Babar Azam Tweets Ahead of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI, 'Playing For Team as Vice-Captain Will be One of His Biggest Days'
Pakistan Cricket team star batsman Babar Azam has been named the vice-captain for the upcoming three matches bilateral ODI series in Pakistan. The live-action of 1st game will be held on 27th September, 2019. All three ODI games will be played at National Stadium, Karachi. Pakistan will still have Sarfaraz Ahmed as their ODI team captain. Ahead of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI, the right-handed batsman Babar Azam posted on Twitter that Friday, Sept 27 will be one of his biggest days and he will want the crowd to make this day memorable for him. Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka, Cricket Score 1st ODI Match.
The 24 years old Babar Azam made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe on 31st May, 2015. He has played 72 ODIs for Pakistan where he has made 3213 runs with an average of 53.5, which includes ten centuries and fifteen 50s. People from cricketing fraternity compare his batting style to Virat Kohli, however, Babar Azam has said on several occasion that he is no way near Indian skipper. Babar Azam performed decently in ICC CWC 2019 where he scored 474 runs from eight games with an impressive strike rate of 87.61. Meanwhile, let us see the tweet posted by Pakistan Cricket Team vice-captain. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI in Karachi: Sarfaraz Ahmed Urges Fans to Come and Be a Part of History.
Babar Azam Feels Special to be Named as Vice-Captain
Friday will be one of my biggest days when I will take the field as Pakistan vice-captain. I will want the entire country as well as the National Stadium crowd to make this a day to remember for me. #PAKvSLpic.twitter.com/YbhfvHIIga
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 25, 2019
Pakistan will be playing against depleted Sri Lankan squad as players like Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne have refused to play due to security concern. Sri Lanka ODI team will be led by Lahiru Thirimanne and they will play the three matches T20I series under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka. The T20I series will begin from Oct 5, 2019, after the ODI series gets over.