Pakistan skipper Babar Azam addressed a pre-match conference ahead of the T20 World Cup final between Pakistan and England scheduled to be played on Sunday.
“We lost the first two matches, [but] the way we came back the last four matches, we’ve performed very well,” Azam said at his pre-match press conference.
“I’m more excited than nervous … there is pressure, no doubt. But it can only be suppressed with confidence and belief in ourselves. And for good results, it is important that one must do so.”
Acknowledging that England is a competitive team, Babar cited India’s 10-wicket thrashing at their hands as proof of their aggressive strategy.
“Our strategy is to stick to our plan and use our pace attack as our strength to win the final. Utilising the powerplay to grab as many wickets will be essential for the match,” he stated.
The T20 World Cup final between Pakistan and England is set to be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia on November 13 (Sunday).
For the first time since 1992, Pakistan and England will play each other in an ICC World Cup match. In the 1992 ICC World Cup final between the two sides, Pakistan won the cup.
The final still remains under a cloud as rain is predicted for Sunday. ICC has set aside Monday as a reserve day in case rain does not allow a full match to be played out.