LAHORE (26th Oct, 2019): Pakistan Twenty20 International (T20I) team, led by newly-installed skipper Babar Azam, departed for Australia from Lahore.
The Green Shirts will lock horns with the Kangaroos in three T20Is in Sydney on 3rd November, Canberra on 5th November and Perth on 8th November.
Babar Azam, who replaced Sarfraz Ahmed, admitted on Friday that his team will face a stern test during the Tour Down under, but vowed his players will go for victory.
Pakistan team before departing Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore for their tour of Australia pic.twitter.com/hW9Nt24qk2
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 26, 2019
“Every tour is tough and Australia is always a challenging place because of the extra bounce, but we will go for wins as we always do,” said Babar Azam who has become Pakistan’s youngest T20I captain at 25.
Mr Consistent Babar Azam, the number one batsman in Twenty20 rankings, said he feels honored to have the opportunity to lead his country, 12 years after he entered a stadium as a ball picker. “I am proud that now I am the skipper,” he said.
The T20I series will be followed by two Tests in Brisbane (November 21-25) and Adelaide (November 29-December 03).
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