Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said his batting problems against Sri Lanka spinner Prabhath Jayasuriya in the current two-match test series, between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. He suffered a bad performance with the bat, Babar scoring only 76 runs in three innings at an average of 25.30. He was dismissed by an amazing spinner on all three times. Pakistan captain Babar Azam has made 172 runs with an average of 28.7 against the Sri Lankan left-arm spinner. Jayasuriya has dismissed him six times since they faced each other for the first time in 2022.
Babar Azam said at a press conference after the series;
“If he bowls 50 overs in the entire match, then I am bound to make a mistake at some point. He is one of Sri Lanka’s best bowlers. I have indeed been dismissed by him quite a lot of times and I have worked on it as well. I also scored runs in the last innings.”
Babar Azam further admitted that barring him, other Pakistani batsmen showed very good intentions against Jayasuriya. He said:
“I am only one who got out to him. But our batters played him really well and dominated him. We have won as a team. If I am struggling, then others have stepped up, which is a positive sign for me as a captain.”
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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 222 runs in the second test to secure a 2-0 victory. Pakistan skipper-led side made a positive start to the new World Test Championship. Pakistan opener batsman Abdullah Shafiq scored his first double-century, he made 210 runs and gave Pakistan a big 410-run lead in the first innings. The tourists bundled out Dimuth Karunaratne and his team for 188. Noman Ali takes 7/70 wickets.
Pakistan does not have any mutual series across all formats before the Asia Cup 2023, which they will host jointly with Sri Lanka.