Hayden was addressing a digital press convention, a day forward of the T20 World semi-final between Pakistan and Australia.
The previous Australian opener heaped reward on Shaheen Afridi’s bowling prowess, saying that the supply that bamboozled Indian batsman KL Rahul was spectacular.
He expressed issues over the quick bowler enjoying each single sport for Pakistan throughout all three codecs, saying that it is going to be a problem for Shaheen Afridi to take action.
He spoke in regards to the present progress by the Pakistan cricket workforce within the T20 World Cup, saying that he was fairly pleased with the nationwide squad. Hayden mentioned although he had spent much less period of time with Pakistani cricketers, he had learnt that they have been all actually spectacular cricketers.
“The Pakistan cricket workforce can play good cricket in opposition to any workforce on the planet,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, Hayden warned that Australia weren’t a straightforward opponent, including that the Kangaroos had a stellar file relating to enjoying in world cups.
Hayden mentioned he had performed for the Australian cricket workforce for 20 years therefore he is aware of the workforce very properly.
The previous Australian cricketer praised left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman, saying that his function in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad was an essential one.
“I do know him fairly properly, I do know that he was within the navy and that he is aware of find out how to battle,” mentioned Hayden of Fakhar Zaman. He mentioned as a fielder, Fakhar Zaman saves a whole lot of runs.
He mentioned Australian legend Dean Jones was additionally fairly keen on Pakistani cricketers, and used to confer with the Males in Inexperienced as “his boys”.
Hayden lavished reward on Pakistani skipper Babar Azam, saying that he has been scoring runs constantly. Hayden in contrast Azam to Kohli, saying that not like the latter, the previous doesn’t exhibit aggression on a regular basis.
He praised the Pakistani captain’s batting expertise, saying that Babar Azam additionally has an excellent temperament.
Hayden mentioned Islam had additionally performed an instrumental function in unifying the cricket workforce.