Pakistan’s captain and prime ranked ODI batsman Babar Azam hoped his staff would make a comeback within the second ODI towards hosts England at Lord’s.
The hosts, led by substitute skipper Ben Stokes with 5 debutants, beat Pakistan by 9 wickets of their one-day worldwide, the beginning of the collection in Cardiff.
“To be sincere, we had been a bit unfastened with the racket and so we did not get a big sum,” stated Babar Azam after the sport.
“I do not suppose we bought the phrases flawed, however we thank their bowlers. The momentum they bought and the truth that we could not get into a giant partnership is why we did not get a giant deal. “
The Pakistan tour consists of three ODI matches and three Twenty20 (T20) matches.
Two days earlier than the beginning of the ODI, a lot of the English staff was quarantined and a provisional squad was arrange. When Babar was requested if his facet was considering of breaking off the journey, he stated, “No, we did not consider that, it by no means crossed our minds.”
“The PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) and the ECB have assured us that they may deal with the protection and well being of all senior officers. That was disappointing information, in fact. We have to perceive that these are unprecedented occasions of Covid-19. We think about cricket and the primary sport. “
Chatting with the media in Cardiff, the place Pakistan nonetheless had 9 gamers to play towards the hosts with out ODI gamers, Babar stated his facet didn’t underestimate the hosts’ overhauled squad.
“We can’t take a participant calmly who performs for England,” stated Azam.
“They might be new gamers, however they play for England. I do know a few of them who’ve performed on the T20 Blast, and people we do not know we researched their performances. “
The groups will now transfer to Lord’s for the second ODI battle on Saturday. Businesses