Pakistan captain Babar Azam is confident that his team will beat arch-rivals India in the first match of the T20 World Cup as most cricket has been played in the UAE in the last three to four years. Because of this, he has a better idea of the situation here. Pakistan and India will face on October 24.
Since the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, teams have been refusing to tour Pakistan due to security reasons. Pakistan has played most of the cricket in the UAE. Pakistan has never beaten India in an ODI or T20 World Cup but Azam said that was a thing of the past.
“We know the pressure,” he said. Hopefully, by winning this match, we will create the momentum. Your confidence as a unit matters a lot before the tournament. Our confidence and morale are high. We are not thinking about the past but about the future and preparing for it.
About his team full of young and experienced players, he said, “All the players have done well in domestic cricket. We have a lot to learn from the senior players who have played the World Cup before.
Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden has been appointed as Pakistan’s batting consultant and former South African pacer Vernon Philander has been appointed as bowling consultant.
Azam said, ‘Hayden and Philander have a lot of experience. We will try to learn from them. Our players are good at learning fast.