Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan could not perform well in the practice match. (Photo: PCB)
For the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, almost all the teams have geared up and are busy in preparations. Pakistan Cricket Team is also not behind in this matter. This team, captained by Babar Azam, has not reached the UAE at the moment and is engaged in practice by staying in Lahore. The team has to start its World Cup campaign against India on October 24 from the first match and in such a situation, this team is sweating profusely. The team is playing a practice match among themselves and one such practice match was played on Tuesday 12 October at the Gaddafi Stadium, where the team suffered a major setback. Captain Babar is the team’s biggest hope for the title, but in front of his own bowlers, his bat remained silent in this practice match and he was dismissed early.
Such failure of its foremost batsman does not bode well for the Pakistani team, which is preparing itself to beat India in the World Cup for the first time. pakistani news website Jio report According to reports, the Pakistani team is practicing by preparing different match conditions at the Gaddafi Stadium and two such practice matches were played on Tuesday, in which captain Babar Azam and some other players were with him, while the performance of the other team was also played. Nothing special happened.
Babar-Rizwan partnership failed
According to the report, a target of 150 runs was set in front of Babar Azam and his teammates in 15 overs, but the entire team could score only 106 runs in 15 overs. Although the information about which batsman scored how many runs was not given, but it has been told that captain Babar and his opening partner Mohammad Rizwan failed miserably. Both failed to make any impact. In front of him, the main bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan performed well. In the second match, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahnawaz Dahani together scored 100 runs in 12 overs. Imad Wasim scored 38 and Hafeez scored 30 runs in this match.
Pakistan trusts Babar Azam
The performance of the batsmen must have worried the Pakistani team a bit, but the performance of the bowlers would have given hope, who stopped batsmen like Babar and Rizwan. Both these batsmen have amassed runs while opening for Pakistan in T20 this year. Together, both have shared a partnership of more than 700 runs this year. Both the batsmen have scored a century each this year and in such a situation, in the first match against India on October 24, both of them will be the biggest beneficiary of the Pakistan team’s batting.
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