T20 Cricket Has Changed A Lot Since The 2016 World Cup
THE WEEK|October 31, 2021
INTERVIEW Babar Azam, captain, Pakistan T20I cricket team
Neeru Bhatia

PAKISTAN CRICKET IS going through yet another turbulent phase. It had to deal with the cancellation of tours by New Zealand and England, upsetting its preparations for the T20I World Cup. The abrupt cancellation forced the Pakistan Cricket Board and its new chief, Rameez Raja, to hastily arrange a National T20 Cup, to give the T20I squad much-needed match practice. And, just two days before the deadline of the submission of the final squad for the World Cup, Pakistan revamped its team, recalling former captains Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed, and batters Fakhar Zaman and Haider Ali. Pakistan captain Babar Azam, however, appears unflustered despite the turmoil around him. He remains an oasis of quiet assuredness, much like his batting.

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