Former cricketer Mudassar Nazar believes England is the final frontier for Pakistan’s top-order batsman Babar Azam, who has dominated bowlers all over the world in the past two years and has four Test tons in his last five matches.
Pakistan is scheduled to take on England in three Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), which will be played from August 5 to September 1.
While speaking to Cricket Pakistan in an exclusive interview, the former cricketer backed Azam to prove his mettle in the upcoming Test series against England.
“England is the final test for Babar Azam. Although he has toured England before, he hasn’t been tested properly yet. If he scores here, then no one will be able to catch him. The way he is dominating bowlers these days, if he does the same in England then no one will be able to catch him,” said Nazar.
“Babar had a weak point that he used to drive the ball wide outside off-stump, which is a natural weakness in batsmen who grow up playing on Pakistani pitches. But in recent times, he has started playing late and has a great grip on the bat. In South Africa as well, Babar dominated Dale Steyn, who is famous for his outswing. I think he will perform well in England as his confidence is very high right now,” he added.