Babar Azam is confident about Pakistan winning the T20 World Cup
Lahore, 13 October 2021: Captain Babar Azam is confident about Pakistan winning the T20 World Cup, he said that his team has made the most of the opportunities to prepare for the World Cup.
The Pakistan national cricket team will depart on Friday morning for the UAE to feature in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Over the last four days, the squad has had a training session and played a scenario-based match. They will play another scenario-based practice match on 14 October at the Gaddafi Stadium ahead of their departure.
Babar Azam told in a virtual interview, “The National T20 has provided us the desired match practice,”
“In the last four days, since our squad has gathered, we have practised hard. Our aim was to prepare as much as we can as a group ahead of the mega event as you don’t really have time to adjust and need quick decision making.”
Pakistan will play their tournament opener on 24 October against India in Dubai and will take on New Zealand on 26 October at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, On 29 October they will return to Dubai to play with Afghanistan. Their last two matches will be against the sides, who qualify from round one.
This will be Babar’s first T20 World Cup, also his first captaincy in the World Cup.
He said, “I am extremely proud that I am travelling to the T20 World Cup as a Pakistan captain,”
“It is always important to start well in the tournament. We want to start well and carry the momentum throughout our campaign,”
“We are full of confidence about our chances in the World Cup and I have no doubt that the team will deliver on the given day. In this high-profile event, staying focused and remaining calm will be the key.”
Pakistan won the second T20 World Cup played in 2009 by beating Sri Lanka in the final on 23 June at Lord’s.
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