We will beat India this time – Babar Azam

Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, is not concerned about the past record of his nation against India in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup. The right-handed batter is ready to lead his team to maiden victory against the Men in Blue.

India have defeated Pakistan five times in the world event of the shortest format. The Men in Blue defeated their arch-rivals by 6 wickets when they last met in a T20 World Cup match in 2016.

The two opponents will once again clash on October 24 in Dubai. However, Babar is positive and he has played down India’s track record against the Men in Green.

“When you go into a big tournament, what matters is your belief, the confidence you have within the group. As a team, our confidence and morale are very high. Past is gone, we are not thinking about it rather we are focusing on the future. I am confident that we are well prepared and will play good cricket in the match,” Azam said during a presser.

“An India-Pakistan contest is always a high-intensity match and there always is pressure but as players and as teams, we try to focus on cricket. We need to be calm and focus just on cricket. We will have to play good cricket in the match. As far as the conditions in UAE is concerned, since I have been playing cricket, we have played in UAE in the last 3-4 years and we know how the wickets will behave and how the batsmen need to adapt themselves. On the day, whoever plays better cricket will win and our aim is to play the best cricket and if you ask me, I think we will win,” he said.