LAHORE: Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam on Friday stated he was trying to rating a century in New Zealand and added that the crew was taking the tour as a problem in addition to a duty, however it’s not underneath any type of strain.
Addressing a press convention in Lahore, Azam stated that gamers are assured about their efficiency.
“We are playing back to back and are confident about our performance,” Babar Azam stated. “Our record in New Zealand has been good. We will play good cricket.”
Pakistan introduced its tour to New Zealand in September this yr. The two groups will play three T20Is and two Tests from December 18 to January 7. The inexperienced shirts will depart within the final week of November after which they may enter a two-week quarantine interval in Lincoln following New Zealand authorities’s COVID-19 protocols.
Thanking his teammates Sarfaraz Ahmed and Azhar Ali, Babar Azam stated that he has not solely discovered from them however may even seek the advice of them every time wanted.
“I am the one responsible for making decisions but I will consult them too,” Babar Azam maintained. “I try to take responsibility and play with the same responsibility.”
Answering a query, he stated that there is no such thing as a idea of grouping among the many gamers, stressing that the crew sees itself as a single unit.
“All the players are very good and try to play well. We always face challenges and playing abroad is a difficult task, but we have been playing well when abroad. For example, we showed a good performance in England,” Azam stated.
The captain additionally praised the crew’s younger quick bowlers, including that they have to be supported by everybody.
Azam additionally expressed his gratitude to the previous head coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team Mickey Arthur, saying that his steerage has given him the arrogance to carry out higher.
“I am aiming to score a century in the upcoming New Zealand, Australia, and England tours,” he stated.
Babar Azam reiterated that the Pakistan Cricket Board has given him the liberty and confidence to proceed a long-term captaincy, subsequently, he isn’t underneath any type of efficiency strain.
Even although Babar demonstrated confidence in his crew, he didn’t rule out the unpredictable nature of cricket.
“Players need confidence and hard work on every tour. However, the result is not in our hands,” he concluded.