India vs Pakistan: It is going to take a special delivery to get Babar Azam out in 2022 Asia Cup, says Scott Styris
India vs Pakistan: Given Babar Azam‘s incredible batting display, former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris said on Tuesday that it will take a special delivery to get rid of Pakistan’s captain in the Asia Cup 2022.
Styris stated since the batter is aware of the ploy, the strategy of getting Babar from the crease could not be successful. He praised the prominent Pakistani hitter, referring to him as the current best player in international cricket.
“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 Sports 18 show ‘Sports Over The Top’.
“I think you’ve almost got to be brave. Be a little bit risky and also 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 added.
Since passing former India captain Virat Kohli in April of last year. Babar has held the top spot among ODI batters.
The most recent update increased his lead over the competition to 91 points.
Imam-ul-Haq, the captain of Pakistan, is his closest rival with 800 rating points. After the opener scored just two runs against the Netherlands. Therefore, the Pakistan captain has a total of 891 rating points.
“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,” said Styris.
On August 28 in Dubai, The Men in Green’s Asia Cup campaign will get underway with a clash against India.