T20 World Cup: Babar Azam declares, ‘Dubai as venue gives Pakistan advantage over India in T20 WC’

T20 World Cup: Babar Azam declares, 'Dubai gives Pakistan advantage over India' as Pakistan set to face Virat Kohli & Co in T20 WC opener
T20 World Cup: Babar Azam declares, 'Dubai gives Pakistan advantage over India' as Pakistan set to face Virat Kohli & Co in T20 WC opener

T20 World Cup: Babar Azam declares, ‘Dubai as venue gives Pakistan advantage over India in T20 WC’: Pakistan captain Babar Azam is confident that the familiarity of
playing loads of matches in Dubai gives his team an advantage over India when they face-off in their opening league games of the ICC T20 World Cup on October 24.

Pakistan have had very little success against India in ICC tournaments save the 2017 Champions Trophy final at the Oval but at the Dubai International Stadium, they have played 36 T20 Internationals winning 21 of them.

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T20 World Cup: Babar Azam declares, ‘Dubai as venue gives Pakistan advantage over India in T20 WC’

“The side that will execute their plans better and cash in on most of the opportunities will come out the winner,” Babar Azam said during a press meet ahead of the seven T20 Internationals against England and New Zealand.

“I know my team is oozing with confidence and looking forward to the 24 October match. The seven T20Is against New Zealand and England will be crucial for us as we would like to win most of them so that we can carry that winning confidence
and momentum to Dubai.”

T20 World Cup: Babar Azam agreed Dubai stadium conditions will also suit Pakistan better than India “UAE is like our second home and we have won many T20 matches there and also became number one world side. So, yes, this is an added advantage and will give further motivation and confidence to our players.”

T20 World Cup: Babar Azam declares, ‘Dubai as venue gives Pakistan advantage over India in T20 WC’

But the Pakistan captains cautioned that in the end it is all about translating preparations and performances into results.

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“Look, the main objective is to win the T20 World Cup Cup and obviously if we can make a winning start against a team like India then it will be a big boost for us in the rest of the tournament.” Babar Azam said that Pakistan’s coming seven T20 international against New Zealand England at home was the perfect way to go into the World Cup.

T20 World Cup: Babar Azam declares, ‘Dubai as venue gives Pakistan advantage over India in T20 WC’

“Our preparations have been very good for the mega event and the seven matches we play against New Zealand and England will be a big help before the mega-event,” he said.

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