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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.