#StatisticalAnalysis: Babar Azam's impact in the ICC World Test Championship
Pakistan were helped massively by Babar Azam on Day 1 of the first Test against England at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. Only 49 overs were possible after bad light forced stoppage of play. Pakistan need to thank Babar for a superb 69*. The right-handed batsman has been in top form in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. We analyze his numbers.
World Test Championship: Babar has amassed 684 runs
Babar has amassed 684 runs so far in the ICC World Test Championship. The promising batsman is currently playing his sixth Test in the competition. He is averaging 114.00 and is the only batsman with triple digit numbers. Babar has registered four centuries and three fifties. He is in line to convert this unbeaten 69 into a century.
Babar's journey so far in the World Test Championship
Pakistan started their ICC World Test Championship campaign with a 2-0 loss against Australia. However, Babar stood out with knocks of 104 and 97 across the two Tests. He struck two unbeaten tons next against Sri Lanka, besides amassing a 60-run knock as well. Pakistan won the series 1-0. And now, he has started the England tour with an impressive 69*.
Babar has the joint-most hundreds in the World Test Championship
Babar is currently placed ninth in terms of most runs in the Test Championship. Notably, he has played the fewest Test matches of all the batsmen in the top 10. Babar has the joint-most hundreds (4) alongside Marnus Labuschagne and Ben Stokes.
Records Babar could script in the series against England
Playing his 27th career Test for Pakistan, Babar has already amassed 1,919 runs at 46.80. He needs another 81 runs to register the mark of 2,000. He will become only the 33rd Pakistani batsman to do so. Babar, who went past Salman Butt and Shoaib Malik in terms of Test runs, needs another 28 to surpass Abdul Razzaq (1,946).