Pakistan will look to play modern-day cricket in South Africa: Babar Azam

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Pakistan will undertake a “modern day” method in the upcoming ODI sequence towards South Africa and look to put 300 plus totals by ending with a flourish, captain Babar Azam stated on Thursday.

Pakistan will play three ODIs and 4 T20Is towards hosts South Africa, beginning with the primary one-dayer in Centurion on Friday.

“We are trying to play ‘modern-day cricket’ for the upcoming event. We will try to gain the necessary points through the series against South Africa. We will start strong. If our finishers fire, we can reach a total above 300,” Babar, who leads Pakistan in all three codecs, informed a digital press convention.

“The key to getting 300 plus scores is finishing with a flurry in our innings. We haven’t played a lot of ODIs since the World Cup so we are also making a fresh start with a modern day approach.”

The Pakistan skipper additionally talked about sustaining momentum and stated his group had been working exhausting on bettering its energy hitting functionality.

“The players are learning. It is also about taking responsibility. Contributions from the top four are always vital. We will also have to rotate the strike. Fakhar Zaman, Imamul Haq and Mohammad Rizwan are in great form and we will see the difference,” he added.

He promised to strive to play fearless cricket and check out some mixtures for longer intervals to see which one works.

Babar stated Pakistan’s edge was its bowling which had the capability to prohibit groups to totals beneath 300.

He stated the coaches had been working exhausting with the decrease order batsmen and allrounders in order that they may end sturdy in ODIs and T20s as properly with greater strike charges.

Babar additionally stated that pacer Hasan Ali was 100% match and accessible for choice as was former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.

“We will decide the playing XI after looking at the pitch. Every player has a particular role in the team so we will put out a balanced combination,” he added.

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