‘Not thinking of previous Indo-Pak T20 World Cup matches’ Babar Azam

Lahore: Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam is optimistic ahead of the T20 World Cup as Green Shirts prepares to head to the UAE on October 15.

The 26-year-old spoke to reporters in a virtual press on a rest day, believing his team is not bothered with the past results of Indo-Pak T20 World Cup matches.

“Faith means the most as we enter the tournament as the World Cup, our confidence and morale are high as a team. We do not think about what happened in the past and we are preparing for the new challenge that lies ahead,” said he.

“The focus is to gain momentum by beating India in the first match and taking it forward,” he added.

Babar believes senior players will add value to the team because of their experience. “Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are match winners and their experience will help us on the pitch, they have played many leagues,” he added.

Babar paid tribute to the appointment of Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander as consulting coaches for the mega event. “They are experienced and will try to benefit from them. Philander has been fantastic with bowlers in the camp, it will be good if we understand each other quickly, ”he added.

Pakistan has played the most in the UAE over the last decade. Babar thinks it will give an advantage, but on the day which side plays best, cricket will win.

It should be noted that the team will train tomorrow at Gaddafi Stadium and will leave for the UAE on October 15 at. 11.00.

They will play the first warm-up match on October 18 in Dubai against the West Indies. The second takes place on October 20 in Abu Dhabi against South Africa.

Pakistan officially kicks off the T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals India in Dubai on October 24.

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