In the beginning of their competition, Pakistan was defeated by India and Zimbabwe with the last ball, but they were able to recover and advance to the final match, which will take place on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against England. On Saturday, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam charged his reinvigorated team to capitalise on the momentum gained from their recent string of victories and take home the title in the Twenty20 World Cup.
In his pre-match press conference, Babar Azam stated, “We have lost the first two matches, (but) the way we come back the subsequent four matches, we’ve performed really well.”
“I’m more excited than nervous… there is no doubt that there is pressure, but the only way to quell it is through confidence and believe in oneself,” she said. “I’m more excited than nervous.” And in order to get desirable outcomes, it is essential that one must do so.”
In their match against Jos Buttler and England, Pakistan are a small underdog, but Azam is placing his bets on the ability of his fast bowlers to give them an advantage, particularly in the powerplay that lasts for six overs.
His statement that “England is a competitive team” is supported by the fact that they defeated India by ten wickets in order to advance to the championship match.
“In order to win the finals, we are going to execute our game plan to the letter and rely on the strength of our pace assault.
It will be vital for the contest to make use of the powerplay in order to take as many wickets as possible.
Regardless of whether or not any last-minute injuries occur, Pakistan is planning to announce the same lineup for the match, with Shaheen Shah Afridi leading a dangerous attack and Azam and Mohammad Rizwan serving as the batting leaders.
On Friday, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja met with the team and gave them a pep talk. In his remarks, he reflected on how the Pakistan team he was a member of won the 1992 one-day World Cup by defeating England.
According to Azam, “When the chairman came and shared his experience of the World Cup, it put a big boost in our confidence.” “When the chairman visited and shared his experience of the World Cup,” “He encouraged us to maintain our composure and keep our attention on the positive developments.”
When Pakistan played India early in the tournament, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was crowded with more than 90,000 supporters, and Pakistan has had strong support wherever they have played in Australia.
According to what he had to say, “They give us confidence and (it’s) fantastic to see when we travel anyplace, any stadium, they come and support the Pakistan squad.”