ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam, Kieron Pollard and Eoin Morgan react over schedule


Babar
Azam,
Pakistan
Captain

Pakistan
captain
Babar
Azam
is
looking
forward
to
opening
their
campaign
and
said
his
side
will
feel
at
home
in
UAE
conditions
having
played
there
on
a
consistent
basis.

“For
Pakistan,
the
ICC
Men’s
T20
World
Cup
2021
is
like
a
home
event
as
the
UAE
has
been
our
venue
for
more
than
a
decade.
We
have
not
only
nurtured
our
talent
and
developed
our
side
in
the
UAE
but
have
also
beaten
the
top
sides
in
these
conditions
to
peak
to
number-one
in
the
ICC
T20I
Team
Rankings,”
he
said.

“All
the
players
are
excited,
motivated,
and
enthusiastic,
and
view
this
tournament
as
an
opportunity
to
showcase
our
prowess
and
re-establish
our
superiority
in
the
shortest
format
of
the
game
in
conditions
that
suit
us
best.”

Kieron Pollard, WI captain

Kieron
Pollard,
WI
captain

West
Indies
captain
Kieron
Pollard
is
eager
to
defend
their
2016
title,
which
they
won
by
beating
England
in
a
pulsating
final
at
the
Eden
Gardens
with
Carlos
Brathwaite
blasting
four
consecutive
sixes
in
the
last
over
to
turn
the
tables.

“We
have
a
particularly
interesting
Super
12
group,
which
sees
us
come
up
against
Australia,
England
and
South
Africa.
We
can’t
wait
to
get
started!
West
Indian
cricketers
have
always
played
an
exciting
brand
of
cricket
and
I
am
sure
our
fans
in
the
Caribbean
and
all
over
the
world
are
highly
anticipating
seeing
us
in
action,”
he
said.

Eoin Morgan, England Captain

Eoin
Morgan,
England
Captain

England
captain
Eoin
Morgan
expects
the
T20
World
Cup
to
be
a
closely
contested
event.

“The
standard
of
T20
cricket
around
the
world
is
improving
exponentially
and
every
nation
has
a
chance
of
becoming
World
Champions.
It
should
be
one
of
the
closest
and
most
competitive
world
tournaments
to
date
and
we
can’t
wait
to
get
started.”



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