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T20 World Cup: Babar Azam holds the key to success for unpredictable Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The fact that the seasoned Babar Azam will captain Pakistan at the Twenty20 World Cup disguises the significant transformations that Pakistani cricket has undergone in the past 18 months.The Pakistan Cricket Board has had four chairmen since Babar's team lost to England in the T20 World Cup final in November 2022. The selection panel has also undergone a complete renovation, and the experiment of having Shaheen Shah Afridi as captain was promptly abandoned.Only a few weeks before the June 1-29 World Cup in the United States and the Caribbean, a new limited-overs head coach joined the team in England.To top it all off, Pakistan will be the final team to finalize its 15-man World Cup roster as it keeps trying different lineups.There is a strategy in place for success, and Babar...

‘Mocking poor’: Azam Khan, Babar Azam draw flak for insensitive video of wiping sweat with currency | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and teammate Azam Khan on Wednesday found themselves in trouble after video of the keeper-batter wiping sweat with currency surfaced on social media.Ahead of the T20I series against England, starting Thursday, both drew flak for their insensitive act.The video showed Azam wiping his forehead with a bundle of foreign currency as Babar, who was supposedly recording the video, was seen teasing him and enjoying his teammate's act.Social media users hit both of them for their childish acts.Pakistan recently beat Ireland in the three-match T20I series 2-1.Babar-led Pakistan will next be up against England in a 4-game T20I series which will be their final bilateral duel before the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { ...

Pakistan Cricket Board wants Viv Richards as mentor for national team during T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is eager to enlist the legendary Vivian Richards as a 'Mentor' for the national team during the upcoming World T20 Cup in the Americas.Richards has served as a mentor for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League since 2016. According to PCB sources, current chairman Mohsin Naqvi is particularly interested in associating a prominent figure with the national team.Additionally, with many of the Super Eights games taking place in the Caribbean, Richards' expertise in those conditions could prove invaluable.“Sir Viv Richards has some prior media commitments for the World Cup but things are being worked out as the Pakistani players have great respect and regard for him,” the source said.He said if the deal goes through Richards will mentor...

‘Breaking Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam’s opening duo doesn’t make any sense’: Ramiz Raja issues Saim Ayub warning | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the T20 World Cup, former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja believes that if opener Saim Ayub fails to perform consistently, it would be pointless to disrupt the well-established opening partnership of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.Despite showing signs of improvement with a quick-fire knock of 45 off 29 balls in the first T20I against Ireland, Ayub struggled in the second match, scoring only 6 runs during Pakistan's chase of 194 on Sunday in Dublin."I don't think Saim Ayub gives you security, he shows flashes of brilliance. If you don't score 50 off 30 balls then breaking Rizwan and Babar's opening duo doesn't make any sense," Ramiz said on his YouTube channel on Monday.In the recent series against New Zealand, Ayub managed to score only 52 runs in four matches at an a...