There was confusion over who was main Pakistan on Day 3 of the primary Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand in Karachi. Mohammad Rizwan, not within the Pakistan Enjoying XI, led the workforce out on the sphere in absence of Babar Azam, who didn’t take the sphere as he was unwell.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, who changed Rizwan, was picked within the XI for the primary Take a look at in Karachi, turning out within the whites for Pakistan for the primary time since January 2019. Rizwan has been and not using a fifty in his final 12 innings.
In response to the MCC Legislation 24.1.2, a substitute fielder can’t be an official captain on the sphere, and Pakistan didn’t title a vice-captain for this match.
Nonetheless, later within the day, there was an lbw enchantment in opposition to opener Devon Conway off the bowling of Nauman Ali. It was initially given not out, however Pakistan determined to go upstairs. Apparently, it was Sarfaraz who gestured to the umpire for the overview with out speaking to Rizwan.
It’s understood that the Pakistan workforce administration later clarified that Sarfaraz and never Rizwan was in cost.