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No faction in my team, will take independent decisions: Pakistan captain Babar Azam


Babar has been handed the captaincy of the facet in all codecs, earlier than his staff departs for New Zealand

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who has been handed reins of the facet in all codecs, on Friday insisted that his staff doesn’t have any factions and he wish to emerge as an impartial chief with help of senior gamers.

The Pakistan squad, together with 35 gamers and 15 officers, will depart for New Zealand on November 23.

The senior staff will play three T20 Internationals and two Tests whereas the Pakistan A facet might be play two four-day video games and 4 or 5 T20 matches in New Zealand.

Talking to the media in Lahore, Babar dismissed a question whether or not there was uneasiness amongst gamers over his captaincy credentials.


“This is a young team and there is no disharmony or groupings in our dressing room. The team is one. Every player respects and backs the other player and takes pride in their performances. No leg pulling in our team,” Babar stated.

Babar additionally insisted that he felt no stress with the added duty of being captain in all three codecs moreover being the highest batsman within the facet.

“I have always played with pressure. When I came into the Pakistan team early on there was pressure on me to perform. We have to face challenges every day. Now there is a new challenge and responsibility and I will try to use my experience from white ball cricket,” he stated.

“I take advice from seniors and have learnt a lot from Saifi (Sarfaraz) and even Azhar (Ali). Whatever I have learnt and what they taught me, I am trying to apply those things and if need arises I will talk to them but in the end I will take independent decisions according to my mind-set,” he stated.

Babar stated that the added duty of captaincy in all three codecs received’t have an effect on his batting.

“I try to enjoy myself as a batsman and I enjoy challenging situations. I know the team relies on me and I enjoy playing under pressure, especially abroad.”

“We are going to New Zealand after having played a lot of cricket and we are excited as a team because we know our worth. We know that we have always performed well against New Zealand be it in New Zealand or anywhere else.”

He additionally stated that if New Zealand had developed into a powerful staff and had some good particular person gamers, the identical was true about Pakistan.

“My main aim is to back and support my players. Especially those who are not performing well because they need the backing most. As a captain you have to show confidence in your players and back them only then they develop the confidence to do well.”

“I struggled early when I came into Test cricket but only started performing because of the confidence and backing I got from Mickey Arthur and Safi.”

Babar, to a query, admitted the New Zealand tour might be a litmus check for him as batsman and captain.

“What we are aiming to do is create a good combination of young and senior players and try to be more consistent. As a team we just have to give it our best shot. The results will not always be in your favour and not all the players can perform all the time.”

He additionally stated that no staff cane be taken flippantly and each collection is a problem for a captain.

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