T20 World Cup: Don’t Think Pakistan Can Win if Babar Azam Doesn’t Score Runs, Says Ricky Ponting
T20 World Cup: Ricky Ponting, a former captain of Australia, is of the opinion that Pakistan will not be able to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup that will take place later on in this year if their current captain, Babar Azam, does not perform exceptionally well with the bat throughout the entirety of the competition.
Waqar Younis, who currently plays for Pakistan but once played for the T20 side of his country, reportedly indicated that his former squad had a decent chance of capturing a second Twenty20 World Cup championship in Australia. This statement was made by Waqar Younis.
Although the two-time World Cup-winning captain acknowledges the talent of star pacer Shaheen Afridi and the dexterity of Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the order, he believes that their batting line-up is overly dependent on the team’s captain and the number one ranked batter, Babar. Babar is also the highest-ranked batter on the team.
In the most recent episode of “The International Cricket Council Review,” Ponting was quoted as saying that “If Babar Azam does not have an outstanding campaign, I do not believe that they will be successful.
I had the opportunity to observe him up close and personal a couple of years ago out here in a Test series against Australia.
At the time, I said that I thought the sky was the limit for this guy as far as Test match batting (was concerned), and, if anything, he’s probably gotten better and better in the last couple of years. I had the opportunity to observe him up close and personal a couple of years ago out here in a Test series against Australia. I was watching a test match between Australia and Australia when I spotted him here in Australia.
Despite the fact that their openers and new-ball bowlers are of the utmost importance to them, the role of the spin bowler in Australia might be a little bit more difficult owing to wickets that probably won’t provide them with any assistance “he added.
Notably, it was Ponting’s former team Australia that beat Pakistan in the semifinals of the previous edition of the Twenty20 World Cup, which resulted in Pakistan’s elimination from that competition. The United Arab Emirates played host to that particular competition.