ISLAMABAD, Mar 11( Alliance News): National cricket team captain Babar Azam has said that fast wickets like Australia cannot be made in Pakistan and it is a wrong impression that the batting wicket was made in Rawalpindi..
In an interview to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official YouTube channel, Babar Azam said that Pakistan cricket team performed better in the first Test match against Australia. Dismisses Australian batsmen
Babar Azam said that Momentum is with Pakistan cricket team, the team played a good game in Rawalpindi Test as a whole, the whole team tried to play well, if it did not rain during the match the result could have been different.
The captain of the national cricket team said that Pakistan cannot have fast and bouncy wickets like Australia, the conditions of each venue are different, the conditions here are different, the weather and situation here are not like Australia, we are in all kinds of conditions. You have to play and perform.
Talking about the wicket of Karachi Test, Babar Azam said that the pitch of Karachi National Stadium seems to be quite supportive which will help batsmen and bowlers alike. Spinners can be helped from the third day of the match. Yes, but the team that plays well will be successful.
Regarding the pitch of Rawalpindi Test match, he said that whatever the pitch, you have to get the results by playing according to the plan.
“Especially against a top team like Australia, you have to play with a lot of focus and attention as per the plan against each player and the way the team performed in the Rawalpindi Test is very encouraging,” he said.
He said that the final decision of playing XI for Karachi Test match has not been taken yet, more experienced players like Hassan Ali and Faheem Ashraf are also available for the match now, their inclusion can also be considered.
World-renowned batsman Babar Azam said, “We are not under any pressure against Australia. He rejected the notion that such a batting wicket was made for fear of losing to the Australian team.” Under pressure, if the opposing team can play well, then our players are no less than anyone, our players can also perform well.
“Our team is very balanced, we have the best batsmen and good bowlers. Depending on the situation of the match, sometimes the bowlers perform well and sometimes the batsmen win the match,” he said.
He said that in the initial session of Rawalpindi Test, the Pakistani batsmen did bat at a relatively slow pace. Even more than runs.
Talking about the Karachi Test, Babar Azam said that the way the team performed in the Rawalpindi Test, the way the batsmen especially Imam-ul-Haq scored a century in both the innings, the way Abdullah Shafiq played a responsible innings. And the way Azhar Ali batted brilliantly is a very commendable performance.
He further said that bowlers also showed good performance in Rawalpindi Test and bowled out 10 players of Australia, especially Noman Ali bowled out 6 players, this performance has given us a lot of confidence and encouragement. At the same time, we are determined and optimistic to perform well in the Karachi Test match.