In 2019, I worked on my mistakes, I understood the nuances of Test cricket: Babar Azam

KARACHI: Pakistan's best hitter and T20 captain Babar Azam He says he spent a good part of 2019 correcting the mistakes he made Cricket test and now he has a better understanding of the nuances of the format.

Azam said he wasn't quite living up to his own expectations in Cricket test for the last two years.

This year, I worked to improve the mistakes I made in the format and I was able to overcome some of them, which helped me make some careers. The more you play, the longer the format, the more you understand the nuances of the game and find your way, said Azam.

In six tests, Babar scored 616 runs at 68.44 at a hugely impressive strike rate of 72.30 last year with the help of three centuries and three half centuries, while in 20 ODI, he totaled 1,092 runs at 60.66. His attack rate was 93.30 and the race count included three centuries and six half centuries.

In 10 T20Is, Babar contributed 374 runs to 41.55 with an attack rate of 136.99. Babar earned a total of four half centuries at T20I in 2019.

Babar said that scoring well and getting careers in South Africa gave him immense confidence.

My tickets in South Africa against Dale Steyn gave me great pleasure and confidence to be able to enter the test area. I also learned how to turn 60s and 70s into 100s, and then my century in Australia gave me confidence that I can do great careers in the format, he said Tuesday in a year-end statement.

Babar said that when a batter runs in places like South Africa, Australia and New Zealand against formidable bowling attacks, he becomes confident and confident.

I rate the century against Australia as my best entry of the year in test format, he said.

Babar was Pakistan's most prolific batsman in all three formats in the year and finally came of age in Cricket test as well.

Babar is the only Pakistani cricketer in the ICC Player Ranking to be among the first six in the three formats: No.6 in Tests, No.3 in ODIs and No.1 in T20Is.

I used to score races before, but sometimes I couldn't give winning performances of matches. I tried to improve in that aspect I learned to hit and win games under pressure, which was a great learning curve for me, he said. .

He also talked about the ICC World Cup, his first as a player. Babar obtained a record in Pakistan of 474 races in the tournament with 67.71.

It was a great occasion and I really enjoyed the event. When I was a child, I used to follow the World Cups on television. When I was selected for the big event, I set out to do something big and different. said.

Being the best hitter on my team was always a goal for me. The World Cup gave me the opportunity to be recognized at the highest level, which gave me real satisfaction.

My tickets against New Zealand (101 not outside, 127b, 11x4) was my best in the tournament and taught me a lot about how to hit and rescue the team in a pressure situation.