Babar Azam eager to score his maiden T20I century against England

Pakistan limited overs skipper also hailed Haider Ali and Shadab Khan.

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Babar Azam. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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Recently Pakistan couldn’t finish up against England in a decent position in Test series. The hosts walked off lifting the series 1-0, and this has made Pakistan squad to reanalyze their planning with the game. Limited-overs skipper Babar Azam now wishes to score a century in the upcoming T20I series against the English country commencing from August 28- September 1.

 Azam is disappointed with the fact that he couldn’t capitalize on a couple of his fifties to make his team get through the difficult phase against England. However, he is now confident that he has learned from his errors and will come up stronger against England in the coming T20I series.

“I always try to play as well as I can. It is one of my goals to score a century in T20Is, and to be honest, my aim is to score one in this series. It’s disappointing that I couldn’t convert my starts into big scores, but I will learn from these mistakes. I have analyzed those in order to get better in the forthcoming series,” Babar Azam told while speaking to reporters.

Shadab Khan and Haider Ali are in great form : Babar Azam

The skipper praised Shadab Khan for his excellent all-round capabilities in PSL. He also admired the team’s U19 star Haider Ali, who has been gearing up well in nets to become a potential batsman in the coming days. The 25-year-old said that he’ll be looking forward to utilizing Khan and Ali’s talent to the very best in the upcoming T20I series.

“Shadab Khan showed great form with the bat in PSL. We will plan and try to utilize him up the order according to the match situation. Haider Ali is also a great talent and an outstanding player. We have tried to involve him in this group. He is playing well in the nets and also performed well in the practice matches,” Babar added.

The skipper is yet not sure of whom among Sarfaraz Ahmed or Mohammad Rizwan will do the work for the team behind stumps. While the former is in form, the latter has a lot of experience in his bag. He said that a call would be taken just before the match on this matter.