Karachi: Babar Azam has been given the responsibility of captaining Pakistan for all formats and on Friday said that there is no factionalism in his team and he would like to become an independent leader with the help of senior players. The Pakistani team will leave for New Zealand on 23 November which includes 35 players and 15 officials.
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The senior team will play 3 T20 Internationals and 2 Test matches in New Zealand while Pakistani-A team will play 4 ODIs 2 matches and 4 or 5 T20 matches. Talking to the media in Lahore, Babur dismissed the question that there was any opposition among the players about making him captain.
Babar said, ‘This is a young team and there is no factionalism or opposition in our dressing room. The team is united. Each player honors and supports the other players and is proud of their performance. Nobody in our team makes fun of anyone.
Babar also insisted that he did not feel any pressure from additional responsibility. He said, ‘I have always played with pressure. When I came with the Pakistani team, I was under pressure to perform. We face challenges every day. Now there is a new challenge and responsibility and I will try to use the experience of white ball cricket.