SYDNEY: Pakistan team coach Matthew Hayden referred to captain Babar Azam as a “unique player,” cautioning the detractors not to be shocked when the skipper performs well in important matches.
Hayden compared Babar Azam to former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, who struggled during the 2007 ODI World Cup but helped his country to win in the final, in his remarks at a news conference in Sydney.
There is no doubt that Babar has faced some hardship, but he will only become a better player as a result, the man remarked.According to Hayden, Pakistan is unique in that they excel at comebacks in significant matches.
On the eve of the semi-final in Sydney, he observed, “When the Netherlands beat South Africa it was a major occasion for us, a really significant time for the team in general around fulfilling its potential.”
There were numerous prayers when Pakistan awoke to learn of the outcome; after all, 232 million people can’t all be incorrect. As a result, I believe our group’s tempo has risen significantly.
It’s been a roller coaster, but I firmly feel we still haven’t displayed our finest performance, which poses a serious threat to the opposition.Hayden stated that pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is gaining momentum following his injury. He claimed that Pakistan’s quartet of fast bowlers were dangerous.
The coach claimed that Sydney Cricket Ground is more suited to Asian players, but New Zealand has defeated Australia here, making them a dangerous squad. He claimed that the Kiwis’ seasoned and fearsome bowling attack.Tomorrow in Sydney, Pakistan and the Black Caps will meet in the semifinals (Wednesday).