‘Will try new combinations against WI’ T20 captain Babar Azam


BARBADOS: Pakistan team captain Babar Azam said the team is prepared to play fearless cricket against West Indies in four T20Is, starting here tomorrow. 

After back-to-back series defeat against England, the skipper appeared in front of the media in an online meeting on Tuesday in which he assured that his team will bounce back strongly against West Indies.

“We had a bad series against England but we took a few positives from there. Our series against West Indies will be crucial and we are fully prepared for this new challenge,” he shared.

“The conditions here are a bit different from England but we have players who can easily fit in here. Our bench is strong and we will try new combinations against West Indies,” he maintained.

Talking about middle-order batting, Babar said they need some time as they tried some new faces against England. “We brought in Sohaib Maqsood and Azam Khan, unfortunately, they didn’t manage to impress with their performance but they have the ability to go places. I hope they will express themselves in the upcoming series,” he mentioned.

Babar also tied hopes with Haris Rauf who has been in difficulties to gain his rhythm. Whereas, Sharjeel Khan is likely to be included in playing XI tomorrow as indicated by the captain.

“Haris is a match-winning bowler for us and had won us matched in recent past. Currently, his form is not so good but he has worked with the management on it. You will see him differently in this series,” he said.

“As far as, Sharjeel is concerned so we will plan things accordingly. He is a good option for us in batting and we will definitely utilize him in top-order. For now, we haven’t finalised anything but you will see a good combination tomorrow,” he concluded.

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