Pakistan team mentor Matthew Hayden was a happy man after witnessing a remarkable transformation of the former champions in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 Championship. Globalism 2022 World Cup in Australia. Babar Azam’s men bounced back from their crushing defeats to India And Zimbabwe are in the Super 12 round, becoming the first team to qualify for the final of the tournament on Wednesday.
On their way to meeting the top, Pakistan, who last got this far in 2009 when they lifted the cup, defeated hard-fought South Africa and then with great help from the Netherlands who shocked Proteas, progressing to the fourth round where they took New Zealand. Then he did well in all respects to beat last year’s runner-up in Sydney.
They now await their final opponent which will be decided on Thursday when the second semi-final match between India and former champions England takes place at the Adelaide Oval Stadium.
“I would like to play India in the final just because of the big spectacle,” Hayden replied when asked to pick Pakistan’s opponents for the title match.
Pakistan first restricted New Zealand to 152/4 thanks to the strong showing from its fast attack. Next, the duo of Babar and Muhammad Radwan hit half a century and Khayyat a century stand to lay the foundation for winning by seven wickets.
“Tonight was very special. The fast bowling attack I saw did an incredible job. I don’t think we’ve seen our best yet, which is probably the scariest part for whoever faces us (in the final),” Hayden said.
Hayden is expected to be a “more honest surface” for the final in Melbourne cricket The ground was pumped especially for Mohamed Haris who added a new dimension to the fighting squad.
“It could be a healthier surface and a better batting track in Melbourne. The sky’s the limit. You can’t beat the class. Both guys (Babar, Rizwan) have done it for several years. (Muhammad) a goalkeeper who smashed every throw in the net.
“The bowlers had to adapt to (Sydney) court and slow ball and they did a very good job. Guard Rove is bowling 150s. If Pakistan comes up in their day, they can’t be stopped. Shaddad is a great fighter. In order to win any championship you have to fight.” .