Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has picked Pakistan captain Babar Azam to be the standout batter on the upcoming Cricket World Cup in India. Babar has been in high-quality type with the bat in 2023, smashing eight 50+ scores in 15 innings. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old had a under par outing with the bat within the Asia Cup as Pakistan failed to succeed in the ultimate. On being requested to select one batter he’ll be watching intently on the Cricket World Cup, Gambhir picked Babar forward of the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, amongst others.
“I decide Babar Azam. I feel he has the standard to set the Cricket World Cup on fireplace. I’ve seen quite a lot of batters who’ve quite a lot of additional time whereas batting. You absolutely have Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, David Warne, Joe Root and Kane Williamson, however Babar Azam has totally different high quality,” Gambhir stated on Star Sports.
Babar has been underneath the scanner for his captaincy since Pakistan’s early exit from the Asia Cup.
Gambhir had additionally criticized Babar for what he deemed as subpar captaincy, declaring perceived flaws in Babar’s fielding placements.
“For me, extraordinarily unusual captaincy as properly. There was a 4 hit in Zaman Khan’s over over mid-off and there was one other 4 hit in Shaheen Shah Afridi’s over over mid-off, and each these deliveries had been slower ones,” Gambhir had stated.
Earlier this week, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) introduced the squad for the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. Whereas a lot of the high names are there, there have been a few surprises.
Quick bowler Naseem Shah who suffered an harm in the course of the just lately concluded Asia Cup just isn’t a part of Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup squad. However veteran pacer Hasan Ali has made a comeback into the Cricket World Cup squad.
Pakistan squad for ODI Cricket World Cup 2023: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr
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