Babar Azam

Pakistan
Age
October 15, 1994 (27 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Pakistan
Bowling Style
Off break

Mohammad Babar Azam is an impressive batsman and captain of Pakistan in limited-overs formats.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
10
1
2
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Balochistan, Islamabad Leopards, Islamabad, Lahore Blues, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Whites, Pakistan A, Punjab Pakistan, State Bank of Pakistan, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Pakistan Under-19, Somerset, Sylhet Thunder, Rangpur Rangers, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan Under-23, Federal United, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Pakistanis, Dublin Chiefs, Central Punjab

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
85
82
11
4097
158*
57.7
4557
89.91
15
25
370
43
T20I
64
59
10
2413
122
49.24
1820
132.58
1
23
256
40
Test
32
58
7
2024
127*
40.48
3650
55.45
4
19
240
9
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
85
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
64
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
32
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

He was born on 15 October 1994 at Lahore. In childhood, he volunteered as a ball boy at the city’s Gaddafi Stadium. He then enrolled at a cricket academy to improve his skills.

ODI Career and International Matches

Babar was selected for the Pakistani ODI team for the home matches versus Zimbabwe in May 2015. He debuted in the third match and cracked an impressive half-century, 54 off 60. His good performance earned him a spot in both ODI and Test squads for the following Sri Lanka tour. However, Babar was able to score only 37 in 2 ODIs.

After that, Babar played in the home ODI series versus Pakistan and scored 139 runs in 4 games at 46.33 average. He next took part in the away ODI series versus New Zealand in January 2016. Babar cracked 145 in two innings at 72.50 average but could not prevent Pakistan from losing the series.

In the July 2016 ODI series versus England, Babar scored 122 in 5 games. He also played in two ODIs versus Ireland and cracked 29 in the first game to help Pakistan win. The second match was canceled because of the rain.

Rise to Prominence

In the -match ODI series versus the Windies Babar set a number of records. He clobbered hundreds in all 3 games and, in total, amassed 360 runs in the series. Thus, he set a record, becoming the first player to score over 350 runs in a 3-game ODI series. Babar scored his 1000th ODI run in the third ODI versus Australia in January 2017. He reached the milestone in his 21st ODI innings, one of the fastest in the world.

Babar amassed 282 in five innings in that series and his good performances earned him a place in the top 10 ODI batsmen rankings. Next, he was appointed the ODI team’s vice-captain for the Windies tour. Babar scored 125 not out in the second ODI to help Pakistan win. His further performance in the other two games was a relative failure. Nevertheless, his team won the series 2-1.

Babar played a key role in the 2017 Champions Trophy final versus India. He cracked an important 46 off 52 to help his team win by 180 runs and get the title. In September 2017, Babar starred in the ODI games against Sri Lanka scoring 303 in the series at 101.00 average and helping Pakistan win all 5 games.

In 2017, he was awarded the ODI Player of the Year by the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). Babar continued to play incredibly well in all 3 formats until the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 brought international cricket to a halt. As of June 2020, he has played in 74 ODIs scoring 3359 runs at an average of 54.17 and a strike rate of 87.08 with 11 hundreds and 15 fifties.

Centuries

Babar has clobbered 5 hundreds and 13 fifties in 26 Tests with the highest score of 143. He has also scored 11 centuries and 15 half-centuries in 74 ODIs with the highest score of 125 not out.

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