Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, has put an end to rumours that the opening duo for the team’s upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand may change.
The right-handed batter boldly announced during a press conference that he and Rizwan will continue to start the innings, and there won’t be any experiments in that area.
When asked about the shortest format of cricket opening combination, Babar said, “We do not need experiments now, Rizwan and I will open the batting.”
In addition, Saim Ayub, who can bat at any position, and veteran batters Mohammad Haris and Shan Masood are available for Pakistan.
Babar said that both the new right-arm pacers, Ihsanullah and Zaman Khan, are important contributions to the pace attack when questioned about their selection in the squad.
The 28-year-old cricketer stated that both of the young pacers are incredibly gifted and have given the national bowling team more depth to support his claim.
Babar answered when questioned about recent rumours regarding his captaincy: “I just focus on my performance and try to utilise my players according to their strengths.”
It is important to note that the five-match T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand will begin today at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.