Pakistan limited-overs skipper Babar Azam is pretty confident of ‘doing well’ against England in the three-match T20I series & improve Pakistan’s rankings in T20Is.
Pakistan had attained the top spot in the T20I rankings for the last 27 months from April 2016 to early 2019 but they significantly came down to fourth place in the latest rankings list. Pakistan has a poor run score in 2019 as it lost eight T20Is of 12 T20Is.
“Yes, we did lose a few matches and our ranking has unfortunately gone down. What happened is that we did some experimentation and tried out several players. We are now sure about the combination, which includes both youth and experience. I am confident that we will do well in the T20 series against England and improve our ranking,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Azam as saying.
Babar Azam is hoping that the T20 World Cup will be held at the fixed scheduled however ICC is planning to take a final call on it this month due to the coronavirus pandemic. The T20 World Cup 2020 s scheduled to be played in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
“And if the World Cup is held according to schedule, I’m confident that our team will do well in it. As a professional cricketer, I hope that the T20 World Cup is held according to schedule. But it’s up to the authorities to decide,” he said.
The young sensation of Pakistan is very keen to learn the art of captaincy from the experienced captains of Pakistani squad such as Misbah-Ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Waqar Younis & Mushtaq Ahmed in the team management.
The team has already set up camp & Babar is looking forward to making the best possible use of their early arrival in England. Pakistan is in England for a tour that includes three Tests & Three T20Is. The first test of the series will be played from July 30.