Younis Khan tells which Pakistani player should replace Babar Azam as captain

08:52 PM | 18 Jun, 2024
Younis Khan tells which Pakistani player should replace Babar Azam as captain
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Should Babar Azam remain the captain of Pakistan's cricket team following their disappointing exit from the ICC T20 World Cup 2024?

Former cricketer Younis Khan has suggested a potential successor for the premier batter in the limited-overs format. After being runners-up in the 2022 edition, Pakistan bowed out of the 2024 ICC event in the group stage. A shocking defeat to the United States, followed by a heartbreaking loss to arch-rivals India, led to their early exit.

Rain affected the deciding game between the USA and Ireland, resulting in Pakistan's elimination as the co-hosts secured their Super 8 spots alongside India from Group A. Babar managed to guide Pakistan to a victory over Ireland in their final group match, salvaging some pride for the team.

Addressing his future as captain, Babar stated that he has no plans to resign from the leadership role. He was reinstated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as captain in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup.

Speaking to PTV Sports after Pakistan's World Cup exit, Younis Khan endorsed Fakhar Zaman for the captaincy. "Why can’t Fakhar Zaman be the captain of the side? Isn’t he a performer? Didn’t he do well in the last 50-over World Cup? Zaman had a rough start in the 2023 World Cup in India but turned his form around in the second half, which coincided with Pakistan’s success. His explosive starts at the top kept Pakistan in contention, though it was too little too late for them to advance further," Younis said.

Babar has led the Green Army since 2019. The former world champions have also experimented with Shadab Khan, Qasim Akram, and Shaheen Afridi for a few games in the shortest format. Babar is Pakistan's most-capped T20I captain, having led the team in 85 matches, with 48 wins and 29 losses under his leadership.

"Who is that one player in the side who is leaving his opening slot and batting down at four or five or six? Who is sacrificing his place? Fakhar Zaman! Why won’t you make him the captain?" Younis added.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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