Babar and Bismah review 2022 in 42nd edition of PCB Podcast

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Pakistan captains Babar Azam and Bismah Maroof have reviewed 2022 in a special edition of the PCB Podcast, which is now available here for viewing and free downloading for editorial purposes.

2022 was an incredibly busy year for the national men’s and women’s cricketers in the international arena. The men’s side played a total of 44 interna-tional matches (nine Tests, nine ODIs and 26 T20Is) and reached the finals of the ACC Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup besides hosting Austra-lia, West Indies, England and New Zealand, while the women’s side featured in 32 internationals (13 ODIs and 19 T20Is) and participated in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup, besides hosting Sri Lanka and Ireland.

Babar Azam, who appeared in all 44 interna-tionals and finished as the most successful batter in the world with 2,598 runs, reflecting on the year said: “Our performances in white-ball cricket upstaged our achievements in red-ball cricket. We reached the finals in the UAE and Australia, and though we didn’t perform the way we had expected in red-ball cricket, three sides ranked above Pakistan played in Pakistan that provided us a huge learning opportunity and also entertained our fans.—APP