Pakistan will look to play modern-day cricket in South Africa: Babar Azam

KARACHI: Pakistan will adopt a “modern day” approach in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa and look to put 300 plus totals by finishing with a flourish, captain Babar Azam said on Thursday.
Pakistan will play three ODIs and four T20Is against hosts South Africa, starting with the first one-dayer in Centurion on Friday. “We are trying to play ‘modern-day cricket’ for the upcoming event. We will try to gain the necessary points through the series against South Africa. We will start strong. If our finishers fire, we can reach a total above 300,” Babar, who leads Pakistan in all three formats, told a virtual press conference.
“The key to getting 300 plus scores is finishing with a flurry in our innings. We haven’t played a lot of ODIs since the World Cup so we are also making a fresh start with a modern day approach.”
The Pakistan skipper also talked about maintaining momentum and said his team had been working hard on improving its power hitting capability. “The players are learning. It is also about taking responsibility. Contributions from the top four are always vital. We will also have to rotate the strike. Fakhar Zaman, Imamul Haq and Mohammad Rizwan are in great form and we will see the difference,” he added.


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