Pakistan captain Babar Azam has said he wants to test the batters during their T20 World Cup clash at Abu Dhabi against Namibia.
“We haven’t changed our squad […] we want to put our batters through their paces, which is why we’ve decided to bat first,” the captain said after winning the toss.
Azam had previously stated in a video shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that the team could not afford to be complacent at any stage of the T20 World Cup ahead of the Namibia match.
“In a tournament like this, we’ll have to be at our best in every game and consistently perform.” We can’t be complacent against any team because the moment you give them a little margin, they’ll be able to snatch the game away from you, so we’ll have to be at our best,” the captain advised his teammates.
The Pakistani team will cement its place in the semi-finals after a victory in today’s match against Namibia, but the skipper has warned the side against complacency.