A Look At Babar Azam’s Test Career

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Pakistan’s right-handed batsman Babar Azam is headed to advance in Test cricket after triumphing ODI and T20I formats. As far as his international rankings are concerned, he is currently the world No1 in ODIs, No2 in T20Is and No6 in Test cricket. With 20 international centuries to his name, the stylish batsman has achieved so much in the first six years of his career, most of the cricketers fail to gain in their entire career.

Early Career

He made his Test debut against West Indies on 13 October 2016. Babar struggled to get the rhythm in his early Test career. He continued to work hard and in November 2018, he managed to convert a half-century into a hundred for the first time. He remained the highest scorer for Pakistan in Test cricket for the two consecutive years; in 2018 and 2019.

Babar Azam Test Centuries

Babar Azam so far has five Test centuries to his name, three of them came in the year 2019. His habit to score big has helped him improve his average in Test cricket that currently stands at 43. His bright future can be gauged by looking at his numbers.

Against Score Venue Date
New Zealand 127 Dubai Nov 24- 28, 2018
Australia 104 Gabba Nov 21- 25, 2019
Sri Lanka 102 Rawalpindi Dec 11 -15 2019
Sri Lanka 100* Karachi Dec 19- 23, 2010
Bangladesh 143 Rawalpindi Feb 7- 11, 2020

Record of Babr Azam’s Test stats

The 27-year-old has so far batted in 63 innings of 35 Tests across his career. His highest score is 143 that came against Bangladesh at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi in 2019.

With 2,362 runs to his name with five centuries and 18 fifties, Babar averages 42.94 in his career. He is currently perched at No6 in the ICC Men’s Test batsmen rankings and hopes to climb to the top of it very soon.

Above all, Babr Azam’s batting performances have been the mouthpiece of his exceptional cricket career. Due to his cricket background, there has been a great debate among critics between Babr Azam and Virat Kohli. There has been a question whether Babr Azam would be able to overpower Virat Kohli by strong performance in the field of cricket by Babr Azam Surpassed Virat Kohli- a proud Indian Cricket team.

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