Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, revealed that the national team will try different combinations in the upcoming T20I series against West Indies to prepare for the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held later this year. Babar said that different players will be tried for different positions to determine the right combination heading into the mega event.
According to sources, hard-hitting opener, Sharjeel Khan, will be given a chance at the top of the batting order, with Babar moving down to the third spot. Babar said that Sharjeel was not included in the line-up in the three T20Is against England and he will be given a chance to prove himself as an opener.
The star batsman was confident of a good showing against the West Indies and believes that Pakistan will be victorious in the four-match series. Babar said that Pakistan has a good record against the West Indies and the whole team is determined to further improve it. He said that the players are raring to go and are ready to play fearless cricket.
The 26-year old reiterated that Pakistan has a golden opportunity to try different things in the series.
“We did not get a lot of chances to try different combinations during the series against England. We will now try different combinations. We will try to learn from our mistakes. We will give confidence to our players. We have also worked on our fielding. Hopefully, we will see better results,” he said.
The first match of the T20I series is scheduled to be played on 28 July at Kensington Oval, Barbados.