Articles about Babar Azam

One of the top-ranked ODI batsmen in the world, Babar Azam is considered one of the best in the business, alongside Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root. Captain of the Pakistani cricket team across all three formats of the game, this talented right-handed batsman's tryst with international cricket began when he debuted against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2015. A cousin of Pakistani cricketers Kamran, Umar, and Adnan Akmal, Azam later made his Test debut for Pakistan against West Indies in 2016 when he made his mark as a player to look out for. Known for his elegance, Azam scored three consecutive hundreds against the Windies in the 2016 series and, in the process, had become the second-highest scorer ever in a three-match ODI series. Known for his exploits in the shorter formats of the game, Azam is also the quickest player to reach the mark of 13 ODI centuries. He is no stranger to success in the longest format of the game, either. Notably, in 2019, he was appointed the captain of the Pakistan team for T20Is and ODIs and later named the Test captain in 2021.

ICC T20I Rankings: Shaheen Afridi rises; Josh Hazlewood slips

13 Apr 2022

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ICC T20I Rankings: Shaheen Afridi rises; Josh Hazlewood slips

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the updated Men's T20I Rankings.

Decoding the stats of Babar Azam in ODIs

03 Apr 2022

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Decoding the stats of Babar Azam in ODIs

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam is often lauded as one of the best cricketers in the world at present.

Pakistan beat Australia in third ODI, win series: Records broken

02 Apr 2022

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Pakistan beat Australia in third ODI, win series: Records broken

Pakistan scripted a nine-wicket win in the third ODI to seal a 2-1 win over the visitors.

Babar Azam becomes second-fastest to 4,000 ODI runs: Key numbers

30 Mar 2022

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Babar Azam becomes second-fastest to 4,000 ODI runs: Key numbers

Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam has become the second-fastest to 4,000 career ODI runs.

Australia beat Pakistan in 1st ODI: List of records broken

29 Mar 2022

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Australia beat Pakistan in 1st ODI: List of records broken

Australia beat Pakistan in the first ODI of the three-match series in Lahore on Tuesday.

3rd Test, Day 3: Pakistan in trouble versus Australia

23 Mar 2022

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3rd Test, Day 3: Pakistan in trouble versus Australia

Australia have taken a significant advantage over Pakistan on Day 3 of the third Test.

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Babar Azam slams these records

17 Mar 2022

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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Babar Azam slams these records

Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam showed his class in a phenomenal 196-run knock in his side's draw versus Australia in the just-concluded second Test.

Pakistan defy all odds to draw second Test against Australia

16 Mar 2022

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Pakistan defy all odds to draw second Test against Australia

Pakistan held on to a famous draw in the second Test versus Australia in Karachi.

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Babar, Shafique lead fightback

15 Mar 2022

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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Babar, Shafique lead fightback

Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam have led Pakistan's fightback in the ongoing second Test versus Australia in Karachi.

Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer gain in latest ICC T20I Rankings

23 Feb 2022

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Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer gain in latest ICC T20I Rankings

Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer made massive jumps in the latest ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings.

PSL, Karachi Kings lose eight successive games: Key numbers

17 Feb 2022

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PSL, Karachi Kings lose eight successive games: Key numbers

Karachi Kings have crashed out of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) after losing their eighth successive match.

Pakistan Super League 2022: All you need to know

27 Jan 2022

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Pakistan Super League 2022: All you need to know

The 2022 Pakistan Super League (PSL) will kick off on Thursday.

Babar Azam named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year (2021)

24 Jan 2022

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Babar Azam named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year (2021)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Pakistan ace Babar Azam the ODI Cricketer of the Year (2021).

Pakistan's Rizwan named ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year

23 Jan 2022

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Pakistan's Rizwan named ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year

Pakistan cricket team wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan has been adjudged ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year (2021) for a stupendous performance.

ICC Men's ODI Team 2021: No Indian in Babar-led side

20 Jan 2022

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ICC Men's ODI Team 2021: No Indian in Babar-led side

Much like ICC's Men's T20I Team of the Year, Indian players have failed to make the cut for the ODI Team of 2021 as well.

ICC T20I Teams, 2021: Mandhana lone Indian across both genders

19 Jan 2022

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ICC T20I Teams, 2021: Mandhana lone Indian across both genders

Elegant opener Smriti Mandhana is the lone Indian in the ICC Women's T20I Team of the Year for 2021.

PCB Awards 2021: Shaheen Afridi bags five nominations

04 Jan 2022

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PCB Awards 2021: Shaheen Afridi bags five nominations

Ace seamer Shaheen Afridi has bagged five nominations in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Awards 2021.

Decoding the ICC Men's ODI Player of the Year nominations

30 Dec 2021

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Decoding the ICC Men's ODI Player of the Year nominations

The nominations for the ICC Men's ODI Player of the Year 2021 have been announced on Thursday.

Decoding the best T20I matches in 2021

19 Dec 2021

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Decoding the best T20I matches in 2021

2021 is set to come to an end and we had a fascinating year in terms of T20I matches played.

Decoding Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam's T20I heroics in 2021

17 Dec 2021

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Decoding Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam's T20I heroics in 2021

Pakistan cricket team openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam ended the team's journey in T20Is this year on a terrific note.

Mohammad Rizwan completes 2,000 T20 runs in 2021: Key stats

17 Dec 2021

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Mohammad Rizwan completes 2,000 T20 runs in 2021: Key stats

Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan has been on a roll this year.

Pakistan beat West Indies in third T20I: Records broken

16 Dec 2021

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Pakistan beat West Indies in third T20I: Records broken

Pakistan chased down a target of 208 to beat West Indies in the third and final T20I on Thursday in Karachi.

Pakistan vs West Indies, T20Is: Decoding the key stats

09 Dec 2021

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Pakistan vs West Indies, T20Is: Decoding the key stats

After a successful tour of Bangladesh, the Pakistan cricket team is set to host the West Indies for a three-match T20I series, starting December 13.

2nd Test, Pakistan beat Bangladesh: Records broken

08 Dec 2021

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2nd Test, Pakistan beat Bangladesh: Records broken

Pakistan beat Bangladesh in the second Test to pocket the two-match series 2-0.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Test series: Decoding the key stats

25 Nov 2021

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Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Test series: Decoding the key stats

After beating Bangladesh 3-0 in T20Is, the Pakistan cricket team will be focusing on the two-match Test series, starting tomorrow in Chattogram.

T20 World Cup: Australia beat Pakistan to reach final

11 Nov 2021

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T20 World Cup: Australia beat Pakistan to reach final

Australia ended Pakistan's superb run in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

ICC T20 World Cup: Decoding the stats of Babar Azam

10 Nov 2021

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ICC T20 World Cup: Decoding the stats of Babar Azam

Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has been delivering the goods consistently in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan overcome Scotland: Records broken

07 Nov 2021

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ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan overcome Scotland: Records broken

High-flying Pakistan ended the Super 12 stage on a high, beating Scotland in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday.

ICC T20I Rankings: Babar Azam reclaims top spot among batters

03 Nov 2021

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ICC T20I Rankings: Babar Azam reclaims top spot among batters

Pakistan captain Babar Azam, on Wednesday, climbed to top of the ICC men's T20I Batting Rankings.

ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan beat Afghanistan: Records broken

29 Oct 2021

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ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan beat Afghanistan: Records broken

Pakistan beat Afghanistan in a crucial Super 12, Group 2 match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Friday.

Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: Decoding the stats (T20I cricket)

20 Oct 2021

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Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: Decoding the stats (T20I cricket)

India will lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening clash of the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODIs: Decoding the key stats

16 Sep 2021

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Pakistan vs New Zealand ODIs: Decoding the key stats

Pakistan and New Zealand are set to face each other in a three-match ODI series, starting tomorrow in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan announce squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Details here

06 Sep 2021

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Pakistan announce squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Details here

Pakistan's T20I squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand and England, as well as the ICC T20 World Cup, is out.

ICC Test Rankings: Shaheen Afridi moves into the top 10

25 Aug 2021

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ICC Test Rankings: Shaheen Afridi moves into the top 10

Pakistan cricket team pacer Shaheen Afridi has moved into the top 10 in the ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers.

Pakistan beat West Indies in second Test: Records broken

25 Aug 2021

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Pakistan beat West Indies in second Test: Records broken

The Pakistan cricket team beat West Indies by 109 runs to win the second Test at Kingston in Jamaica.

West Indies vs Pakistan: Decoding the stats of Babar Azam

21 Aug 2021

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West Indies vs Pakistan: Decoding the stats of Babar Azam

Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam played a brilliant 75-run knock in the first innings of the second Test against West Indies in Jamaica.

West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Day 1 report

21 Aug 2021

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West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Day 1 report

Pakistan regained control after losing early wickets on Day 1 of the second Test against the West Indies at Sabina Park.

1st Test, West Indies vs Pakistan: Day 3 takeaways

15 Aug 2021

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1st Test, West Indies vs Pakistan: Day 3 takeaways

The first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan is nicely poised at the Sabina Park in Jamaica at end of Day 3.

Pakistan beat West Indies in second T20I: Records broken

01 Aug 2021

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Pakistan beat West Indies in second T20I: Records broken

Pakistan bowled well to defend their 157-run total against the West Indies in the second T20I in Guyana.

Can Babar Azam emulate Virat Kohli? Shoaib Akhtar answers

23 Jul 2021

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Can Babar Azam emulate Virat Kohli? Shoaib Akhtar answers

Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes it is unfair to compare Virat Kohli and Babar Azam.

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