DUBAI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam wants to win the ICC T20 World Cup to re-establish the team’s’superiority’ in the shortest format.
On October 24, 2021, Pakistan will face India in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, where they won the 2009 T20 World Cup.
This event is a chance to show off our skills and re-establish our dominance in the shortest format of the game in circumstances that suit us best,” stated Babar in an ICC press release.
In Group 2 of the Super 12s, the Babar Azam-led team will play New Zealand, Afghanistan, and two Round 1 qualifiers. Both games are on October 27th.
“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 schedule release takes us one step further in our preparations for this much-awaited global tournament,” Babar added.
“We will use the build-up time to play home series against New Zealand and England, not only to fine-tune our final perspective but also to win as many matches as possible,” he said.
The Pakistan captain is ‘focused’ on motivating the Green Army in the T20 World Cup.
“This will be my first ICC big tournament as Pakistan captain. Then in 2019, we lost out on a semi-final place by one point despite defeating both finalists in league matches,” added Babar.
“I am determined to inspire my team to win an ICC big tournament in Asia.”