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

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said that it is tough to score runs in every game after a below-par show in Bangladesh.

Babar Azam was the leading run-scorer of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, with 303 runs from six innings at an average of 60.60.

It’s not written that I will be scoring runs every time: Babar Azam

But the Pakistan skipper could not carry his brilliant form coming into the Bangladesh T20I series as the sluggish pitches turned out to be challenging for him. He could only register scores of 7, 1 & 19 in the three games.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photo: Twitter)

After he was asked about his string of low scores, the Pakistan skipper said that he cannot make runs in every game.

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 a virtual press conference ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh.

Getting into Test mode will be a challenge: Babar Azam

Pakistan will play their first Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram, starting on November 26. They last played a Test against West Indies in August.

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Pakistan cricket team won by 109 runs against West Indies in the second Test. Credits: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

Babar said that it will be a challenge for them to shift their focus on Test cricket after playing white-ball cricket for a long time.

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,” Babar said.

Pakistan have played just two Test matches against West Indies in the World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle. They drew the series 1-1 and currently hold 12 points in the WTC.

Pakistan had a tremendous run in the T20 World Cup, where they won all of their group stage matches but lost to Australia in the semi-final clash. However, for the very first time, they defeated India in any World Cup fixture.

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