Pakistan legend Younis Khan has been usurped as his country's number one Test batsmen heading into his farewell Test, after Azhar Ali overtook him on the International Cricket Council's batting rankings.
Azhar Ali stepped down as Pakistan one-day captain after a string of poor results and will be replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed, the head of Pakistan's cricket board told AFP.
Pakistan one-day international captain Azhar Ali has been suspended for one contest and fined 40 percent of his match fee for the team's slow over-rate in Thursday's game against Australia, cricket's world governing body (ICC) has said.
Azhar Ali hit the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Australia on Wednesday on the third day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Opening batsman Azhar Ali completed a rousing century and combined with Asad Shafiq to defy Australia's bowlers for an entire session as Pakistan moved to 232 for four at lunch on day two of the second Test on Tuesday.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned for one Test and his team fined for their slow over rate during the first match against New Zealand in Christchurch.
Pakistan declared their first innings at 579-3 after opener Azhar Ali knocked his maiden triple hundred on day two of the first day-night Test against West Indies in Dubai on Friday.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali leads from the front with 82 before England fight back to hold the tourists to 260 for six in the first one-day international at Southampton.
Azhar Ali says he had realised a "dream" in scoring his first Test century outside of Asia as England great James Anderson's frustration boils over at Edgbaston.