PAK vs NZ T20: The game changed as soon as Pakistan’s captain changed, Babar Azam’s demotion! 21 year old batsman will be promoted

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PAK vs NZ T20: The game changed as soon as Pakistan’s captain changed, Babar Azam’s demotion!  21 year old batsman will be promoted

New Delhi. Pakistan’s new opening pair can be seen in the T20 series against New Zealand. 21-year-old batsman Sam Ayub can open the innings with Mohammad Rizwan in place of Babar Azam. According to media reports, Pakistan team management asked Rizwan and Sam to bat against the new ball in the nets while Babar and Fakhar Zaman practiced against spin bowlers in other nets.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have consistently opened the innings for Pakistan in T20s since 2021. But, new captain Shaheen Shah Afridi, new high-performance coach Yasir Arafat and team director Mohammad Hafeez are keen to try something new in the five-match T20 series against New Zealand. This series between the two countries will start from January 12.

Sam Ayub will open in place of Babar
Let us tell you that the unbeaten partnership of more than 150 runs between Babar and Rizwan was useful for the Pakistan team in defeating India for the first time in any World Cup match during the T20 World Cup held in Dubai in 2021. 21-year-old Sam Ayub, who played 8 T20s last year and made his Test debut in Sydney earlier this month, is known for his aggressive batting and the team management believes that Sam and Rizwan can give the team a fast start. .

Babar can play at number 3 in T20
If Sam opens, it clearly means that Babar Azam will have to bat at number 3 in T20. That means he will be demoted. At the same time, another opener will play after Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed Babar. Babar is no longer the captain of Pakistan in any format. Sources associated with the team said that the new T20 team captain Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez had talked to Babar. After this he agreed to bat one number lower i.e. at number three.

Pakistan have generally performed well in T20 and played in the 2022 World T20 Cup final and also made it to the final of the Asia Cup T20 format and the World T20 Cup semi-finals in 2021. There is T20 World Cup in West Indies and America in June this year. In such a situation, Pakistan will be eyeing to win the title this time.

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