The Pakistan team excelled in the win against Zimbabwe. All the players were at an excellent level and the difference in quality between these two teams was visible. Everyone in the team was satisfied with the game, and on that occasion, the skipper of the team Babar Azam came forward, who believes that his team can continue at such a good pace "We won the first Test convincingly in three days, so we are most likely to go ahead with the winning combination (for the second Test),'' said Babar Azam addressing the media, as quoted by cricbuzz As it has already been said, most of the players were great and it seems that there is a great atmosphere in the Pakistan team.
Particularly good were: Fawad Alam, Shaheen Afridi but the player of the match was Hasan Ali who had a couple of phenomenal moves and his self-confidence seems to be at the top level "Our openers set the tone (in the first Test) and the middle order took forward the momentum, especially Fawad Alam whose experience was very important for us in Tests," said Azam.
"Hasan Ali was outstanding and Shaheen Afridi bowled well, in fact, our bowlers dominated the first Test."
Their goal is to win the next game because after that they will have a series of games with the West Indies, and a victory would certainly affect their motivation.
"We will try to win the second Test as well, but we'll try to finalise the final XI after inspecting the pitch. We have a big series coming up against West Indies, so it's important to give some game time to our regular Test players."
"As a team, we want to keep winning wherever we tour." Babar Azam is ranked as the best batsman in ODIs, while he is third in T20is, but it seems that the statistics do not interest him much, but that he is most focused on his game and helping the team "I don't focus much on the rankings.
If you perform well, you'll be ranked amongst the top cricketers, but if you don't perform, you are likely to lose your place in the ICC player rankings," Babar obliged. Faheem Ashraf was criticized for playing poorly "Faheem Ashraf is one of our best all-rounders at the moment.
He has performed well against New Zealand, and his performance was good against South Africa too. You can't write him off because of one poor performance."