With the T20 World Cup set to be held in the UAE in October, Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan team, is optimistic about his team’s chances given the opportunity to play in conditions that resemble home. Pakistan have played a lot of cricket there in the past few years, and will be looking to build on their Champions Trophy success in 2017. They will always have a shot as long as Babar is playing, the second-most highly rated T20 batsman in the world, trailing only behind England’s Dawid Malan. His imperious cover driving will be one of the tournament’s hottest attractions.
“UAE is sort of like home conditions for us because we have played a lot of cricket there.”
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) August 17, 2021