Pakistan’s victory in T20 World Cup ‘extremely’ depending on Babar Azam: Ricky Ponting

Australia’s two-time ODI World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting (L) and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. — AFP/File

DUBAI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will likely be key to success for Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2022, Australia’s two-time ODI World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting stated Tuesday.

Ponting, whereas talking to the ICC Assessment, stated: “Pakistan’s victory within the mega occasion will rely upon how Babar performs.”

“If Babar doesn’t have a fantastic event, I don’t assume they will win,” Ponting acknowledged.

“I noticed him up shut and private a few years in the past out right here in a Check sequence towards Australia and I stated it then, I believed the sky was the restrict for this man so far as Check match batting (was involved) and, if something, he’s most likely acquired higher and higher within the final couple of years.

The previous Australian captain highlighted that their openers are essential and their new-ball bowlers are essential, however that function of the spin bowler in Australia may be somewhat bit tougher with wickets that most likely gained’t give them help.

However, Ponting known as defending champions Australia and India favourites to win the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“I believe India and Australia would be the two taking part in within the closing and I’ll simply must say that Australia will beat them within the closing,” Ponting declared.

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