Friday, December 1, 2023

Babar Azam Keen to Lead Rebuild After Pakistan’s Exit from World Cup

Babar Azam conveyed his disappointment with Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 performance against England at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. The bowlers struggled, allowing England to amass 337 runs. Babar attributed this to spinners’ underperformance on a true pitch where fast bowlers found little room for error, leading to high scores conceded.

Despite setbacks, Babar remains committed to rebuilding Pakistani cricket, especially on Indian soil. He stressed the importance of spinners taking wickets in the middle overs, acknowledging the need to learn from both positives and mistakes. Pakistan, finishing fifth with eight points and a net run rate of -0.199, won four of nine matches. Initially triumphing over the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, they faced four consecutive losses but later secured victories against Bangladesh and New Zealand.

Babar’s commitment to learning and rebuilding reflects resilience amid challenges. The team’s mixed performance, marked by successes and shortcomings, highlights the unpredictable nature of cricket. As Babar Azam looks toward the future, Pakistan aims to address weaknesses and capitalize on strengths, seeking a more consistent and successful cricketing journey.

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