Babar Azam

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Babar Azam
Babar Azam in 2020.png
Babar Azam in 2020
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Babar Azam
Born (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 27)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
NicknameBobby[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)[2]
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleTop-order batsman
RelationsKamran Akmal (cousin)
Umar Akmal (cousin)
Adnan Akmal (cousin)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 222)13 October 2016 v West Indies
Last Test21 March 2022 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 203)31 May 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI2 April 2022 v Australia
ODI shirt no.56
T20I debut (cap 70)7 September 2016 v England
Last T20I5 April 2022 v Australia
T20I shirt no.56
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2010/11–2013/14Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd
2012/13–2014/15Islamabad Leopards
2014/15State Bank of Pakistan
2015/16–2017/18Sui Southern Gas Corporation
2016Islamabad United (squad no. 31)
2017–presentKarachi Kings (squad no. 56)
2017Guyana Amazon Warriors (squad no. 56)
2017Sylhet Sixers (squad no. 56)
2019–2020Somerset (squad no. 56)
2019/20–presentCentral Punjab (squad no. 56)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 40 86 74 76
Runs scored 2,851 4,261 2,686 4,863
Batting average 45.98 59.18 45.53 43.81
100s/50s 6/21 16/18 1/26 9/33
Top score 196 158 122 266
Balls bowled 54 774
Wickets 2 7
Bowling average 8.00 62.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/1 1/1
Catches/stumpings 26/– 40/– 34/– 48/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 April 2022

Babar Azam (Urdu: محمد بابر اعظم; born 15 October 1994), is a Pakistani international cricketer. He captains Pakistan in all formats.[3][4][5] He is the only batsman in the world to be in the top 5 rankings across all formats and is ranked as the number 1 batsmen in T20I and in ODIs as of 9 April 2022.[6][7][8]

Career[change | change source]

He captains Karachi Kings in the PSL and captains Central Punjab in domestic cricket.[9][10] In April 2021, he was the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen.[11][12] While in November 2021, he became the number one T20I batsman, a ranking he held in 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "As PSL 2021 approaches, fans gear up to see Babar Azam roar again". The News International (newspaper). 23 July 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2022. ...With Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" playing in the background, Azam --popularly known as 'Bobby' among fans and teammates-- can be seen smashing the...
  2. "Profile". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. "Babar Azam replaces Azhar Ali as Pakistan Test captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  4. "Babar Azam confirmed as Pakistan ODI, T20I captain". Daily Times. 13 May 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  5. "Babar Azam named Pakistan captain for ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  6. "ICC Player Rankings for T20 Batsmen 2022 : ODI Ranking, Test Ranking, T20". NDTVSports.com. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  7. "ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen 2022 : ODI Ranking, Test Ranking, T20". NDTVSports.com. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  8. "Babar Azam surges up in rankings chart after stunning knock".
  9. "Babar Azam wants to keep playing for Karachi Kings". Samaa News. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  10. "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  11. "Its official: Babar Azam topples Virat Kohli to become world's no 1 batsman". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  12. "From tape-ball cricket to the top of the world: Babar Azam's incredible rise". www.icc-cricket.com. Retrieved 20 April 2021.