Babar Azam was the toast of the nation after his heroic display in the recently concluded 20-20 World Cup. He ended up scoring 303 runs and by far looked the most consistent batter in the showpiece event. The Pakistan skipper though could not continue his rich vein of form against Bangladesh in the three T20Is and could only manage scores of 7, 1, and 19. Ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh starting on November 26, the Pakistan skipper reflected on his poor form.
Azam said that it is not necessary that he will end up scoring runs in each game, adding that he will look to perform well in the Test series. “It’s not written that I will be scoring runs every time, others are also here and they showed responsibility in the T20I series. I will look to perform in these Tests,” Babar said in the virtual press conference.
Azam further opined that it will be a challenging task to switch to the Test format. Pakistan have only played T20Is since last playing a red-ball match against West Indies in August. The right-hand batter though said that a few players returning to the Test team have played some good amount of domestic cricket. Azam remained confident of the team doing well in Test matches against Bangladesh.
“We are constantly playing white ball and getting into Test mode will be a challenge. There is not much time to prepare after the T20 series, but those coming from Pakistan were playing domestic games. We have quite a settled side now with a lot of experience, we will make an impact in this WTC as our team has been consistent since the start of this year,” Babar added.