Babar to shoulder backup wicketkeeper responsibility during World Cup

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  1. Del
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    In case Sarfaraz has to miss out on any match in the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2019 World Cup, prolific batsman Babar Azam is likely to don the wicketkeeping gloves for the Men in Green.

    According to sources, Azam is a capable wicketkeeper as all three of his cousins, namely Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal and Adnan Akmal are wicketkeeper-batsmen.

    Azam had previously kept in most matches, during the early stages of his domestic career, before turning his attention entirely to being a batsman.

    Another report suggests that wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan is being sent to England in case of an emergency.

    It should be noted that earlier Sarfaraz had stated that opener Abid Ali will be used as backup wicketkeeper, but he was sent home after the England one-day internationals (ODI’s).

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  2. Del
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    I never knew that he can keep :eek:.
     
  3. Mohsin
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    Oh yeah because the bar is pretty high there isn't it...
     
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    Adnan is a very good keeper. Umar isn't too shabby for an emergency step in. If Sarfraz were to miss a game and Babar kept as well as Umar the I'd call that pretty good.
     
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    More on this point, they are keeping Rizwan in England, so if situation arrives and God forbid Sarfraz gets injured then he will join the team. However, for a game or two Bobby darling can offer his services, even if Sarfu has to leave the field during a game.
     
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    If that does happen, who would captain the side? Malik?

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    Never knew he was a backup keeper.
     
  8. Del
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    Either Malik or Hafeez, I believe.
     
  9. Mohammed Bilal
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    Or you could just do what normal people would do and select Rizwan or is that too complicated?? ICC allows replacement for injury.
     
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    Chaachoo, the point is if Sarfraz gets injured mid game. Obviously they'd call in Rizwan for the next game.
     
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    But if it's just a 1 game injury or so, you don't want to make a permanent squad change.
     
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    Sensible to have a backup ready. Need to be ready for all situations.
     
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    That would be a permanent replacement.
     

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