Babar sees special role for spinners in T20 World Cup

ISLAMABAD: Babar Azam on Thursday was prepared to shoulder the brunt of all the responsibilities given to him in the absence of two former team leaders and strategists.

Speaking at a virtual press conference a day before the start of the one-day three-game series, Babar said the untimely exit of Misbahul Haq and Waqar Younis had put additional pressure on him.

“I am ready to shoulder the burden of this newly entrusted responsibility. I know the burden is heavy, but I am ready for it. Misbah and Waqar were in a better position to decide their association with the team. Now, when Hyden and Philander are there, we hope to make the most of their expertise. “

Babar sees a special role for the spinners in the upcoming T20 World Cup, revealing that the team are making adjustments to accommodate the occasion.

Babar said naming the number of spinners in the 20-member roster for the series was an attempt to help them prepare for the World Cup.

“Unfortunately Mohammad Nawaz has entered quarantine, but we already have leg spinners with us selected for the World Cup. We know that spinners will have a role to play in the T20 World Cup. We are therefore trying to create the same conditions as during the World Cup, making maximum use of our selected resources. “

The Pakistani captain was quick to admit that the team were struggling to line up. “We try to overcome these shortcomings by making a total effort. The series will be a test for our defensive players. Hopefully we will come out of this head held high.

Babar Azam praised Abdullah Shafiq, saying he had a great future ahead of him. “He is improving day by day. Abdullah has all the ingredients to become a quality drummer. He has improved and gained technique as he plays the ball very close to his body which is a sign of a good batsman.

He called on everyone to support the Pakistani team. “We have to support the team in the series and later in the World Cup.

“It doesn’t matter what New Zealand combination we play. Although they don’t have some of the best players yet, I think we have to play our best cricket to beat them. All New Zealand players are seasoned and can do well. facing the situation.We have to go with our best combination to win the day.

Babar denied hearing anything from PCB president Ramiz Raja about the changes of harbor master’s office. “He met us but didn’t mention anything about captain changes in any format. Ramiz Raja fully supports us.

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