Babar Azam defends changes in National T20I World Cup squad


Abu Dhabi : Pakistan skipper Babar Azam Saturday held a virtual press conference where he defended changes to the T20 World Cup squad, saying that some players were not in a “fine touch” during the National T20 Cup.
In a virtual press conference from UAE, the Pakistani skipper spoke about the squad selection, preparations for the T20 World Cup, conditions in the UAE and other matters.
“Some players were not in a fine touch during the domestic tournament,” said the Pakistan skipper. “Changes were made to the squad since some players were not able to perform well.”
Babar Azam welcomed the inclusion of left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman, all-rounder Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali. He said the players had benefited from the experience of playing in the National T20 Cup.
“Shoaib Malik is an experienced player who is also considered among the fit members of our squad,” he said. “However, we have to make a plan on including him in the playing XI squad.”