‘This performance was eye opener before T20 World Cup’ Babar Azam


HARARE: Babar Azam expressed extreme disappointment over team’s abysmal performance against minnows Zimbabwe in second T20I. 

Pakistan lost to Zimbabwe by 19 runs in a 119-runs chase here at Harare Sports Club on Friday. The performance stunned the cricket fraternity as this was the same team who chased 200+ in 18th over against South Africa just a week ago.

“Yes, this was an eye-opener for us. We will not make any excuse as our performance was poor. We could have batted well as it was not a too tough condition to bat on,” he lamented.

“We need to work on our middle-order as it is currently a major concern for us. Our middle-order batsman failed completely to make a way through for Pakistan to chase this small total,” he added.

Babar is looking forward to something more than making excuses. “This condition was not a tough one. We need to make strong combinations as T20 World Cup is just around the corner. We will sit and discuss what went wrong and try to come up with a good performance,” he said.

“We have to play more T20Is before the World Cup, our focus is to win all of those games to prepare ourselves strongly for the mega event,” Babar concluded.

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