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Why Pakistan Captain Babar Azam Came Out To Bat Despite Being Rested?

image-lnaedk0wBabar Azam walks out to bat against Australia in the warm-up game

Pakistan are currently playing against the Australian team in their second warm-up game of the World Cup 2023. At the toss, fans were surprised to see Shadab Khan coming out to toss the coin. But he clarified that Babar Azam wanted to rest so he has been rested.

Pakistan team in their first warm-up game against New Zealand, lost despite posting a total of 345 runs. The Kiwis chased that total with six overs spare. The Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, had a good time in the middle against the Kiwis, as he scored 80 runs off 84 deliveries. 

Here's why Babar Azam came out to bat despite being rested:

And now Australia have posted a mammoth total of 351 runs. Along with Babar, Pakistan's middle-order batter, Mohammad Rizwan, is also not playing today. At the toss, Shadab Khan, who is leading the team today, said that both Babar and Rizwan were fine and wanted to rest. 

Without the pillars of Pakistan's batting line-up, it seemed a bit difficult for the men in green to chase this huge score. And Babar, who came out to bat at number three did not come until the fourth wicket fell. 

With Pakistan being four down for just 83, the Pakistan skipper had to come out to bat. Currently, Iftikhar Ahmed and Babar Azam are in the middle to calm things down. There might be a possibility that if another wicket falls, Rizwan can come out to bat as well. 

The Pakistan team are not having a great time in the 50-over format. They couldn't get going in the Asia Cup and the injury of Naseem Shah is still baothering them. With this game being their last chance to get back in rhythm before the first game of the World Cup, Pakistan will try to take it deeper, which is why captain Babar has walked in.