Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi said that Babar Azam and co. will need to be managed well en route to the T20 World Cup, which will take place this year in Australia.
Pakistan has a strong T20I squad that made the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2021 before losing to the eventual champions, Australia. Speaking about the team, Afridi said their potential and talent need to be managed well.
“The team which will go for the 2022 World Cup in Australia has all the required skills, such as bowling strength, all-rounders along with players who can play attacking cricket.”
“The pitches are also good in Australia so I’m hoping that this team will produce a good result. The important thing is man-management; coaching comes after that. The players have already played international cricket so it is all about managing them,” Afridi told a Pakistani media channel.
“Seniors and captain played a very important role” – Shahid Afridi
A World Cup is a long event and the players, especially the youngsters, will need to be guided well. Afridi said this is where the senior players and the captain come into the picture.
“Seniors and captain played a very important role in ensuring that thee team remains motivated despite a tough start. We all supported Younis Khan, who was leading the side,” he also added.
Babar’s men have dominated the white-ball formats in recent years but they’ll be hoping they can replicate that success in the ICC tournaments.