National T20 Cup: What Captains Have To Say Before The Lahore-leg

0
National T20 Cup
Image Source: www.thenews.com.pk
Lahore-leg of National T20 Cup is all set to begin today and so, here is a look at what the captains have to say.

Read: #T20WCSquad: Why PCB Should Drop 5 Players Including Shadab Khan

National T20 Cup: A Look At The Points Table

National T20 Cup
Image Source: dailytimes.com.pk

Sindh i.e. being led by Sarfaraz Ahmed alongside Mohammad Rizwan-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Babar Azam-led Central Punjab and Shadab Khan-led Northern are locked at eight points each after all four teams have managed to win four matches out of the six that they have played so far. Balochistan i.e. being captained by Imam-ul-Haq on the other hand has four points from six games while Aamer Yamin’s Southern Punjab is yet to register a win after a similar number of games.

Read: Ramiz Raja Doesn’t Want Pakistan To Rely Too Much On The ICC Funding

What Captains have To Say

So, here is what captains from all six teams had to say before the start of the Lahore-leg of the National T20 Cup.

Aamir Yamin, National T20 Cup
Image Source: HD SPORTS NEWS
Aamer Yamin: “After the disappointment of the Rawalpindi-leg we enter the Lahore-leg knowing that we have nothing to lose anymore. At the same time, we remember well how we turned it all around last year after an equally poor start.”
Babar Azam As Pakistan’s Vice-Captain, Pakistan’s First T20 Against Bangladesh, Pakistan’s First T20 Against Bangladesh, COVID-19 PSL 5, Babar Azam COVID 19 Protocols New Zealand, #PAKVSA ODI Series, National T20 Cup
Image Source: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Babar Azam: “This National T20 has been one of the most exciting T20 competitions I have ever been part of and I have no doubts that the quality and competitiveness of the tournament will get even better when we move to Lahore with all sides vying for semi-final berths. Central Punjab have not been able to make their fans happy in the last two editions, but we are eager to lift the trophy at our home ground this time.”
#Rizwan, Mohd. Rizwan and Hasan Ali, Rizwan Multan Sultans Captain, #ZIMVPAK
Image Source: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images/ESPNcricinfo
Mohammad Rizwan: “We have one simple game plan, which is to play cricket according to contemporary standards. It worked for us in the last season and playing attacking, positive and modern-day cricket will help us in retaining our title and entertaining the fans in Lahore. We have achieved some good results in Rawalpindi, but the job is half done and our team understands that. We need to remain focused in Lahore, because all teams will be using the change of venue as an opportunity to regather and fill in the loopholes.”
Imam-ul-Haq A Parchi, Pakistan’s Third T20 Against Australia, First Day Of Brisbane Test, Pakistan's First ODI Against Zimbabwe, Pakistan's 1st ODI South Africa, Sharjeel Khan and Fakhar Zaman

Image Source: Geo.tv

Imam-ul-Haq: “We may not have achieved the desired results in Rawalpindi, but we are optimistic about our chances in Lahore. Over the last few days, we have identified gaps in our game plan and we will be looking to fill them when we take the field on Wednesday.”

Read: Aaqib Javed And Moin Khan All Set To Takeover Key Positions

Unpredictable Pakistan Topple England, PCB decides To Sack Sarfraz Ahmed, Removing Sarfraz Ahmed From Captaincy, Pakistan’s First ODI Against Sri Lanka, ODI Series Between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Pakistan Sri Lanka, Punjab XI, Sarfaraz Ahmed Abid Ali Haris Rauf, PSL 5, Misbah-ul-Haq Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed Fawad Alam And Mohd. Amir, 10 Pakistani Cricketers COVID 19, Sarfaraz Ahmed's international, 18 Member Squad For the New Zealand T20s, PAKVSA Sarfaraz Ahmed, #PAKVSA Misbah-ul-Haq, #PAKVSA ODI Series, Shadab Khan Haris Rauf #T20WC, National T20 Cup
Image Source: David Rogers/Getty Images
Sarfaraz Ahmed: “The Rawalpindi-leg brought us good results and have put us in a good position for a place in the semi-finals. We cannot afford to be complacent as we still have a long way to go. The pitches in Lahore should provide more scoring opportunities to the batters and need to ensure that we make full use of the conditions. While our top-order has been delivering for us as Sharjeel and Khurram are both contributing, we need a bit more from our middle and lower order.”
Shadab Khan South Africa Zimbabwe, Azam Khan #PAKvENG T20
Image Source: GETTY IMAGES
Shadab Khan: “The Rawalpindi-leg was hard fought as all six teams produced some good cricket. We have gathered eight points and are eyeing a semi-final spot now. We play fearless brand of cricket and it has worked well for us not only this year but in the last two editions too.”