Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden, who intently collaborated with Babar Azam throughout his tenure as part of Pakistan‘s teaching workers for 2 T20 World Cup campaigns, shared his insights on Babar’s choice to step down as captain throughout all codecs. Hayden, who served as Pakistan’s batting marketing consultant and staff mentor within the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups, respectively, mirrored on Babar’s management and efficiency as a batter.
Pakistan’s post-World Cup turmoil
Following Pakistan’s dismal efficiency within the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the Males in Inexperienced discover themselves in a state of disarray, marked by important departures from key positions. The aftermath of the World Cup has witnessed a sequence of exits, highlighting the challenges confronted by the staff.
The previous South African quick bowler Morne Morkel left his place because the staff’s bowling coach. The most recent blow got here with Babar’s announcement of stepping down from captaincy duties in all codecs
Matthew Hayden displays on Babar Azam’s captaincy choice
Hayden acknowledged Babar’s twin function as captain and key batter for Pakistan. He highlighted Babar’s management traits, expressing confidence in his capacity to guide Pakistan cricket ahead. Hayden additional credited Babar for his contributions each as a captain and a top-order batter.
“Whoever was doing the numbers was clearly not taking a look at them when it got here to Babar’s performances as non-captain and captain. As a result of he had higher numbers as a captain. We’re speaking about a median of fifty and extra. So he was a pure chief. I feel they’ve potentially shot the gun somewhat bit early by way of his management capabilities. I’d have preferred to see him get somewhat extra time,” Hayden was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
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Management traits and challenges
In discussing Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the World Cup semifinals, Hayden emphasised that the staff’s challenges prolonged past management issues. He identified damage woes and the lack of type amongst essential gamers as elements influencing the staff’s general efficiency. In accordance with the 52-year-old, the staff confronted multifaceted challenges that impacted their marketing campaign.
“Firstly, they didn’t have Naseem (Shah). I imagine that they had some issues over their world-class left-arm pacer. We watched Shaheen intently through the Asia Cup and he appeared a bit underdone. Fakhar Zaman didn’t actually arrive within the match after which when he did, it was most likely a bit too late for Pakistan. Nawaz and Shadab have been discovering it very troublesome to retain their spot in 2023, which they didn’t within the World Cup. So there have been quite a lot of challenges within the setup itself,” the Queensland-born cricketer concluded.