Karachi: Pakistan’s limited-overs vice-captain Shadab Khan has revealed that skipper Babar Azam tends to provide an extended run to players in the national side.
All-rounder Shadab said that Babar backs out-of-form players rather than making changes in the side.
“Babar takes my advice on the lineup as we like to form the team with a mutual understanding. Although, the final decision is his as he is the one who has to lead the team on the field,” Shadab told Cricket Pakistan.
“Sometimes it happens that players aren’t able to perform in accordance with expectations but you need to stick with them in order to form a good team. This is why Babar gives confidence to players rather than chopping and changing the side regularly. He tries to play one team for as long as possible,” he added.
On the other hand, Shadab is eager to make an impact after remaining sidelines for the most part of the year due to various injuries.
“It was a difficult year for me as I was injured most of the time. It’s difficult to perform straightway when you comeback in the side after an injury. I’m fully fit now and also trained for two or three sessions,” he added.