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“How to Dismiss Babar Azam”, Former New Zealand All-rounder Explains

How to Dismiss Babar Azam: Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris praises Babar Azam and called Babar “the number one man going around”. Further, Styris claims that a “special delivery” will be needed to dismiss the Pakistan skipper.

How to Dismiss Babar Azam

The speculations of the India vs Pakistan match got hyped ahead of the Asia Cup 2022 tournament. Right after India’s 10-wicket defeat against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2021, both teams will lock their horns to play their next match in the Asia Cup 2022 tournament.

The rivalry gets its heat whenever Indian star performer Virat Kohli who struggles to find his form back gets compared with Babar Azam who plays in his prime time. Though many cricket experts claim that it will be unfair to compare Babar and Virat at this time the topic never hits its bottom.

After his ODI debut in 2016, the 27-year-old Pakistan batter has played 92 matches, scoring 4664 runs and 17 centuries. Babar also has great numbers in Tests and T20Is, scoring 3122 and 2686 runs respectively.

Scott Styris
Scott Styris

Ahead of these heated topics, Scott Styris explains “How to dismiss Babar Azam”. In a recent sports news show, Styris says “I’m not so sure. I think what you would say is if India could win, any team could say I’ll give you 16 Babar Azam’s and then you’re out. They would take it every day of the week. He is that good.

He is the number one man going around. Look there’s usually what you look to do is to give him a single and get him off strike and bowl the guy at the other end. And I think that’s not something new.

That’s been around for a decade or two, or three decades. So that sort of strategy to Babar Azam, I think he’s used to it, and I’m not sure that will work,” said Styris on Sports18’s daily sports news show ‘Sports Over The Top’.

“I think you’ve almost got to be brave. Be a little bit risky and try that magic delivery that you might be a little afraid to bowl, because if you get it wrong, it can go out of the park because it’s going to take a special delivery to get somebody like him out in the form that he’s in.

He’s that good player at the moment and that’s perhaps the strategy. As it is, I think I’d probably need a few more hours of studying film to work out any genuine weaknesses that he has, but as it is just you’ve got to be aggressive and go after it,” he added.

Pakistan will play their first match of the tournament against India on August 28. Babar Azam will lead the side while Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side. Both teams suffer a huge blow after Pakistan’s spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi was ruled out of Asia Cup 2022 owing to an injury.

Considering the Indian cricket team, their head coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID19 and is doubtful for the Asia Cup 2022 tournament.

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