Babar Azam (Cricketer)

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A right-hand, top-order batsman known for his discipline and level-headed attitude, Babar Azam laid claim to a long-term spot in Pakistan's batting line-up with a strong performance in 2016, making three consecutive ODI hundreds against West Indies in the UAE, and a 90 in his third Test, in Hamilton. He was 22 years old at the time.

Title Description
Personal
Name: Babar Azam
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricketer
Born
Date: 15 October 1994
Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Family
Relatives: Adnan Akmal (cousin), Kamran Akmal (cousin), Umar Akmal (cousin)
Career
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: Batsman
Bowling Style: Right-arm off break
Batting Style: Right-handed
Matches: 18 in ODIs, 4 in T20s
Wickets : - in ODIs, - in T20s
Bowling Average: - in ODIs, - in T20s
Batting Average: 52.11 in ODIs, 116.00 in T20s
10 wickets in Match: n/a in ODIs, n/a in T20s
Best Bowling: - in ODIs, - in T20s
Catches/Stumpings: 6/- in ODIs, 1/- in T20s
Balls Bowled: - in ODIs, - in T20s
Runs Scored: 886 in ODIs, 116 in T20s
Test Debut: 13 October 2016 v West Indies
Test Last: 17 November 2016 v New Zealand
ODI Debut: 31 May 2015 v Zimbabwe
ODI Last: 05 October 2016 v West Indies
ODI Shirt Number: 56
T20 Debut : 7 September 2016 v England
T20 Last: 27 September 2016 v West Indies
100s / 50s: 3/5 in ODIs, 0/2 in T20s
Top Score: 123 in ODIs, 55* in T20s
Domestic team: Zarai Taraqiati Bank , Islamabad Leopards , Islamabad United , Karachi Kings


Career

International career

He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Lahore on 31 May 2015.[1] "Babar Azam in elite company" He made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against England on 7 September 2016. On 5 October 2016 he became the third batsman for Pakistan to score hundreds in three successive ODI innings and made most runs (360) in 3 match ODI Series.[2]   "Babar Azam in elite company"  He made his Test debut for Pakistan against the West Indies in Dubai on 13 October 2016 and scored 69 runs in his first innings. His debut test match was a day/night test match. [3] http://dailytimes.com.pk/sports/13-Oct-16/azam-nawaz-debut-as-pakistan-win-toss/

Test Career

Middle-order batsman Babar Azam earned maiden Test call-ups, for the first Test against West Indies in the UAE. Azam's selection came right after he scored three consecutive centuries in Pakistan's 3-0 ODI whitewash over West Indies. Babar Azam's prolific ODI form has resulted in a call up to the Test squad © ESPNcricinfo Ltd Middle-order batsman Babar Azam and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz earned maiden Test call-ups, for the first Test against West Indies in the UAE. Azam's selection came right after he scored three consecutive centuries in Pakistan's 3-0 ODI whitewash over West Indies. Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood were the players left out of the group that went to England this summer, as Pakistan named a 14-man squad for the Dubai Test from October 13. Younis Khan had already been ruled out of the fixture, Pakistan's maiden day-night Test, because he was recovering from dengue. The squad contained only five specialist batsmen in Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq, meaning Pakistan are likely to play Sarfraz Ahmed at No. 6, and allrounder Nawaz at No. 7 or go in with five specialist bowlers. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq acknowledged that Pakistan have been struggling to find quality allrounders and hoped Nawaz could be the answer. "We have been searching for one who can bat in the lower order and bowl as well. And if you look at Nawaz, he has got a good first-class record. It shows he has been promising with the bat and has competed as a bowler." Azam, 21, was picked in the squad after a prolific run in one-day cricket for Pakistan this year, scoring 656 runs in 11 innings at an average of 59 and strike rate of 95. He made his ODI debut in the home series against Zimbabwe in May 2015, and has 886 runs in 18 matches. Azam averages 41.13 in first-class cricket, having scored 1522 runs in 41 innings for five different teams.Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood were the players left out of the group that went to England this summer, as Pakistan named a 14-man squad for the Dubai Test from October 13. Younis Khan had already been ruled out of the fixture, Pakistan's maiden day-night Test, because he was recovering from dengue.