Khawaja Believes Babar Azam Could Lead Pakistan in the Future

Usman Khawaja Shares Thoughts on Babar Azam Captain Role


Australian Test batter Usman Khawaja shares his thoughts on Babar Azam Captain role in the Pakistan Team and Pakistan’s future after a disappointing performance in ICC T20 World Cup 2024.


Pakistan Cricket Team failed to qualify for the Super 8 stages of the ICC World Cup 2024 and Babar Azam Captain of the Pakistan Team faced huge criticism from fans and Former Players.

Khawaja, nevertheless, supported Azam—the white-ball cricket captain—to take charge of the Pakistani team if he felt comfortable doing so.

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“It’s Babar Azam’s decision to captain, if he can, he should,” Khawaja said at an event in Melbourne on Monday.

Although Khawaja acknowledged that Pakistan has a wealth of potential, he also noted that the Men in Green are suffering from a lack of stability.

“Pakistan cricket team has a lot of talent. Expectations are high in Pakistan, the game is tough and only one team can win,” he said.

“When I look from the outside, changes are constant in Pakistan cricket. The selection committee, staff, and players keep changing. Such a situation is difficult because stability is very important. When there is no stability, it is difficult for players to perform. Pakistan cricket team never sees stability,” he added.

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It should be noted that, despite having the games within their grasp, Pakistan fell to the USA and India in their opening two tournament matches.

The Green Shirts’ hopes of advancing to the Super 8 decreased after their consecutive losses, and they were now dependent on the USA’s defeat of Ireland.

Pakistan’s World Cup journey came to an end when the USA and Ireland game was canceled due to rain in Florida, awarding both sides a point.

The two-match Test series that Pakistan will play at home against Bangladesh in August is their next task.

Pakistan’s schedule for 2024

August: Two-match Test series against Bangladesh at home as part of World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25

October: Three-match Test series against England at home as part of World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25

November 4-18: Travel to Australia to play three ODIs and three T20s

November 20 – December 5: Travel to Zimbabwe to play three ODIs and three T20s

December 10 – January 03, 2025: Travel to South Africa to play Three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests


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