“There is always a calm before the storm,” Matthew Hayden backs out of form Babar Azam to do something special in T20 World Cup knockouts

Babar Azam hasn't crossed the score of 30 in even one game in the T20 World Cup 2022 so far

The former Australian opener Matthew Hayden, who is working with the Pakistan cricket team as a consultant for the ongoing T20 World Cup, has said that the team management is not bothered about the poor form of Babar Azam in the tournament so far.

Out of all the games that Babar Azam has played in T20 World Cup 2022, he has failed to cross the score of 30 even once, which is a huge surprise for everyone because Babar’s strike rate might have been a subject of debate, his consistency of run-scoring was always there.

It has been quite clear in this tournament that Babar has struggled to adapt to the Australian conditions and that has affected his run-scoring, but according to Matthew Hayden, these failures will only make Babar a better player in the long run and this tournament is not yet done for him.

While addressing the press before the semi-final against New Zealand, Hayden reminded everyone that there is always a calm before the storm and Babar’s run throughout this World Cup seems like a calm before the storm. Hayden said that he wouldn’t be surprised if everyone gets to see something special from Babar Azam in the knockouts.

Mohammad Rizwan has scored more runs than Babar Azam in T20 World Cup

Before the T20 World Cup started, Pakistan was considered a top-heavy team as far as their batting was concerned and it was actually their middle order that their fans were worried about, but surprisingly, the middle order has stood up to the plate in the tournament, while both the openers, who were expected to score runs, haven’t scored consistently.

While Mohammad Rizwan has scored more runs than Babar Azam, he has also not looked in top form and has struggled to hit the ball fluently. Hayden is, however, expecting that to change in the knockouts, particularly with Babar, as Pakistan is all set for the big game against the Kiwis tomorrow.


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