In an interview through video conference, Pakistani batsman Babar Azam said he does not fear facing English pacer Jofra Archer all he cares about is his game.
Previously, Pakistan’s cricket team’s batting coach Younis Khan referred Archer as the biggest threat that can affect Pakistani cricketers’ batting.
The world’s top 5 Test batsman Babar Azam said he tries to play the ball on merit instead of who the bowler is.
“We are prepared for the series. I am on my plan and I know which kind of bowling will be up against me. I watch the bowl and doesn’t play by the name of the bowler”
Babar said he will score centuries in the Tests.
“When you cross a century mark, you want to go and convert into a bigger one. This is something I wish to do during the test series.”
Babar agreed that England will have an advantage because after battling with the West Indies, they will play against Pakistan and have total trust in the bowlers, who have bowled well in the past two matches.
“We are eagerly looking forward to playing and focused on winning the series. They have the home advantage but our bowlers will give a tough time to their fragile top-order. Mohammad Abbas has been playing here in counties and have experienced and Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah has full potential to shine. The expectations are high and I hope they will do well,” he concluded.
It should be noted that on Sunday, Pakistan reached England. They are training in Worcestershire currently and are also in a quarantine period of 14 days. Until moving to Derbyshire, they’ll compete in two inter-squad matches.