Pakistani skipper Babar Azam breaks silence over team before 2nd test match against SA

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam breaks silence over team before 2nd test match against SA

Pakistan captain Babar Azam believes that the pitch in the second Test match at Rawalpindi is similar to that of the first Test match at National Stadium Karachi. Babar believes that Pakistan should not tinker with the line-up from the first Test match even though he said that the weather conditions are different. ------------------------------

Babar said that it is unlikely that Pakistan will play with four pacers but said that the final decision would be made keeping in mind the weather condition over the five days.

Babar said that the team’s preparations ahead of the second Test match have been excellent, and they are raring to go and wrap up the series. Babar also warned the team to not get complacent after winning the first Test match and said there is no room for errors against a strong South African side.

Babar captained the Test side for the first time in the last Test match and led his team to victory, becoming the 9th Pakistani to win their captaincy debut match. However, his batting form is a cause of concern for Pakistan as he failed to score a substantial amount of runs, which has resulted in him falling down the ICC Test batsmen rankings. ------------------------------


Babar added that he is enjoying his time as captain for Pakistan and has received support from everyone around him. He feels that things have been easy, as he has the full backing of the management, and he wants Pakistan to improve their performances consistently.

The second Test match between Pakistan and South Africa will be played between February 4-8 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Pakistan has already won the first Test match by seven wickets.