Babar Azam

Babar Azam

Babar Azam

Cricketer Babar Azam

Babar Azam is the current Pakistan team’s limited-overs captain and the best batsman in the team. He is a right-arm stylish batsman who has been performing consistently well for Pakistan in all three games. He is currently in the ICC ranking of the top five batsmen in all three formats. His best stroke is the cover drive.

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Personal
Name:Babar Azam
Nationality:Pakistani
Residence:Lahore
Religion:Islam
Profession:Cricketer
Born
Date:15th October 1994
Place:Lahore
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
Ten 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

Babar Azam Stats

Babar Azam Biography

Babar is a regular part of the playing eleven in the national team who has done remarkably well in a very brief time at the international level. His consistency in batting has taken him among the list of the world’s top batsman. Cricket analysts believe that if he continues with his current form for long, he can break many world records.

He has featured in a total of 26 test matches and has made 1850 runs at an impressive average of 45.12 with the bat.  In this short span, he has smashed 5 test centuries and 13 half-centuries. He has also appeared in 74 One Day Internationals and has scored a sum of 3359 with an outstanding batting average of 54.17.

Babar has also registered 11 hundred and 15 half-centuries. At the same time, he has played 38 T20I for Pakistan since his Debut and has smashed a total of 1471 runs with an excellent batting average of 50.72, including 13 fifties.

Babar Azam Age

He was born on 15th October 1994 in Lahore, Punjab.

Babar Azam Family

He is the son of Azam Siddique, who currently lives in his hometown of Lahore. He belongs to a cricketing family. Babar Azam cousin Akmal brothers have played international cricket for Pakistan.

Babar Azam Wife

He recently got engaged to one of his cousins. As per sources, he might get married in 2022.

Babar Azam Career

Initial Career

Babar started playing tape ball cricket from his childhood. He says that he would get out very difficultly from his childhood and would bat for hours. Being from a cricketing family attracted him to choose cricket as his profession. He started his professional cricket in the domestic season of 2010.

Babar Azam ODI Ranking

Domestic Career

Babar is an equally brilliant player in domestics as in an international game. He is playing in cricket leagues throughout the world.

Besides playing for Pakistan’s national team, he has played for various other teams, including Pakistan A, Pakistan Under-23s, Pakistan Under-19s, Pakistan Under-15s, PCB XI, Baluchistan XI, Punjab XI, SSGC, State Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Lahore, Karachi Kings, and others.

Babar Azam Batting

He has featured in a total of 61 first-class games and has made a total of 3805 runs with a batting average of 42.75, including eight centuries and 25 half-centuries. Babar Azam has also been part of 138 List-A games and has made 6275 runs at an outstanding average of 53.17. He has registered 21 hundred and 33 fifties in List-A cricket.

While Babar has played in 142 T20s and has smashed 4861 runs at a magnificent batting average of 41.01, including three hundred and 38 fifties, which is a remarkable achievement.

Pakistan Super League

He has represented Islamabad United and Karachi Kings franchises since the first edition of PSL. Currently, he is part of the Karachi Kings team. In his 45 PSL matches, he has scored 1378 runs in 43 innings with the bat. His highest PSL score is 78.

Babar has featured in other leagues worldwide, including English County, Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League, and Caribbean Premier League. Moreover, he is a part of the Somerset team in English county and has done so well with the bat. In the 2019 T20 Blast, he scored 578 runs at an incredible average of 52.52, with the help of a century and an overall strike rate of 149.35 in the tournament.

International Career and Achievements

Babar Azam has made his name in cricket so quickly and has made everybody his fan. He has done what he has done in his short career until now that most cricketers couldn’t achieve in their whole career. Babar is improving day by day; he is on his way to becoming the number one batsman of the modern world.

Babar Azam centuries

Babar Azam ODI Career

Babar started his ODI career on 31st May 2015 against Zimbabwe and hit his first fifty in that match. After that, he had a good run in the ODI series against England at UAE, where he made a couple of fifties and continued to improve as a consistent batsman.

In January 2016, he made two consecutive half-centuries against New Zealand on their home soil, and then he made runs in every game he played. He was an ordinary batsman with few fifties, but he did not have a century in his account.

Classical batting performances against West-Indies

On 30th September 2016, Pakistan played the first ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It was his 16th ODI match; when he came to bat, he went after the Caribbean bowler and dispatched many bowls for boundaries.

No one from the bowling side could stop him, and he got his first hundred, scored 120 runs, and won the game for his team with a player of the match award. Babar found the weaknesses in the West-Indies bowlers, and he continued where he left in the first match.

He made his second century in the second ODI of the series and scored 123 runs. His side won the game, and he again got his reward for his brilliant performance as the game player. He did not stop there and hit his third and consecutive hundred to whitewash the West Indies in the series.

This time he got 117 runs and came as a player of the match again. His excellent batting display made him win the player of the series award and the record of most runs in a three-match ODI series; he made a total of 360 runs at an outstanding average of 120. This series turned the fortune of the young cricketer from an ordinary middle-order batsman into a star performer.

He is a nightmare for West Indies bowlers as his fourth player of the match award also came against them as he won the game for his team when Pakistan toured West Indies in 2017. The match was played on 9th April at Providence.

Other ODI Performances

Babar became a different player after his batting against West Indies, his hunger for runs grew, and his form also improved. He hit another match-winning century versus Zimbabwe in an ODI match on 22nd July 2018. Before this innings, he played vital innings of unbeaten 69 runs against Sri-Lanka as well. He also claimed the player of the award in the match.

Babar Azam ODI Career

ICC World Cup 2019

The ICC WC-2019 was a very successful tournament for him as a batsman. He scored a massive total of 474 runs in eight games with a remarkable batting average of over 67. His best innings of the tournament came against New Zealand when Pakistan needed 243 runs to win, and he came to rescue the team.

Babar made an unbeaten 101 run and won the game for Pakistan one more time. He considers this innings his favorite as he played under pressure and delivered when it mattered the most.

Babar Azam ODI Ranking

Due to his consistent performances, he gained his spot in the top five rankings of all three game formats, and he is currently the only batsman to do so.

Babar Azam T20 Ranking

Babar has got his form after his consistent performance in the T20s for Pakistan. With his reliable technique, he has made several batting records and has consistently averaged 50 Plus in T20s. He has won plenty of games for Pakistan in T20s and is currently on top of the ICC-T20 Batsman’s ranking.

T20 World Cup Debut

Babar made his first appearance in T20s for the national team on 7th September 2016 vs. England, where he made unbeaten 15 runs in the match as Pakistan won the game by nine wickets. After that, he hit his first half-century in his second game and against the West Indies, his most favorite opposition.

Then he continued to score runs and played superb innings against World-XI at his hometown Lahore on 17th September 2017. The three-match Independence Cup against the World-XI went well for him, as he scored 86, 45, and 48 in the series. He got the award of Man of the Series for his magnificent display of play.

Babar Azam Batting

Then in another series versus his favorite West Indies, he won another award of player of the series, as he made a total of 165 runs in just three games. His highest match score in the series was unbeaten 97 runs. His form continued when Australia played Pakistan in UAE for three T20s.

Babar Azam scored 163 runs at an average of over 80 and was again declared as the series player. Recently, Pakistan played against Bangladesh for two T20s in Pakistan, where once again, he proved his batting class and won another player of the series award. For his excellent performances throughout his cricket career recently, Babar has got another responsibility on his shoulder as he is named the Pakistan team captain.

Babar Azam batting

Babar Azam T20 World Cup 2021

The T20 World cup that was supposed to be held in 2020 got delayed due to COVID Pandemic. However, it’s happening now, and Pakistan has given an unforgettable defeat to India in the first match. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan gave powerful performances throughout the match and effortlessly chase the score made by the Indian team.

Babar Azam Test Ranking

Unlike the limited-overs formats, Babar did not have an excellent start to his Test career. He played his first Test against West Indies on 13th October 2016 and struck his first half-century in the first test innings. Then in his third Test, he hit another half-century, this time against New Zealand at Hamilton Cricket Ground.

He had few fifties, but he struggled to hit his first hundred in his first 16 Test matches. Babar proved his batting in red-ball cricket and smashed his first test century against New Zealand in Dubai on 3rd December 2018. After that, he hit a couple of half-centuries against South Africa on their home soil.

He smashed Dale Steyn for plenty of boundaries in that series, as he has been one of the toughest bowlers for a long time. The brutal series against South Africa followed up with another complex and challenging series for him. Pakistan toured Australia.

In the two-test series, Babar proved his mettle and skills as he hit a brilliant century and 97 against the formidable full-strength Australian bowling line-up with three world-class fast bowlers, including Mitchel Starc and Josh Hazelwood, and Pat Cummins. After this performance, many former cricketers praised his batting abilities.

Recently he scored three centuries, two against Sri Lanka and One against Bangladesh, on 7th February 2020.

Babar Azam World Records

  • Babar is the second-fastest Pakistani to reach 100 ODI runs (In 21 Innings).
  • He is the fastest Pakistani to get 2000 One Day International runs alongside Zaheer Abbas.
  • He is the fastest Asian batsman with 3000 ODI runs in 68 innings.
  • The passionate cricketer holds the record for most ODI runs in the first 25 innings (1306).
  • He is the fastest batsman with seven ODI hundreds (33 innings)
  • Babar is the only batsman with five consecutive hundreds in a country (UAE).
  • He is the fastest to have 1000 T20 runs (26 innings).
  • Babar has the most number of runs in a single world cup for Pakistan (2019-WC=474).
  • He is the highest run-scorer in ODIs in 2016, 2017, as well as in 2019.
  • Azam has also made the highest test runs for Pakistan in 2018 and 2019.

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Babar Azam Vs Virat Kohli

It is always great to watch Babar Azam opposite Virat Kohli as both are considered one of the best captains of India and Pakistan. Babar is trying his best to break the record of Virat Kohli.

Babar Azam Net Worth

As per 2021 Babar Azam stats, he has a Rs 1.24 crore PSL salary per session while his annual salary is Rs 63.72 lakh. Apart from that, he has endorsed various brands including HBL, Head & Shoulder, Huawei, Oppo, etc.

Social Media Handles

Babar Azam Instagram and other social media accounts include

https://twitter.com/babarazam258

https://www.facebook.com/iBabarAzamPakistan/