Pakistan Win in T20 WC 2022 is Dependent on Babar Azam Says Ricky Ponting
Babar Azam is one of the skilled captains behind the success of the Pakistan cricket team. In recent times, Babar’s bat has become a bit wider in all three formats. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting thinks that Pakistan Win in T20 WC 2022 is Dependent on Babar Azam if he does not do well, it is not possible for Pakistan to win the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022.
Teams are already busy making plans ahead of the T20 World Cup. The eighth edition of the T20 World Cup will be held in Australia, a country across the Tasman Sea, in October this year. Discussions about who will win the title or how far any team can go, have started in cricket circles. Pakistan is a very successful T20 cricket team in recent times.
The two ODI World Cup-winning captain for Australia recently opened up about the prospects of various teams in the upcoming T20 World Cup. He made this comment there.
“If Babar (Azam) doesn’t have a good tournament, I don’t think Pakistan can win (T20 World Cup),” he said.
Ponting seemed to be overwhelmed by the praise of Babar Azam. The sky seems to be the limit for Babur.
“I saw him closely several years ago in the Test series in Australia. I said then that the sky is the limit for this boy (Babar Azam). He has probably improved a lot in the last few years,” added Ponting.
Ponting believes that for Pakistan to do well in the T20 World Cup, their openers and new bowlers will have to play an important role. Besides, he also thinks that the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 is going to be very difficult for Pakistani spinners.
Ponting said, “They (Pakistan) openers and new ball bowlers have to play a very important role. But it will be a bit difficult for the spinners to do well on the Australian wicket. Because the wickets won’t help the (Australian) spinners much.”
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So far, Pakistan has played the final twice in seven editions of T20 World Cup. In the first World Cup in 2007 against India, they missed out on the title.
In the next T20 World Cup, Pakistan won the title by defeating Sri Lanka in 2009. In 2021, they reached the semi-finals of the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan were one of the favorites of the tournament until they were defeated by an incredible innings by Matthew Wade. But their journey stopped before the final!