Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, while talking to the media at Karachi stadium responded to questions about the opening pair and middle order ahead of the home T20I series against England.

Babar said he was concerned about his performance in Asia Cup 2022 but was content with middle order. The middle order helped team in gaining many crucial victories.

“The middle order is not a cause for concern, and since it is cricket, your graph will fluctuate up and down. Therefore, our goal is to support those that are underperforming,” said Babar.



Pakistan opening batters are subjected to criticism because of maintaining slow run rate in powerplay overs. Rizwan was criticised badly for scoring 55 on 49 deliveries in Asia Cup 2022 final against Sri Lanka. Babar however has backed his opening pair and said that he was satisfied with their performance.

The Captain said, “Our opening partnership has been very successful for the last two years. Look, there are different situations and scenarios, what the team requires, and what are the conditions. So, it depends on the planning.”

“So, in my opinion, the way our opening partnership had been in the last two-year period, helped our team and gave Pakistan many victories. So, the momentum established by our opening pair is later on continued by the middle-order,” he went on to say.