Pakistan team captain Babar Azam has told what the team needs to improve in the test format. Ever since Babar became the captain of the Pakistan team, the team has impressed a lot with his performance in all three formats. Babar himself has led the team from the front. Babar believes that the Pakistan cricket team needs to be more aggressive in the Test format and also need to adjust to the conditions.
During their last home series against Australia, Pakistan’s slow batting was criticized. The team could not score more than three runs in a single innings in this series. “We are trying to change the way we play Test cricket,” Babar said on Monday ahead of the team’s upcoming series against Sri Lanka to be played under the World Test Championship. When the other team dominates you, it is not easy for the batsmen.
Before leaving for the Sri Lanka tour, Babar said, ‘We want to play positive regardless of the situation. But sometimes it is about a certain day when you decide the strategy to win the match. He said, ‘You must remember that the beauty of Test cricket is in adapting to the conditions. If the opponent team is dominating you then you cannot score runs fast.
The Pakistan captain is well aware that he will be challenged by Sri Lanka on spinner-friendly pitches. “We are keeping an eye on his current Test series against Australia. You can see that the spinners dominate there. But we have prepared according to their conditions and we have good spinners in Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Nawaz to take advantage of the conditions. Babar is confident that the fast bowlers led by Shaheen Shah Afridi will also make their mark in the series.
He said, ‘I have faith in my fast bowlers too, they will also dominate. Our batsman has experience of playing there and will adapt to the conditions easily. Sri Lanka are a young team, they know their conditions very well and cannot be taken lightly.