Sarfraz Ahmed is keen to carry his good form ahead © Getty Images
Sarfraz Ahmed is keen to carry his good form ahead © Getty Images

JohannesburgPakistan wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has said that he is determined to help his side reach new heights following his ascendency to the One-Day International (ODIs) and T20 vice-captaincy. Fawad Alam keen to reinvent and establish himself in the Pakistan squad

Sarfraz was appointed as the deputy of new skipper Azhar Ali on back of a strong ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 performance, where the wicket-keeper batsman scored a crucial 49 runs and leveled the one-day world record of six catches behind the stumps against South Africa in Auckland. Subsequently, Sarfraz smacked Pakistan’s only World Cup hundred against Ireland to guide his side to the quarter-finals, before losing to eventual champions Australia. Pakistan may finally host international games; Zimbabwe likely tourists

Describing his appointment as vice-captain as a ‘good opportunity’ and an ‘ honour’, Sarfraz said that skipper Azhar is a good friend and together they would take their team forward, Sport24 reported. Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh will commence with the first of three ODIs on April 17 followed by a Twenty20 International on April 24 and a two-Test series beginning on April 28. Wahab Riaz signs with Surrey for short stint in T20 Blast