Babar Azam overview

Born on 15th October 1994, Mohammad Babar Azam is a Pakistani Cricketer. Babar is captain of the Pakistan T20 team and Vice-Captain of the ODI squad. Babar as a batsman holds ICC Rank 1 in T20, ICC Rank 3 in ODI and ICC Rank 5 in Test format. He is a right-handed top order batsman. He started his International career from May 2015 from ODI format for home series against Zimbabwe. He scored an impressive 54 of 60 balls on his debut match. He marked his presence and importance in the team on the day of his debut, since then there was No looking back, not at least in both the limited over formats.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 31 57 8 2167 143 44.22 3834 56.32 5 0 16 258 10
ODI 80 78 11 3808 125 56.84 4293 88.7 13 0 17 342 37
T20 48 46 9 1744 97 47.14 1342 129.96 0 0 16 182 24
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 31 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 80 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 48 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Babar started his domestic career playing for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited team and Islamabad Leopards. He played first class cricket for State Bank of Pakistan Team and Sui Southern Gas Company Cricket team. Babar played T20 cricket for a many domestic franchise teams. Babar was part of Islamabad United in their first edition of Pakistan Super League. He played outstanding on 2017, hitting 291 runs with average of 32 and was tournament’s secod highest scorer. In 2007, Babbar played the Caribbean Premier League and Bangladesh premier league. Babbar also played for Somerset in 2019 T20 Blast County Cricket. He scored 578 runs being the highest scorer of the tournament.

ODI Career

Babar's journey started against Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium on May 31, 2015. Since his debut he has played in 74 matches and scored 3359 runs with an average of 54.18 and a strike rate of 87.09. His highest score stands at 125 in ODI format.

Test career

Babar was selected for Pakistan Test squad in June 2015 for away series against Sri Lanka. He did not get an opportunity to play. Same happened again in Test Series against Zimbabwe but again he did not get chance to play. By October 2015, Babar was dropped from the test squad without even getting a chance to play. He played his first test for Pakistan against The West Indies in Dubai on 13th October 2016. Babar scored 69 runs in his first innings, he was the first player to hit a half century in his first test match through a day/night test match. In September 2017, Azam had a very poor Test series against Sri Lanka, he merely managed to score a total of only 39 across 4 innings of 2 test matches. In a test match against England in May 2018, Babar got hit on the arm without padding by a bouncer bowled by Ben Stokes, he was on a score of 68, he had an arm injury due to which he was away from field for another 6-8 weeks. In November 2018 in second test against New Zealand, Babar scored his first long awaited Test Century.

T20 Career

Babar Azam, stands tall at ICC T20 Batsman Rank 1 position for a good amount of time and just to prove that is not by chance, he is at number 3 and number 5 spot for ODI and Test respectively. He has played 38 T20 International matches with an average of 50.72 with a strike rate of 128.14 and has hit 13 half centuries. He is one of the finest cricketers in the Pakistan Team.

ICC Trophies

RECORDS & ACHIEVEMENTS • Babar Azam has accomplished 16 international centuries until April 2020 • Leading Test runs scorer for Pakistan in 2018 and 2019 • Leading ODI run scorer for Pakistan in 2016, 2017 and 2019 • Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) ODI player of the year in 2017 • Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) T20I player of the year in 2018

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