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Reports: Sarfaraz Ahmed migrates to UK amid concerns about his future in national team

Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has left the country to migrate to the United Kingdom. According to reports, the wicketkeeper-batter was uncertain about his future in the national team and hence decided to leave the country. The reports further suggest that Ahmed is keen to maintain his connection with Pakistan cricket and will participate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9 to represent Quetta Gladiators.

The 36-year-old was a part of the recent three-match Test series against Australia and played in the first Test in Perth. However, he didn’t have a memorable time with the bat scoring just seven runs in the game. As a result, he was replaced by Mohammad Rizwan in the second and third Test who went on to finish as the leading run-scorer of the series for Pakistan with 193 runs from four innings at an average of 48.25 with one fifty to his name.

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Sarfaraz has represented Pakistan in 54 Tests, 117 ODIs, and 61 T20Is and has also led his side in all three formats. The Karachi-born cricketer has scored 3031 runs in Tests at an average of 37.41, 2315 runs in ODIs averaging 33.55 and 818 runs in T20Is at an average of 27.26. He’s best known for leading his country to their second U-19 World Cup title in 2006 where they defeated India in the final.

Sarfaraz Ahmed led Pakistan to a win in Champions Trophy 2017

Sarfaraz also inspired Pakistan to a Champions Trophy 2017 triumph against the odds, once again beating India in the final. The former captain also has a phenomenal record in T20Is having won 29 matches out of 37 at a win percentage of 78.37%. 

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Ahmed also ranks on the third spot in the list of most dismissals by a Pakistan wicketkeeper with 371 dismissals to his name from 232 matches. He last played an ODI in April 2021 against South Africa in Centurion and last T20I against Bangladesh in November 2021.

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