‘Not thinking about past Indo-Pak T20 World Cup games’ Babar Azam

Lahore: Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam is optimistic ahead of the T20 World Cup as the green shirts team prepares to leave for the United Arab Emirates on October 15.

The 26-year-old spoke to reporters in a virtual pressurizer on a rest day and saw that his team was unfazed by the past results of the T20 World Cup matches between India and Pakistan.

“Faith is the most important while playing in a tournament like the World Cup, our confidence and morale are high as a team. We are not thinking about what happened in the past and are preparing for the new challenge that lies ahead,” he said.

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

Babar believes that the great players will add value to the team because of their experience. He added, “Mohamed Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are the winners of the matches and their experience on the field will help us, they have played many tournaments.”

Babar praised the appointment of Matthew Hayden and Vernon Villander as advisory coaches for the mega event. They are experienced and will try to take advantage of it. Wielander was great with the bowlers at camp, and it would be nice to get to know each other quickly.”

Pakistan, for the past decade, has mostly played in the United Arab Emirates. Babar thinks it will give an advantage but on the day, which team plays cricket best will win.

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

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

Pakistan will officially start the T20 World Cup campaign match against arch-rival India in Dubai on October 24.

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