Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, is optimistic about defeating Pakistan India and winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, stating that the Men In Green are focused on the future rather than the past.
During a virtual press conference, the captain stated that Pakistan would defeat Pakistan and maintain momentum throughout the tournament to win the World Cup.
During the press conference, the skipper said, “There is pressure [on the team] during mega-events, but there is added pressure during matches versus India.”
Pakistan had prepared for the World Cup with utmost emphasis, according to the captain, and will enter the tournament well-equipped.
Azam was ecstatic that his and batsman Mohammad Rizwan’s names were recognized in the media for their collaboration. During the World Cup, the captain promised that the two will give it they’re all.
“We’ve decided that I and Rizwan will open [for Pakistan], but once we get to Dubai, we’ll reconsider,” the skipper stated.
The inclusion of experienced players in the team, according to Azam, would assist the squad since junior cricketers would be able to learn from them. “Shoaib Malik’s signing will be useful because he has experience in numerous [foreign] leagues.”
Azam advised against judging the batters’ performance based on a scenario match because they had performed well in their previous matches.
The captain went on to say that the bowlers were exceptional and that he had entire faith in them to lead the squad to victory in the competition.
Pakistan, according to Azam, is well aware of the conditions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but the team will need to play well. “Depending on the conditions, we may add two spinners to the playing team,” the skipper stated.
The Men’s Cricket T20 World Cup, the first mega-event hosted by the ICC since the epidemic, will take place in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.
Pakistan will play warm-up matches against the West Indies and South Africa before kicking off their campaign on October 24 in Dubai against arch-rivals India.