'You have to be ready all the time'- Babar Azam looks forward to 50-over World Cup in India

As per skipper Babar Azam, keeping their pacers fit and terminating will be a vital concentration for Pakistan ahead of the 50-over WC.

Rohit Kumar
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Babar Azam (Source - Twitter)

Babar Azam (Source - Twitter)

As per Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, keeping their best quick bowlers fit will be a vital concentration for Pakistan in front of the following year’s 50-over Cricket World Cup in India. Pakistan played some great cricket earlier and recently during the home series, yet neglected to perform with the consistency required and couldn’t cover the host of vital participants they missed through injury.

"We were unfortunate that our fast bowlers weren't fit. When new fast bowlers come in, it's difficult, especially when England play the way they do because they don't let Pakistan settle. You need the kind of bowlers who get you 20 wickets. If you don't, you won't win.” Babar was quoted as saying on the Cricket Governing Body website.

"There's so much back-to-back cricket, you have to be ready all the time. Fitness becomes ultra-important, because if you aren't perfectly fit you won't be able to play all three (matches). These days you only get two or three days to switch formats and you have to be mentally ready too. A lot of things happened together at the same time. We'll try and look after our quicks better because there are back-to-back series and the World Cup is coming up, so we'll have to plan with a view to that." He said.

Pakistan’s embarrassing home series loss against England

Pakistan’s no.1 pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi's knee injury passed on the whole series, while youthful weapon Naseem Shah’s shoulder injury and white-ball expert Haris Rauf (quad) neglected to highlight in the last two Tests subsequent to playing the series opener in Rawalpindi.

Meanwhile, Hosts Pakistan crashed to another defeat, losing by eight wickets against England on Day 4 of the third Test match, in Karachi. It also became the first time that Pakistan have been whitewashed at home, For the first time in history, they lost four home Test matches in a row (one against Australia and three vs England).

Pakistan lost the first Test match by 74 runs, followed by a 26-run defeat in the second fixture. After the defeat in the third Test, cricket fans took to social media to troll Babar Azam and Co. for their shoddy displays throughout the series.

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