Thursday, March 30, 2023

‘Of Course, There Are Similarities’: Babar Azam Speaks About Pakistan’s 1992 And 2022 World Cup

New Delhi: Pakistan will probably be taking up England within the finals of the T20 World Cup 2022  on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. Simply earlier than the finals, there are talks going round of a resemblance with the 1992 50-over World Cup as Pakistan had a topsy-turvy begin in that World Cup additionally, however they ultimately made a comeback and gained the title. 

Within the 1992 World Cup as nicely, Pakistan performed towards England and Wasim Akram starred for them. Simply forward of the finals, Babar Azam shared his views on the identical.

“Ofcourse, the similarities are there. We’ll attempt to win the trophy, it’s a large honour for me to guide this group and particularly at this large floor. We’ll attempt to give our 100% and win. We didn’t begin nicely, however the best way the group got here again, they fought like tigers. We’ll look to proceed from right here and we are going to look to present our greatest,” mentioned Babar throughout a pre-match press convention.

Pakistan began off its marketing campaign with a loss on the Melbourne Cricket Floor in each the 1992 and 2022 World Cups. 

“We misplaced the primary two matches however the best way the group got here again within the final 4 matches, they carried out rather well. We’re taking part in good cricket, we are going to attempt to proceed that momentum within the closing,” mentioned Babar.

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.

England Squad: Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wooden, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Tymal Mills, Philip Salt.

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