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Friday Feb 21 2020

PSL 2020: Babar Azam wants players to perform to make it to national squad

Pakistan's T20i captain Babar Azam has told his colleagues that the ongoing Pakistan Super League is an open opportunity for everyone to perform & get in contention for the international cap.

Talking to media in Karachi, Babar said that anyone who performs here can be considered for selection ahead of this year's T20 World Cup in Australia.

"Anyone who performs will be in contention [for the national side]. Be it a junior or a senior player. Anyone who does good with the bat or the ball will be considered for selection in Pakistan Cricket team," said Babar, the white-ball captain of Pakistan Cricket team.

Babar added that while juniors can prove themselves for the maiden call the seniors will have the opportunity to make a comeback to the side as well. 

He also emphasized on the need to improve strike rate in international cricket.

"The modern-day cricket demands better strike rate and if you're batting at top three positions then you'll have to maintain a strike rate of somewhere around 150," he said.

Replying to a question, Babar said that the key to his success with the bat is his focus and concentration which keeps him going.

"I've realized that if you're focused on your goal then you'll achieve what you want and that's why I am focused on my game," said the flamboyant batsman.