Great that many players stood up, won matches for country: Babar Azam ahead of Asia Cup final | Cricket News

DUBAI: Before the final of Asian Cup 2022 against Sri Lanka, Pakistani captain Babar Azam said it was great for the team that throughout the tournament many players stood up and won games for the country.
Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the Asian Cup final in Dubai on Sunday.
“When building a team, it’s great for us that different players have stood up when it counts and helped the team win games. As a captain, that’s important to me, and that helps pave the way for the team’s future success as a well,” Azam told the media ahead of the game.
“Looking back on this tournament, we had great matches and tough competitions. We saw great performances and different players shone and won player of the match awards,” he added.
Azam said that as a team their goal was to perform well and win the tournament.
“As a captain leading a team to a final, it’s exciting. We are just one step away from our goal of winning the trophy. Every captain and every team dreams of winning the trophy. As a team, our goal is to perform well and win the tournament,” he said.
Pakistan had a strong Asian Cup 2022 ahead of the final.
They started the campaign with a five-wicket loss to their Indian rivals in the group stage. However, they bounced back strongly in the following match against Hong Kong, knocking the team out for just 38 points to earn a 155-point victory.
With this victory, they qualified for the Super Four stage.
Pakistan began their Super Four phase with a five-wicket win over India. Then they scored a one-stop victory over Afghanistan in a final thriller. They lost their last Super Four game to Sri Lanka by five wickets.
They finished the Super Four stage in second place in the points table with two wins from three matches.
Their star striker-wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan is their top scorer. He scored 226 points in five games at an average of 56.50. Two half centuries came off his bat, with the best score of 78*.
Spinner Mohammad Nawaz is the leading wicket taker for Pakistan, having taken eight wickets at an average of 13.37 and a save rate of 6.05.

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