Ultimate XI T20 Batsman 3-5: Babar Azam

By Sports Desk August 04, 2020
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Babar Azam has successfully managed to prove himself as a batsman for all formats and his exploits in T20 cricket are also there to be seen. Though it is a format renowned for requiring the muscling of big shots, Babar quickly made a name for himself by playing delightful and eye-pleasing strokes. He also broke Virat Kohli's record for the fastest batsman to 1000 T20I runs and in 2018 dethroned Aaron Finch to become the number-one batsman on ICC's T20I Rankings.

In the four years since his T20I debut for Pakistan, Babar Azam established himself as one of the most important members of the squad and has been given the reigns of the T20 and ODI teams. It is not out of the realms of possibility he will be captaining in all formats in the not-too-distant future.

 

Career Statistics (2012-Present)

Full name: Mohammad Babar Azam

Born: October 15, 1994, (25) Lahore, Punjab

Major teams: Pakistan, Baluchistan, Central Punjab (Pakistan), Faisalabad and Rawalpindi, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Islamabad, Islamabad Region, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore, Lahore Blues, Leopards, Pakistan A, Pakistan A, Pakistan Cricket Board Blues, Pakistan Under-15s, Pakistan Under-19s, Pakistan Under-23s, Punjab (Pakistan), Rangpur Riders, Rawalpindi Rams, Somerset, State Bank of Pakistan, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Sydney Sixers, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited

Playing role: Batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

 

T20 Career - Pakistan

Mat    Inns   NO   Runs   HS    Ave      BF      SR       100    50   4s    6s  

38        38      9     1471    97*   50.72   1148   128.13    0     13   146   21

 

T20 Career

Mat     Inns   NO   Runs   HS     Ave     BF      SR       100   50     4s     6s  

142      138     25    4861    102*  43.01  3879   125.31    3     38    490    87 

 

Career Highlights

  • 4th most runs in T20I by a Pakistani (1471)
  • 2nd highest batting average in T20Is (50.72)
  • Fastest to 1000 T20I runs (26 Inns)
  • Most T20 runs in the calendar year 2019 (1607)
  • Topped the ICC T20I batsman rankings in 2018
  • 4861 T20 runs at 43.01

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