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Skipper Babar Azam gears up for heroic action against South Africa


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Jan, 2021. 03:42 pm
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Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam has said that he will be back in action in the series against South Africa.

The Skipper while talking to reporters in Lahore expressed his excitement about the tour of South Aftica to Pakistan.

He said that “I will be back in action in the series,” he said, adding that he was not worried about the team’s bowling attack, stressing that he trusts his bowlers.

He added that “It is important to support the team during difficult times. I have full confidence in our bowlers and I am sure they will perform better in the coming series,” he said.

Babar Azam said “I have not met the new chief selector yet. We will decide the squad for the South African series after consultation with the team management and selectors,” he added.

On Monday, the national cricket head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said that the absence of Captain Babar Azam was one of the major reasons for the disappointing performance during the New Zealand tour.

The former Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that lack of training for undergoing strict isolation rules impacted the performance against Kiwis.

Misbah said that “The injury of Babar Azam is a big issue for us. It was a big loss for us, especially in Test cricket. This was a setback that made us down morally as well as on the field.”

Pakistan lost the three-match T20I series and two Tests against New Zealand.

Pak vs South Africa Test Matches Schedule

Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test

Jan 26 2021, Tue – Jan 30 2021, Sat

National Stadium, Karachi

 

Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test

Feb 04, Thu – Feb 08, Mon

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

 

Pak vs South Africa T20I Schedule

Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st T20I

Feb 11, Thu

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

 

Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd T20I

Feb 13, Sat

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

 

Pakistan vs South Africa, 3rd T20I

Feb 14, Sun

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

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