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India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam make BIG statement against India, says THIS

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam make BIG assertion towards India, says THIS | Cricket Information

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is assured that his facet will defeat arch-rivals India in its opening conflict of the T20 World Cup 2021 as it’s extra aware of the situations, having performed principally within the UAE for the previous three-four years. Pakistan will tackle India on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on October 24. They head to the fixture on the again of an unbeaten report on the venue, having recorded six T20Is wins in UAE.
“We’ve been taking part in cricket in UAE for the previous 3-4 years and we all know the situations very well,” Azam was quoted as saying by the ICC. “We all know how the wicket will behave and the changes batters should make. On the day who performs the higher cricket, wins the match. For those who ask me, we are going to win,” added the star batsman, who is about to play his first T20 World Cup and can make his debut as captain.
The facet made UAE its dwelling venue after worldwide groups confirmed reluctance to tour Pakistan citing safety issues after the 2009 terror assault on the Sri Lankan crew. Pakistan have by no means received a World Cup match throughout each ODIs and T20Is towards India however Azam is unperturbed, saying that it’s a factor of the previous.
“We all know the stress and the excessive depth of every recreation, particularly the primary one. Hopefully, we are able to win the match and carry the momentum ahead. Your perception and confidence as a gaggle matter loads earlier than a event. As a crew, our confidence and morale are actually excessive. We aren’t considering of the previous however the future. We’re making ready for that.
“I’m totally assured that we’re properly ready and can play good cricket on the day,” he added.
Speaking about his facet which is a mix of youth and expertise, Azam mentioned, “All of the gamers have entered the facet after an excellent home efficiency. We’ve loads to be taught from the senior gamers within the facet as a result of they’ve a lot expertise, they’ve performed the World Cup and leagues earlier than.
“7-8 gamers in our squad have additionally performed the Champions Trophy earlier than which brings out totally different confidence.”
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— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) October 12, 2021
Pakistan will even have the companies of former Australian opener Matthew Hayden and the South Africa pacer Vernon Philander, who’ve been appointed the facet’s batting and bowling consultants respectively for the event. “Hayden and Philander convey quite a lot of expertise. Our try can be to be taught from them as a lot as we are able to and shortly. The boys have the power to soak up shortly and blend with them.
“You’ll be able to see Philander has already began working arduous with the bowlers and you’ll see the previous report, bowlers win you the event. Hasan Ali was our greatest bowler within the Champions Trophy. He’ll take the bowling line-up alongside him,” mentioned Azam.
Pakistan will play their warm-up matches towards West Indies on October 18 and South Africa on October 20 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively.
(with PTI inputs)

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