T20 World Cup: Babar Azam welcomes inclusion of Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik in squad

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. Photo: file
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. Photo: file   

LAHORE: Defending the current modifications within the Pakistani squad for the ICC T20 World Cup, skipper Babar Azam mentioned that some gamers weren’t in a “fine touch” through the National T20 Cup.

Addressing a digital press convention, Babar Azam mentioned, “Some players were not in a fine touch during the domestic tournament.”

“Changes were made to the squad since some players were not able to perform well,” he added

Babar Azam welcomed the inclusion of left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman, all-rounder Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali. He mentioned the gamers had benefited from the expertise of taking part in within the National T20 Cup.

“Shoaib Malik is an experienced player who is also considered among the fit members of our squad,” he mentioned. “However, we have to make a plan on including him in the playing XI squad.”

“We also partook in a training camp after the National T20 Cup,” he mentioned. “All the players were grouped there so it benefited us.”

‘Representing Pakistan matter of pride’

Babar Azam additionally spoke about representing Pakistan for the primary time in a serious ICC occasion as a skipper, saying that representing the nation is a matter of pleasure for him.

“However, captaining the team in a mega event is a challenging role for me,” he acknowledged.

Azam mentioned that he felt pleased at being given the chance to take action.

He mentioned the staff was targeted on placing up a robust exhibiting through the World Cup. “You derive confidence from impressive performances,” he mentioned. “I am in form, hence it will benefit me,” he added.

Azam mentioned he was wanting ahead to the event getting underway. He mentioned when Pakistan gained the T20 World Cup in 2009, it was a second of pleasure for him.

“We will try our best to recapture that moment again,” he mentioned.

Speaking about circumstances within the UAE, Babar Azam mentioned the staff had performed loads of cricket right here. However, he emphasised the significance of the staff taking part in spectacular cricket in all three departments of the sport.