Srinagar, November 18: Pakistan all format skipper and star batsman Babar Azam has cautioned his side from taking hosts Bangladesh lightly.
“This is their home series, you cannot take them lightly,” said Babar in a pre-series virtual press conference.
“It doesn’t mean that if their main players are not playing they will not be a strong side. I think they have seasoned players in their line-up and they play in the domestic and BPL,” Babar said.
Bangladesh, before the World Cup, had hammered Australia and New Zealand at their own backyard as the visiting sides had a tough time facing spinners.
“So in my opinion, you cannot take Bangladesh lightly in these conditions.”
When asked about the T20 World Cup next year in Australia and the strategy to win in those conditions, Babar said he will discuss his ideas with the selector and right now the focus was to win the Bangladesh series.
“Right now, we are not thinking of the next World Cup. We will discuss with the selectors and work out the plan. As of now, the focus is on the Bangladesh series, If we win every series, the quality of performance will also get higher.”
Regarding his own game as a batter and the eagerness to improve his individual performances, the Pakistan skipper said he analyses his performances after every game and doesn’t think his game is perfect.
“I don’t think that I am perfect and there is always a need for improvement,” he added. “I analyse everything and try to correct them as it will benefit me. Every match is a new challenge, the process of learning never ends.”
With inputs from PCB