Babar Azam opens up on the reason that will help their cause against India in T20 WC

Babar Azam opens up on the reason that will help their cause against India in T20 WC

Azam added that they just need to keep things simple to perform well in the T20I extravaganza.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photo by Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images)

The T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to commence on October 17 with Qualifiers to take place in Oman followed by the Super 12 stage in the UAE. Respective skippers will turn with their best strategies to claim glory in the mega event. India will begin its campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam stated the reason due to which they’ll have an edge over India in the gala event.

Azam added that they have played a lot of cricket in the UAE, have a hold of the conditions, and hence, can outsmart India. It has to be noted that UAE was Pakistan’s home venue after deadly attacks on visiting Sri Lanka team in Lahore, 2009. Azam added that they just need to keep things simple to perform well in the T20I extravaganza.

“Definitely we have played a lot of cricket in the UAE. These conditions suit us and we know how to play here. We need to keep things simple in all the departments,” Babar said in a captain’s press conference when asked about Pakistan’s dismal record against India in T20 WC clashes.

‘We stay as professional as we can’ – Virat Kohli on India-Pakistan clash

The Pakistan skipper is in good form and added that it will give him great confidence going into the T20 WC. In the same context, when Indian skipper Virat Kohli was asked about his views about the clash against Pakistan, he added that they will treat it like just another match. Though it will be huge from fans’ point of view, they will try to remain as professional as they can.

“I have always approached this game as just another game of cricket. I know there is a lot of hype created around this game more so with ticket sales and the demands for tickets. Yes, the environment, you can say, is different. From the fans’ point of view, it is definitely louder. From the players’ point of view, we stay as professional as we can,” said Kohli earlier.