Pakistan is a force to be reckoned with: Babar Azam


Pakistan’s newly-appointed T20I skipper Babar Azam expressed his confidence in the national team and how leading it in the Australia tour was ‘a great honour’.

Azam, the number one batsman in Twenty20 rankings, took to Twitter with a post that read, “a great honour to lead Pakistan cricket team in this historic tour of Australia. Pakistan is always a force to reckon with and I am confident in this young & impressive team of ours. #RiseAndRise #PakistanZindabad”.

Earlier this month, Azam replaced former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, was dropped from the squad and was subjected to great scrutiny following the shocking 3-0 rout of the Twenty20 side — ranked number one in the world — at the hands of an inexperienced Sri Lanka.

Sarfaraz was also removed as Test skipper and was replaced by Azhar Ali.

Pakistan will play three T20s against Australia, the first of which will be played on November 3 in Sydney. The second T20 will be held in Canberra on November 5, while the third in Perth on November 8.

They will hold their first practice match against the hosts on October 30.

The first Test will be played from November 21-25 in Brisbane, while the second will be held in Adelaide from November 29 till December 3.