeper batsman also became the most successful T20 captain in Pakistan’s history.

Sarfraz now has 20 wins under his belt, one more than Afridi. What’s interesting is Afridi’s 19 wins came from 43 matches for his country while Sarfraz’s 20 have come from just 23 games.

Sarfraz has the best success rate as captain in T20 cricket by far. His win percentage of nearly 87 is miles ahead of any T20 International captain in history (among those who have led in at least 20 matches).

Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai is the only T20 captain who comes even close to Sarfraz’s record – 32 wins from 41 matches for a success rate of 78 per cent.

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