Babar Azam: News

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.

Babar Azam named ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year: Stats 

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been named the ICC Men's Cricketer of the year for his splendid run with the bat in 2022.

26 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

Babar Azam named ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has been named the ICC Men's ODI Player of the Year for his exploits with the bat in 2022.

Babar captains ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally named the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year for 2022.

17 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

Chats, videos of Babar Azam leaked online: All we know

A few videos, WhatsApp chats, and audio files claimed to be of Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam, have been leaked online.

12 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

Pakistan and New Zealand are gearing up to lock horns in the third and final ODI of the series on January 13.

12 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

Babar Azam slams 11th fifty-plus score in 12 ODIs: Stats 

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored a valiant fifty in the second ODI versus New Zealand albeit in a losing cause.

New Zealand beat Pakistan in 2nd ODI: Key stats

New Zealand beat Pakistan in the 2nd ODI at the National Stadium, Karachi, to level the three-match series 1-1.

09 Jan 2023

Mohammad Rizwan

1st ODI: Mohammad Rizwan guides Pakistan to victory against NZ 

Mohammad Rizwan slammed an unbeaten 77 in Pakistan's six-wicket win against New Zealand in the 1st ODI at the National Stadium, Karachi.

09 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs NZ: Babar Azam scores his 23rd ODI half-century

Babar Azam led Pakistan from the front in the 1st ODI against New Zealand at the National Stadium, Karachi.

09 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

Pakistan beat New Zealand in 1st ODI: Key stats

Pakistan thrashed New Zealand by six wickets in the 1st ODI at the National Stadium, Karachi.

08 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs NZ, 1st ODI: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

After a hard-fought Test series, Pakistan and New Zealand will cross swords in a three-match ODI series, starting on January 9.

Pakistan vs New Zealand, ODI series: Statistical preview

After a hard-fought two-match Test series that ended in a draw, Pakistan and New Zealand gear up for the ODIs, starting January 9.

ICC Player of the Month (December): Babar, Brook nominated

The ICC has announced the nominees for men's and women's Player of the Month for December.

05 Jan 2023

Steven Smith

ICC Test Rankings: Smith climbs to second spot among batters 

Australian batter Steven Smith has climbed to the second spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for batters.

01 Jan 2023

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs NZ, 2nd Test: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

Pakistan are gearing up to host New Zealand in the second and final Test of the series, starting on January 2.

ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year 2022: Meet the nominees

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the nominees for ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year (2022).

31 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

Babar Azam finishes as highest run-getter in Tests (2022): Stats

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam churned out runs from every nook and corner in Tests in 2022.

30 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs NZ 1st Test ends in a draw: Stats

The opening Test of the two-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand ended in a draw.

30 Dec 2022

Ben Stokes

Rishabh Pant only Indian in NewsBytes Test XI of 2022

Fans of Test cricket had a gala time in 2022 as several magnificent matches were played in whites.

28 Dec 2022

Shubman Gill

Pakistan's Babar Azam leads NewsBytes men's ODI XI of 2022 

One-Day Internationals were outweighed by T20I and Test cricket in 2022.

26 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs NZ: Babar, Sarfaraz shine on Boxing Day Test

After a jittery first half, Pakistan grew with each passing moment to dominate Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand.

26 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

Babar Azam slams ninth Test century, breaks flurry of records

The purple patch of Pakistan captain Babar Azam continues!

25 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs NZ, 1st Test: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

Pakistan eye a return to winning ways in the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand, starting December 26.

22 Dec 2022

Jonny Bairstow

Presenting the top five Test knocks of 2022

The year 2022 has indeed been a treat for cricket fans as numerous exciting matches were played across formats.

21 Dec 2022

ICC Test Rankings

Babar Azam attains career-best Test ranking, climbs to second spot

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has climbed to the second spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for batters.

20 Dec 2022

England Cricket Team

England claim one-sided win in Karachi, rout Pakistan 3-0

England have routed Pakistan 3-0 after winning in Karachi.

19 Dec 2022

England Cricket Team

PAK vs ENG, 3rd Test: Visitors closing in on victory

England are closing in on a sensational win in the third Test at the National Stadium, Karachi.

19 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

Babar Azam completes 1,000 Test runs in 2022, shatters records

The purple patch of Pakistan captain Babar Azam continues!

17 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

PAK vs ENG: 3rd Test well poised on Day 1

Pakistan managed 304/10 before leaving England at 7/1 on Day 1 of the third Test versus England on Saturday.

17 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

Babar Azam hammers his 25th Test fifty: Key stats

Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam hit his 25th Test fifty on Day 1 of the third Test versus England in Karachi.

16 Dec 2022

England Cricket Team

PAK vs ENG, 3rd Test: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

Pakistan eye a compensatory win in the third and final Test against England, starting December 17 in Karachi.

15 Dec 2022

Pakistan Super League

PSL 2023, Babar Azam to lead Peshawar Zalmi: Details here

Babar Azam has been named Peshawar Zalmi's captain for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

12 Dec 2022

England Cricket Team

England register maiden Test win in Multan, clinch series: Stats

England beat Pakistan by 26 runs to register a clinical win in the second Test on Monday.

10 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

2nd Test, Day 2: England on top versus Pakistan

England have taken a decisive 281-run lead over Pakistan on Day 2 of the second Test match.

10 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

Babar Azam registers his 24th Test fifty: Key stats

Babar Azam slammed his 24th career fifty in the ongoing second Test versus England.

09 Dec 2022

England Cricket Team

Pakistan vs England, 2nd Test: Abrar's seven-fer headlines Day 1

An extraordinary seven-wicket haul by debutant Abrar Ahmed put Pakistan in the driving seat against England on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

08 Dec 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

Pakistan vs England, 2nd Test: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

Pakistan are gearing up to host England in the second Test of the three-match series, starting December 9.

07 Dec 2022

Marnus Labuschagne

Labuschagne goes atop ICC Test Rankings, Root drops down

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne has displaced former England skipper Joe Root as the top-ranked Test batter.

05 Dec 2022

England Cricket Team

England clinch historic win over Pakistan in Rawalpindi: Key Stats

England beat Pakistan by 74 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Babar Azam: Decoding his Test stats in 2022

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has been in a phenomenal touch in Tests played this year.

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