Captain Babar Azam told an energetic Pakistani side on Saturday to ride the wave of four consecutive victories and win the last 20 World Cup matches.
The 2009 champions suffered last-ball losses to India and Zimbabwe to start the tournament. But bounced back to reach the final against England on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Pakistan Must Ride Waves Of Confidence In T20WC Final.
“We lost the first two games (but) the way we came back in the last four. We did a great job,” Babar Azam said at his pre-match press conference.
“I was more excited than nervous… There is no doubt that the pressure exists. But it can only be suppressed with confidence and trust in us. and for good results The important thing is to do.”
Pakistan were slightly underdog against Jos Buttler’s England, but Azam tried to tap into the strengths of his fast pitchers to give them an edge. especially in powerplay six times.
“England are a competitive team, their win (10 goals) to reach the final against India is proof of that,” he said.
“Our strategy is to stick to our plans and use our attack as a force to win the final.
“Using powerplay to get as many wickets is essential for the competition.”
despite injuries in the end Pakistan is ready to name the same team as Shaheen Shah Afridi who spearheaded the deadly attack and Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan headed the ball.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja met with the team on Friday and gave their speech. It reflects on how he was part of Pakistan’s team that beat England to win the 1992 One-Day World Cup.
“When the president comes and shares his experience in the World Cup. It greatly increases our confidence,” Azam said. “He advises us to stay calm and focus on what is going well.”
More than 90,000 fans packed the MCG when Pakistan played India early in the tournament and they were firmly supported wherever they played in Australia.
“They gave us confidence and[it]is nice to see that when we go everywhere, every stadium, they come to support the Pakistan team,” he said.