Mohammad Babar Azam (محمد بابر اعظم) is a Pakistani cricketer who represented Pakistan in all three formats for international cricket. He played in U-19 and Pakistan A side. He is ranked at the 7th position for his best batting performance among top 100 ODI batsman. Babar Azam represented Islamabad United in the first edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Babar represented Karachi Kings in the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). He was retained by Karachi Kings in the 3rd and 4th PSL season.
Pakistan whitewashed Sri Lanka (5-0) in September 2017, Babar Azam became leading runs scorer with 872 and 352 runs in ODI & T20I for Pakistan in a calendar year. Babar scored 3 consecutive centuries against West Indies by scoring 120 runs off 131 balls, 123 runs off 126 balls and 117 runs off 106 balls. Fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in just 26 runs in T20I cricket breaking Virat Kohli’s record of 27 innings.
Babar Azam Test, ODI and T20 Records
- Fastest Pakistani and second fastest batsman in the world to reach 5th, 6th and 8th ODI hundreds.
- Most runs scored in 25 ODI innings by any batsman in the world.
- Ranked as No.1 T20I batsman for his consistent performance position.
- First batsman to score fifty on his Test debut through a day/night match.
- Only batsman to score 5 consecutive centuries in one country.
- Most runs by Pakistani in the calendar year 2016 and 2017.
- Listed as ICC World ODI XI for the first time in the year 2017.
- Second fastest in the world to reach 2000 runs.
- PCB player of the year award in 2017 and 2018.
- Third fastest in the world to reach 1000 runs.
- Most runs (360) in a 3-match ODI series.
In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
|Full Name||Mohammad Babar Azam|
|Date of Birth||15 October 1994, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Current Age||24 Years|
|Playing Roll||Top order batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Off break|
|Test Debut||13 October 2016 v West Indies (Cap-222)|
|ODI Debut||31 May 2015 v Zimbabwe (Cap-203)|
|T20 Debut||7 September 2016 v England (Cap-70)|
|Last Test||11 January 2019 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||30 January 2019 v South Africa|
|Last T20||6 February 2019 v South Africa|
|Major Teams||Pakistan, Guyana Amazon Warriors,Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Pakistan A,Pakistan Under-15s, Pakistan Under-19s, Pakistan Under-23s,Rawalpindi Rams, Sui Southern Gas Corporation,Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited|
Babar Azam ICC Ranking, Batting Averages, Highest Runs and Stats
|Match Format||Test||ODI||T20||First Class|
|ICC Batting Rankings||17||5||1||–|
|ICC Bowling Rankings||–||–||–||–|