Saqlain Mushtaq On Babar Azam: Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq feels skipper Babar Azam is in good form but it is his ‘luck’ which is not going in favor of the right-handed batsman. Although Pakistan are in the final of the Asia Cup and will take on Sri Lanka in Dubai on Sunday, Azam has not opened his bat so far in the tournament, scoring 30 against Sri Lanka alone. At the same time, got out on the scores of 0, 14, 9, and 10.
Mushtaq said, “Babar is in good form. The only thing is that his luck is not on his side. The kind of boundaries he has hit against India, it was worth watching.”
Mushtaq expressed confidence in his team to win the Asia Cup final when they meet Sri Lanka again on Sunday and said that good teams should not think about the outcome of the match on the basis of toss.
On Friday, Pakistan came out to bat first and were bowled out for 121 runs. Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nisanka scored 55 runs, which helped the team win the match by 5 wickets.
Mushtaq further said, “Our batting did well against India and Afghanistan. You might think it was a small score and Naseem Shah won it for us, but all the eleven players batted. We got a good performance in the final. Have faith to do it. Sri Lanka played better cricket and won.” He further said, “As a team, one should not think about the result of the toss. The fast bowlers are doing well consistently.”
Mushtaq concluded, “Sri Lanka will take confidence from this match till the final and we will take the lessons and passion to go into the final. It is certain that there will be changes for the final, some players were rested.”