Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has spoken about his form ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh starting on November 26. Azam registered scores of 7, 1, and 19 in the preceding three T20Is. The dismal returns of the skipper were in stark contrast to the form he showed in the 20-20 World Cup.
The Pakistan skipper sounded optimistic about turning things around in the Tests against Bangladesh, adding that one cannot expect him to get runs in every game. “It’s not written that I will be scoring runs every time, others are also here and they showed responsibility in the T20I series. I will look to perform in these Tests,” Babar said in the virtual press conference.
Azam further opined it will be challenging for Pakistan to adapt to the Test format after so much of T20 cricket. Pakistan last played a Test match against West Indies before the 20-20 World Cup. Since then, they have played nine T20Is, six during the showpiece event and three against Bangladesh. Azam though backed players to do well in the Tests.
“We are constantly playing white ball and getting into Test mode will be a challenge. There is not much time to prepare after the T20 series, but those coming from Pakistan were playing domestic games. We have quite a settled side now with a lot of experience, we will make an impact in this WTC as our team has been consistent since the start of this year,” Babar added.
Pakistan are sitting third on the Test Championship (TC) Points Table. The team has played two Tests and have one won and lost one against West Indies. Meanwhile, Bangladesh will kick start its Test Championship cycle.