Don’t think Pakistan can win T20 World Cup, if Babar Azam doesn’t score runs: Ricky Ponting | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes Pakistan cannot win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup later this year if their captain Babar Azam doesn’t have a big tournament with the bat.
Pakistan’s Waqar Younis recently said his former side had an excellent chance of winning a second T20 World Cup title in Australia, but Ponting isn’t so sure.
While the two-time World Cup-winning captain acknowledges the class of star pacer Shaheen Afridi and the cunning of Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the list, he said their batting line-up is too dependent on the captain and the No. 1 babar.
“If Babar doesn’t have a big tournament, I don’t think they can win,” Ponting said in the latest episode of The ICC Review.
“I saw him up close and personal a few years ago here in a Test series against Australia and said it then, I thought the sky was the limit for this guy as far as the stick is concerned. test match (was concerned) and, if anything, he’s probably gotten better and better over the last couple of years.
Their openers are very important and their new-ball bowlers are very important, but that spin bowler role in Australia might be a bit more difficult with wickets that probably won’t help them,” he added. .
This is notably the former Australian team of Ponting, who eliminated Pakistan at the last edition of the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates after beating them in the semi-finals.

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