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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...

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan lead Pakistan to T20 series win over Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan secured a convincing six-wicket victory over Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday, clinching the Twenty20 series 2-1. After chasing down 193 runs with 3.1 overs to spare in the previous match to level the series, Pakistan had little trouble overhauling Ireland's total of 178 on Tuesday, reaching the target with three overs remaining.Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan led the charge for Pakistan with a sensational second-wicket partnership of 139 runs. Babar smashed 75 runs off just 42 balls, while Rizwan clobbered 56 off 38 deliveries. Their aggressive batting display propelled Pakistan towards victory, with successive sixes by Azam Khan sealing the win.Reflecting on the series, Babar Azam highlighted the importance of the matches as good practice ahead of the T20 World ...

Watch: Jubilant scenes! Fans erupt in celebration as Ireland register their first T20I win against Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ireland scripted a remarkable chapter in their cricketing history by clinching their first-ever Twenty20 International victory against Pakistan in a nail-biting showdown at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. The jubilant scenes at the ground mirrored the nation's euphoria as fans erupted in celebration, marking an unforgettable moment in Irish cricket.WATCH:Andrew Balbirnie emerged as the standout performer for the hosts, crafting a magnificent innings of 77 that propelled Ireland to the victory. His sublime batting display, coupled with crucial contributions from Harry Tector and Curtis Campher, guided Ireland to a tense five-wicket win with just one ball to spare.The significance of this triumph resonated beyond the boundaries of the cricket ground, as Ireland took...