Surya, the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is, plays strokes everywhere and has harassed the bowlers across teams.
“We have plans for every player, not just Surya. We have a plan and hopefully we can execute it properly,” Babar said on the eve of the match.
There was good news for the Pakistan team Shan Masood recovered from his head injury. He was hit on the head by a Mohammed Nawaz shot during a training session.
“Shan Masood has recovered. He has cleared all the Tests. Pitch was covered for two days but we know in the back of our mind what our XI would be,” the skipper said while informing that Fakhar Zaman is still nursing an injury and will not be available for the game.
If rain leads to a shortened match, Babar and his boys are ready.
“Whatever the duration of the game, we are ready. But for the fans, it will be great if we have a full game,” Babar said.
While Shaheen Shah Afridi Babar termed Haris Rauf as the most improved bowler.
“The amount of improvement he has shown has given the bowling unit confidence. His home ground in BBL is MCG. He didn’t let us miss Shaheen the way he took responsibility,” said Babar.
Off the field whenever we met it was cordial
There may be a lot of tension between the BCCI and PCB because of the Asia Cup controversy, but Babar said the players on both sides have good relations with each other.
“We have shared a good bond with Indian players and that is what professional sportsmen do. It also helps in field relations as we all give 100 per cent to our teams.”
Babar was visibly annoyed when asked about a certain stance that Pakistan is a two-man batting team in him and Mohammed Rizwan.
“Ab main kya bolun. You will know on the day. T20 is a short format and anything can happen,” he kept it short.