Babar Azam of Pakistan. Photo- Getty
Babar Azam of Pakistan. Photo- Getty

Last Update on: December 12th, 2021 at 06:59 pm

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on Sunday said that his side won’t take West Indies lightly in their upcoming white-ball series against them at home.

Pakistan had a great run in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE, where they topped the charts in Group 2 as the only unbeaten side in the Super 12 stage. However, their winning streak was halted by the eventual champions Australia in the semi-final clash.

On the other hand, West Indies, who entered the tournament as the defending champions, failed to replicate their 2016 World T20 campaign despite having almost similar players in their squad.

You have to give your 100 per cent to beat West Indies

Babar Azam said his team will have to give their best to beat West Indies in the three T20Is followed by three-match ODI series.

Pakistan, Azam Khan
West Indies vs Pakistan [Image-Getty]
We will try to carry the momentum which started in the (T20) World Cup. We are not going to take them (West Indies) easy because they didn’t bring their best players. They have played in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) and international games, so you have to give your 100 per cent to beat them,” Babar told reporters during a video conference.

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam
Mohammad Rizwan. (Image: Twitter)

It’s difficult to live in isolation: Babar Azam

The West Indies camp received a heavy blow on their arrival in Pakistan as three players were ruled out after contracting the Covid-19 virus.

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Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, all-rounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers along with a non-coaching member have been put under isolation for 10 days.

Babar showed solidarity to their counterparts and acknowledged the fact that living in isolation is extremely tough for the players.

It’s a difficult time for a team when your player tests positive. It’s difficult to live in isolation, our team has gone through this. Lots of negative things do come in your mind when you are alone in the room and the team combination also gets affected,” Babar said.

Earlier this year in August, Pakistan won the four-match T20I series 1-0 in West Indies as three of the four matches were washed out due to rain showers.

The first T20I match between Pakistan and West Indies will be staged on December 13 (Monday) at the National Stadium in Karachi.

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