We will try new combinations during West Indies T20Is: Babar Azam

The prolific batsman stated that a captain had to support his batsmen and bowlers during bad times

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Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam, in a virtual press conference on Tuesday, claimed that the Men in Green will try new combinations during their upcoming four-match Twenty20 International (T20I) against West Indies.

The prolific batsman stated that a captain had to support his batsmen and bowlers during bad times.

“A captain has to support his batsmen and bowlers during bad times. I am not under any pressure as captain. I am showing better performances. The players in the side have performed in domestic and PSL matches. Keeping the World Cup in mind we will be trying different combinations. We will also test our pinch-hitting. We have to trust our middle-order batsmen. We have a good track record against West Indies. We will try to play fearless cricket,” Babar said.

The 26-year-old acknowledged that the team could not try a lot of combinations during the recently concluded series against England but revealed that the series against West Indies would be different in this regard.

“We did not get a lot of chances to try different combinations during the series against England. We will now try different combinations. We will try to learn from our mistakes. We will give confidence to our players. We have also worked on our fielding. Hopefully, we will see better results,” he said.

He also opened up Sharjeel Khan’s inclusion in the team and the performance of the bowlers ahead of the upcoming series.

“Sharjeel Khan plays in the top order. If he gets a chance, it will be in the top order. We will have to boost the confidence of all our players including the middle order. The pitch in Barbados offers bounce. The pacers can perform better using this extra bounce. Keeping the spells bowled by Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah in England in mind, we hope the other bowlers will also perform in similar fashion,” he concluded.

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