ICC T20 World Cup: Babar Azam Talks About Pakistan’s Chances

ICC T20 World Cup The ICC T20 World Cup is just over 8 weeks away and the International Cricket Council has announced the schedule of the tournament. Pakistan will be taking on the arch rivals India on October the 24th in Dubai.

Talking about the event, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has said that the upcoming home series against New Zealand and England will be a perfect opportunity to prepare for the world cup.

“The T20 World Cup schedule announcement brings us one step forward in our preparations for this much-awaited global tournament. We will utilise the build-up period by playing in home series against New Zealand and England and will not only aim to fine-tune our final outlook but also win as many matches as possible so that we can carry that winning form and momentum to the UAE,” Babar told ICC website on Tuesday.

Pakistani players celebrating a wicket

The right-handed batsman feels that the upcoming world cup will be like a home event considering the fact that Pakistan has played its home matches for more than a decade in UAE.

“We have not only nurtured our talent and developed our side in the UAE but have also beaten the top sides in these conditions to reach the No. 1 spot in the ICC T20I team rankings,” he added.

Moreover, the 26-year-old stated that “all the players are excited, motivated and enthusiastic, and view this tournament as an opportunity to showcase our prowess and re-establish our superiority in the shortest format of the game in conditions that suit us best.”

Azam wants his side become the the first Pakistani side to win an ICC major event in Asia.

Click Here to check the schedule of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.


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