Pakistan’s currently appointed skipper Muhammad Rizwan said that we will miss Babar Azam in a first test match against New Zealand the absence of captain Babar Azam who has been ruled out of the first Test against New Zealand due to a thumb injury.
Muhammad Rizwan said in a statement that,
“Babar Azam is a top-class cricketer; he is the leading batsman in all three formats. The team will definitely miss its superstar”
The skipper praises Babar saying the player helped others even while injured. “Babar was present in the ground and training despite his injury. He shared his experience with all the batsmen and gave them tips. That’s not an easy task,” he said.
He further added to his statement,
“Our Test squad is more experienced than the T20I squad. We have a strong batting line-up is strong with the likes of Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Fawad Alam, and Haris Sohail in it. Fortunately, our batsmen got a chance to bat in a four-day game for Pakistan Shaheens and benefitted from that.”
“Apart from batsmen, we also have good bowlers. With test specialist bowlers like Muhammad Abbas, Yasir Shah, and a young Shaheen Afridi in our side, we are good to go,” he added.
Pakistan team will play New Zealand for two Tests on December 26-30 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui and January 3-7 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.