Shoaib Malik named captain for T20 against Australia

MELBOURNE: Allrounder Shoaib Malik has been appointed captain for the only Twenty20 International which will be played against Australia here at the MCG on February 5.

Pakistan team will not have the services of T20 captain Shahid Afridi as he is facing a ban for two T20 matches for his ball-biting in the fifth and final One-day International at Perth.

This may be recalled that Shoaib Malik was removed from captaincy after the ODI home series against Sri Lanka in January last year.