Babar Azam

Pakistan introduced the 15-man squad on Thursday for the T20 World Cup, which can start in October. The Pakistan Cricket Board made minor adjustments to the Asia Cup squad. Babar Azam would be the crew, and Shadab Khan shall be his deputy.

Former quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar was upset with the crew choice, saying they failed to handle the middle-order points uncovered within the just lately concluded Asia Cup 2022.

Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

‘Don’t Suppose He Is Minimize Out For The Job’- Shoaib Akhtar

Aside from the middle-order issues, the ‘Rawalpindi Specific’ additionally questioned Babar Azam’s batting and captaincy after the Asia Cup failure. Regardless of reaching the semi-finals of final 12 months’s T20 World Cup and the ultimate of the Asia Cup 2022 led by Babar, his captaincy in vital matches has come underneath scrutiny.

“I don’t assume the captain is minimize out for the job on this format. He’s in search of basic drives to rediscover his contact as an alternative of making an attempt to play near the physique. He simply desires to look basic. What sort of technique is that this to search out kind?” Akhtar questioned.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Picture: Twitter

“Babar made one mistake. He ought to have had Nawaz bowl the thirteenth or 14th over. It was too late. You may’t have a spinner in T20s bowling within the final 3 to 4 overs, particularly in opposition to the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya,” Akram had mentioned on Star Sports activities.

Babar Azam, who has been in high kind throughout all three codecs lately, had a disastrous Asia Cup marketing campaign within the UAE, scoring solely 68 runs in six innings at a strike price of 107.93, together with a duck in opposition to Afghanistan. As a consequence of his poor efficiency, he misplaced the highest spot within the T20I rankings to his teammate and opening accomplice Mohammad Rizwan.

Within the just lately concluded Asia Cup, the Pakistan crew reached the ultimate after defeating India and Afghanistan. However within the remaining match in opposition to Sri Lanka, the Males in Inexperienced struggled with the bat and didn’t chase the goal. Aside from opener Rizwan, no different batsman was capable of rating.

The Pakistan skipper shall be hoping to regain his kind and hone his captaincy abilities because the Babar-led crew host England in seven Twenty20 internationals beginning on Tuesday, September 20. The primary focus shall be on Pakistan’s center order.

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