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.

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODIs: Decoding the key stats

16 Sep 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

England beat Pakistan in second T20I: List of records broken

18 Jul 2021

England beat Pakistan in second T20I: List of records broken

A clinical England outfit beat Pakistan by 45 runs in the second T20I to equal the three-match series at 1-1.

1st T20I, Pakistan beat England by 31 runs: Records broken

17 Jul 2021

1st T20I, Pakistan beat England by 31 runs: Records broken

A record-breaking performance by Pakistan helped them seal a 31-run win against England in the first T20I held in Nottingham.

ICC Rankings: Babar tops ODI charts, Allen gains in T20Is

14 Jul 2021

ICC Rankings: Babar tops ODI charts, Allen gains in T20Is

Pakistan's Babar Azam has consolidated his position at the top of the ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen.

England chase down 332-run target against Pakistan: Records broken

14 Jul 2021

England chase down 332-run target against Pakistan: Records broken

A second-string England completed a 3-0 series whitewash against Pakistan by winning the third ODI.

ICC Player of the Month Awards: Babar, Healy taste success

10 May 2021

ICC Player of the Month Awards: Babar, Healy taste success

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for April.

Decoding Babar Azam's terrific run in limited-overs cricket

05 May 2021

Decoding Babar Azam's terrific run in limited-overs cricket

Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Award for April.

ICC Player of the Month Award: Babar, Fakhar get nominated

05 May 2021

ICC Player of the Month Award: Babar, Fakhar get nominated

Pakistan cricket team duo Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman have been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Award for April.

ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings: Mohammad Rizwan enters top 10

29 Apr 2021

ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings: Mohammad Rizwan enters top 10

Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan has entered the top 10 of the ICC Men's T20I Rankings for batsmen after a stellar run in the series against Zimbabwe.

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe, win three-match T20I series: Records broken

25 Apr 2021

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe, win three-match T20I series: Records broken

A magnificent four-wicket haul by Hasan Ali powered Pakistan to a 24 run-victory in the third T20I against Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe register first-ever T20I win against Pakistan: Records broken

23 Apr 2021

Zimbabwe register first-ever T20I win against Pakistan: Records broken

Zimbabwe have sealed a historic victory over Pakistan in the second T20I at the Harare Sports Club.

Pakistan win fourth T20I, seal series 3-1: Records broken

17 Apr 2021

Pakistan win fourth T20I, seal series 3-1: Records broken

The Pakistan cricket team beat South Africa in the fourth T20I to seal the series by a 3-1 margin.

Babar Azam's hundred helps Pakistan win 3rd T20I against SA

15 Apr 2021

Babar Azam's hundred helps Pakistan win 3rd T20I against SA

A breathtaking century by skipper Babar Azam helped Pakistan chase down a record 204 against South Africa in the third T20I.

ICC ODI Rankings: Babar dethrones Kohli as number one batsman

14 Apr 2021

ICC ODI Rankings: Babar dethrones Kohli as number one batsman

Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam is now the highest ranked player in the ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen.

South Africa beat Pakistan in second T20I: Records broken

13 Apr 2021

South Africa beat Pakistan in second T20I: Records broken

South Africa beat Pakistan in the second T20I to level the four-match series 1-1.

Babar Azam's Pakistan become first team with 100 T20I wins

11 Apr 2021

Babar Azam's Pakistan become first team with 100 T20I wins

An unbeaten 74 by Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan beat South Africa in the first T20I at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

Babar Azam set to become the number one ODI batsman

08 Apr 2021

Babar Azam set to become the number one ODI batsman

Babar Azam starred for Pakistan in the third ODI against South Africa as the visitors claimed a 2-1 series victory.

Decoding Babar Azam's ODI career in numbers

03 Apr 2021

Decoding Babar Azam's ODI career in numbers

Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam slammed a terrific 103 against South Africa in the first ODI to help his side take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Fidgety Pakistan beat South Africa in 1st ODI: Records broken

02 Apr 2021

Fidgety Pakistan beat South Africa in 1st ODI: Records broken

An incredible ton by skipper Babar Azam (103) guided Pakistan to victory over South Africa in the first ODI at the SuperSport Park, Centurion.

Pakistan drop Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz for South Africa T20Is

31 Jan 2021

Pakistan drop Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz for South Africa T20Is

Star players Fakhar Zaman and Wahab Riaz have been dropped from the Pakistan squad for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa.

After missing series opener, Babar ruled out of second Test

02 Jan 2021

After missing series opener, Babar ruled out of second Test

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand, starting Sunday in Christchurch.

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

02 Jan 2021

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

New Zealand will be aiming to get the job done against Pakistan in the second Test match, starting on Sunday.

PCB Awards: Babar Azam named 'Most Valuable Cricketer'

02 Jan 2021

PCB Awards: Babar Azam named 'Most Valuable Cricketer'

Pakistan captain Babar Azam was named the 'Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year' in the PCB awards on Friday.

NZ vs PAK: Babar, Imam ruled out of first Test

21 Dec 2020

NZ vs PAK: Babar, Imam ruled out of first Test

Pakistan have named a 17-member squad for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand, starting December 26.

New Zealand beat Pakistan in second T20I: Records broken

20 Dec 2020

New Zealand beat Pakistan in second T20I: Records broken

New Zealand beat Pakistan in the second T20I of the three-match series on Sunday.

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

19 Dec 2020

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

New Zealand will be aiming to get the job done against Pakistan in the second T20I on Sunday and take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Pakistan's Babar Azam ruled out of T20Is against New Zealand

13 Dec 2020

Pakistan's Babar Azam ruled out of T20Is against New Zealand

Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has been ruled out of the upcoming T20Is against New Zealand.

ICC T20I Rankings: Rahul and Kohli gain one place each

09 Dec 2020

ICC T20I Rankings: Rahul and Kohli gain one place each

Australia overcame Team India in the third T20I on Tuesday, however the Virat Kohli-led side won the series by a 2-1 margin.

Australia beat India in third T20I: List of records broken

08 Dec 2020

Australia beat India in third T20I: List of records broken

The Indian cricket team failed to chase down a steep 187-run target against Australia in the third and final T20I.

New Zealand tour: Pakistan squad clears final COVID-19 test

07 Dec 2020

New Zealand tour: Pakistan squad clears final COVID-19 test

All the members of the Pakistan cricket team in New Zealand have returned negative for COVID-19 in the latest round of testing.

New Zealand tour: Pakistan recall Sarfaraz Ahmed for T20I series

06 Dec 2020

New Zealand tour: Pakistan recall Sarfaraz Ahmed for T20I series

Pakistan have recalled former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, starting December 18.

ICC T20I Rankings: England become number one side

02 Dec 2020

ICC T20I Rankings: England become number one side

England have dethroned Australia at the top to become the number one side in the ICC T20I Rankings.