Babar Azam, the captain of Peshawar Zalmi, is upset with his performance because it was insufficient to advance his team to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight final.
Babar said that while his campaign was successful on an individual level, it would have felt greater if his efforts had contributed to his team’s victory. He also loved the many environments and thrilling games.
“The trip was enjoyable, but we were unable to complete everything. In the post-game press conference, Babar Azam remarked, “We didn’t play as well as we should have, but we made a comeback in the second half, and everyone tried to learn and gave their 100 percent.
“As a captain, it’s crucial to impart knowledge and inspire youth. In this PSL, I set out to perform at the top of my game, but I believe that winning teams are made up of players who put in good performances. I personally enjoyed the competition; there were many exciting matches, and we had different wickets at each venue. I am sure fans would have liked the games too, and there is a lot of talent in Pakistan; it’s just that we need to cultivate them. He continued, “Saim Ayub is a fantastic possibility.
Looking back on the second elimination round, he believed that losing wickets in the middle of the field didn’t assist their situation, and their bowling strategies were less effective than they had been in the first game.
The ball comes out wonderfully for the first ten overs, but after that, the bowlers receive assistance, and the ball comes out less nicely and even reverses a bit. It’s important to avoid losing consecutive wickets because it can be challenging for a fresh batter to hit immediately. The bowlers from Lahore, though, deserve praise for their tactical bowling, which allowed them to contain us to 170 runs. I think we had enough total on this pitch, and the bowling was superb, but we couldn’t execute our bowling plans the same way we did yesterday and a little bit errant bowling (didn’t help our cause),” remarked Babar Azam.
Younger players like Mohammad Haris and Saim Ayub should play in a variety of settings to develop their skills, according to the 28-year-old. He underlined the value of fostering youth confidence and experience sharing.
“We initially sent Mohammad Haris to open, but against Lahore we changed our strategy and went with a left-right combination given how Shaheen has trouble with right-handers, and that is why we changed our combination a little bit. Haris responded favorably to the shuffle in the batting line-up, and this is what we are trying to instill in our players, which is to perform in different scenarios and play according to the match situation, and I think our young players have done this
The ball reverses here in Lahore after ten overs, the ground wasn’t two-paced, and there was some inconsistent bounce for the fast bowlers. It is enjoyable when a child plays aggressively with you. When batting in the middle, communication is crucial, so I make an effort to engage with them and instill confidence in them. Though pleased with the performance, it didn’t aid the team to a victory. Babar Azam stated, “I’ll reflect on the past and see what I can do better.
Lahore Qalandars, who have advanced to the PSL final three times in the past four seasons, will play Multan Sultans once more this year.