T20 World Cup 2022, PAK vs ENG: T20 World Cup 2022: England team won their second title by defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final of T20 World Cup 2022. Batting first in this match, Pakistan team put 137 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets. In response, the England team easily achieved this target while remaining one over. After the defeat in the final, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has given a big statement.
Babar made a big statement
Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Sunday defended the batting strategy of losing to England in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here. Left-arm pacer Sam Curran (3/12) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (2/22) made brilliant spells as Babar and his fellow Pakistani batsmen were restricted to 137/8 in their 20 overs in the first innings. Subsequently, an unbeaten half-century from Ben Stokes (52 not out in 49) helped England to a five-wicket victory to take the crown as the winners of the T20 World Cup.
Babar said – I am very sad
The Pakistan captain said, “I am very sad. I think we were 20 runs short and we could not defend because of that. We are very proud to play for Pakistan. When you don’t win, a lot. It hurts. I’m disappointed.” “We were in a different position. We were trying to build a partnership but we couldn’t. Whenever a wicket falls, the batsman goes and he plays two-three balls. We are part of the batting unit. As he had come on the back foot.” Babar and his opening partner Mohammad Rizwan have come under criticism several times in the recent past for scoring slow runs during the powerplays, often scoring relatively slowly compared to other top nations and then in the second half of the innings. Let’s try to set the platform to score fast runs.
defending the batsmen
The same happened in the final, with Babar scoring 32 off 28 and Rizwan scoring 15 off 14. But the captain says the strategy was not wrong. Babar said, “It depends on the situation. I think he got three out in the first six overs and we got only two out. It depends on the situation and the circumstances, what is demanded of you and after that you plan.” Every team has its own plan and we stick to our plan.” Sometimes we are not able to give 100 percent on it. We try not to repeat our mistakes. But it is a part of the game. Sometimes you do well and sometimes you don’t. This is the beauty of cricket. Every day is different.” With opening batsmen often being the dominant force in Pakistan’s T20 batting effort, the middle order has struggled to make a mark at times over the years. Masood’s 38 off 28 balls and Shadab’s 20 Fast innings of runs, players had limited contribution in the final.
When asked if he was disappointed with the middle order, the captain replied, “As a team, we win. As a team, we lose. The way we started, we got the innings right. Couldn’t finish properly. In the 11th over, it was 80-85. I think we should have finished on 150. We made some mistakes.” With the next T20 World Cup to be held in the Caribbean and the United States in two years’ time, there is an opportunity for teams to make changes after this year’s tournament and build on the next 24-month cycle. But Babar says Pakistan will now turn its attention to the upcoming Test series against England and New Zealand before taking any personnel decision in the shorter form of the game.
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