New T20 chief Babar up for Australia challenge
Recently introduced Pakistan chief Babar Azam conceded his group will confront a harsh test during one month from now’s voyage through Australia, yet promised his players will go for triumph.
Azam a week ago supplanted Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was dumped as captain and left out of the squad following the stunning 3-0 defeat of the Twenty20 side — positioned number one on the planet — on account of an unpracticed Sri Lanka prior this month.
Sarfaraz was additionally evacuated as Test captain and was supplanted by Azhar Ali.
Pakistan will play three Twenty20 internationals in Sydney (November 3), Canberra (November 5) and Perth (November 8). The two Tests will be in Brisbane (November 21-25) and Adelaide (November 29-December 03).
Azam, who will be nation’s most youthful captain in Twenty20 cricket at 25, said Australia will represent an immense test.
“Each visit is extreme and Australia is constantly a difficult spot as a result of the additional bob, yet we will go for wins as we generally do,” he said a day prior to the group’s takeoff.
Azam, the main batsman in Twenty20 rankings, said he feels regarded to get the opportunity to lead the nation, 12 years after he entered an arena as a ball picker.
“I am glad that now I am the captain,” he said.
The Sri Lanka failure, in which he oversaw scores of 13, three and 27, didn’t seem to have gouged his certainty.
“Try not to pass judgment on me on only three matches,” he said.
“I have visited Australia as captain of Pakistan Under-19 (2012) and with the Pakistan group three years back, so I have understanding of those conditions.”
Pakistan will likewise be without senior stalwarts Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, who were not chosen for the visit.