Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has stated that the Pakistan team has always been a bowling dominated side.
Pakistan and India are clubbed in the Group 2 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 along with New Zealand, Afghanistan Scotland and Namibia. The highly anticipated battle between arch-rivals India & Pakistan is all set to commence on 24 October at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam said that bowlers win the big tournaments for the team and Pakistan bowlers are in good shape and they have experience of playing tournaments like the Champions Trophy and World Cup. He stated:
“Every team has their own strength, our bowling has always been dominant. When you want to win a big tournament, the onus is on the bowlers to perform well, our bowlers are in good shape. They have experience of playing big tournaments like the Champions Trophy, World Cup.”
“I am always focused on keeping things simple, I try to stick by my game and I just want to take it ball by ball,” Babar added.
Notably, Pakistan has never defeated India in the World Cup encounters whether it is a T20 World Cup or a 50-over World Cup. India has a 12-0 lead against arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cups.
Our Preparation Is Going Well, We Got Good Confidence By Playing The Warm-up Games – Babar Azam
The Pakistan captain has stated that the team has got a lot of confidence by playing warmup games ahead of the high-voltage encounter against India. He said:
“Our preparation is going well, we got good confidence by playing the warm-up games, we will try to give our best on the day. We have decided on the 12 players that have been shortlisted for the game, we will name the eleven ahead of the match.”
“It is about staying relaxed, we are in constant touch with all the players. It is about playing well on the day. We have played a lot of cricket here, we know the conditions and we know how to go about it. We have gone for the players that we felt would be the best for the clash against India.”
Talking about the inclusion of Shoaib Malik over Sarfaraz Khan, Babar Azam said:
“Sarfaraz Khan is a good player of spin and has the confidence of playing against India. Of course, Sarfaraz will get his chance in matches to come. Shoaib Malik plays spin very well on the front foot and tackles the spin very well that’s why we have opted for him.”
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