Leadership Will Be The Key For Pakistan – Mathew Hayden

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India and Pakistan are all set to play the first T20I match of their group on 24th October 2021. And fans all over the globe are gearing up to witness the most awaited match of the mega event. Recently we’ve seen the forms of both the team in the warm-up games and both look in good touch.

Recently, Mathew Hayden was appointed as the batting coach of the Pakistan national team. He has stated that the margin of error will be very slight and in the big matches leadership will be the main key to success. He has given the example of exemplary leadership by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Eoin Morgan on how they carry their team and the tactics behind it where their Individual performance are not only what makes them special.

Mathew Hayden About Pakistan Team

“Their individual performances were not as good as they have previously done as per their statistical records but the way they led their troops and conducted themselves played an important part in their teams reaching the IPL final in UAE conditions,” Hayden said in a media interaction.

He has also added – “I feel leadership will be key in the coming match as conditions in UAE leave very little margin for error and there are dogfight conditions out there.”

Hayden said that Babar Azam who is the best batsman of the Pakistan squad recently needs to step up as an excellent captain as well as premium batter. “There will be additional pressure on him as captain and batsman because he will be targeted and everyone will be wanting to like they say, put him in their pocket. Babar has command and presence and he needs to fulfill that role in a batting sense and captain.” Hayden added.

Mathew Hayden later added how KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant can be a nightmare for Pakistan’s bowling lineup. “More or less I have watched KL Rahul grow and he is a major threat to Pakistan. I have watched him grow up as a boy. I have seen his struggles and his dominance in shorter formats.

“I have seen someone like Rishab Pant, his brash nature and beautiful vision for the game, how he has destroyed bowling attacks because he has got the opportunity because he sees it that way.” He concluded.

After a long wait, we will finally watch a match of the tournament on Sunday where India will look to start the tournament in a winning way.

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