“We tried to clean sweep the Black Caps but the way we planned, we couldn’t finish it that way,” Babar says. The Pakistan cricket team is currently enjoying a purple patch after a 4-1 victory against New Zealand in One Day Internationals (ODI), while skipper Babar Azam is also having the time of his life as he played his 100th match of the format a day earlier. New Zealand is currently enjoying a purple patch after a 4-1 victory against Pakistan in ODI.
The 28-year-old captain, whose captaincy has been the talk of the town since Najam Sethi took charge as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s interim management committee, has repeatedly stated that he does not follow gossip about his captaincy and that he is instead focused on his performance and the performance of his team. His captaincy has been the topic of conversation ever since Najam Sethi took charge as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s interim management committee.
In response to a question of the same nature that was posed to him during the press conference that followed the match yesterday night, Babar stated that he had not been told if he will continue to serve as captain until the mega-event known as the World Cup, which is set to take place later this year.
In the fifth and final one-day international match of the series, which took place on Sunday in Karachi, the Black Caps, captained by Tom Latham, won by a margin of 47 runs to escape being swept in the series and dethrone Pakistan from their position as the world’s number one team in the format.
The defeat of the Green Shirts means that Pakistan has dropped from first place in the ODI standings, where they had spent the previous 48 hours, to third place, behind Australia and India.
Babar observed the squad’s performance in the most recent ODI: “We tried to clean sweep the Black Caps but the way we planned, we couldn’t finish it that way.”
“We planned to finish the series on a better note; however, early wickets led to our defeat,” he bemoaned after the match. “Our loss was due to early wickets.”
“Nevertheless, the entirety of the series was remarkable. There were strong performances and many bright spots, including the fact that we could evaluate our depth of bench talent.
The captain stated that the team would have the opportunity to get ready for the huge event by competing in all of the matches that are scheduled before the World Cup.
Babar deflected a question on Imam-ul-Haq’s cryptic post by saying that he hadn’t seen the tweet yet but would view the post later on in answer to the query. The question concerned Imam-ul-Haq’s post.
After finding out that he wouldn’t be participating in the fifth and final one-day international against New Zealand in Karachi, Imam’s opening batter posted a puzzling message the day before.
Imam was removed from the lineup for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals after he scored 90 runs and won the man-of-the-match award in the third ODI.
Imam remarked that “life is an unexpected journey so never expect anything from anyone” on the Sunday before the final one-day international of the series. Be patient, for Allah is looking over you!
The outcome of the one-day international series, which the hosts won 4-1, was a reasonable reflection of the talent gap that existed between their team and that of New Zealand, which was without the services of elite players like as Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, and others.
On the other hand, Babar dismissed these findings by asserting that the quantity of veteran players on any given team is a better indicator of whether or not a team plays cricket.
A festive crowd of approximately 20,000 people had come hoping that Babar would make his 100th ODI memorable. However, the fans were disappointed as Babar was caught off a miscued shot off Shipley for a five-ball one.