Babar azam defends team selection:. The next three-match One-day International series against the Netherlands is also part of the ICC World Cup Super League. Pakistan will require their finest players, according to captain Babar Azam.
The national team’s decision to field a very inexperienced Dutch team for the games. Those games will take place from August 16 to 18. It has attracted criticism due to the lack of any developing talent in the squad.
After extensive discussion with the top selector and the head coach, Babar felt that Pakistan was entering the series with the greatest possible combination of players.
Babar claimed during a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday that there was no need to include many young players because the Netherlands was a weak team.
The batter stated, “The series carries important [Super League] points and can assist Pakistan to strengthen their position to qualify for the World Cup.”
Fifth in the Super League standings at the moment is Pakistan. The top eight teams automatically advance to the 50-over championship. It will take place in India the following year.
Pakistan is now without a spearhead for pace due to the fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi’s injury sustained during the just-finished Test series against Sri Lanka. Shaheen, however, will go to the Netherlands with the team. Where “he will continue his rehabilitation under the supervision of the team medics,” according to Babar.
According to the captain he trusted the bowling reserves. It includes Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Shahnawaz Dahani to perform admirably in the absence of the senior pacers.
The captain stated that Hasan needs to compete in the upcoming domestic season. He needs to demonstrate that he is worthy to be in the team squad.
Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who was instrumental in Pakistan’s march to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup is also not included in the Asia Cup roster.
Babar azam defends team selection
Babar ruled out the likelihood of a repeat of the same event.
The 27-year-old stated, “We have announced the team considering it to be the finest. I think there is no time to make any further changes.”
Babar claimed that Pakistan did not rely solely on one or two players to always be the match-winners. But rather that all players were expected to deliver performances when the team needed them.
Everyone has seen how Shadab Khan, [Mohammad] Nawaz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, and others have successfully changed the match in Pakistan’s favor by putting on match-winning individual performances, thus I consider them all to be trump cards, he said.