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Asia Cup: Babar confident with the squad

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MULTAN: Skipper of the world number one ODI team Babar Azam said that he was confident with the playing squad and would continue the same momentum in Asia Cup and upcoming mega event of World Cup.

Holding a press conference at Multan Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, he said that the team has delivered the best during the recent series against Afghanistan and committed to give their best in Asia Cup.

He said that all players had given their best performance in given situations both batsmen and bowlers were dominated.

He said that he was confident with the playing squad and added there would be no changes but in case of someone’s injury and any other issue.

Talking about the preparations, Babar said that fitness of the players was being maintained properly and the travelling plan has also been scheduled for giving rest to players.

He said that the team grabbed various achievements especially the status of the world number one team despite criticism and different situations from the last one and a half year.

He said that the boys have overcome the weaknesses and play vital role in obtaining the title of number one team of the world.

To a question, he said that he never wished individual performance but the performance which lead the team to victory.

He said that the team would enter the ground with high spirits and planning to defeat Nepal in the first match of the Asia Cup going to be played on August 30 at Multan Cricket Stadium.

Babar, while responding to another question said that the matches between Pakistan and India were always high profile and pressure matches but best planning would be made against all teams including India.

“I wish that all matches of Asia Cup would held in Pakistan, but the players were confident and trained to play in all conditions”.

He said that the team had three to four players named among the top ten players of the world and they were expected to keep the momentum.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.