Here’s Babar Azam’s Record as Captain

Babar Azam was appointed as Pakistan’s Test captain after a solid showing as a limited-overs captain. Babar took charge of the limited-overs side after the sacking of Sarfaraz Ahmed last year. Many critics were unsure about the appointment and were skeptical about the pressure on Babar’s shoulders.


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Babar is one of the best batsmen in the world right now and is certainly Pakistan’s most crucial player. The critics were of the view that the added pressure of captaincy might affect Babar’s batting. But Babar silenced the critics and showed his class with the bat and on the field as captain.

Under Babar’s captaincy, Pakistan have enjoyed quite a decent record, registering series wins against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka and drawing the T20I series against England.

Babar’s first series as captain was against Australia in Australia. Pakistan lost the three-match T20I series 2-0. But Babar was exceptional with the bat, scoring 2 half-centuries in the series.

After that, Bangladesh toured Pakistan as the hosts won the three-match T20I series 2-0, with Babar scoring yet another half-century.

The three-match T20I series in England ended with a 1-1 draw as Babar jotted down another half-century.


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Babar stood as the ODI captain for the first time in the recently concluded series against Zimbabwe, winning the series 2-1, while whitewashing the Zimbabweans 3-0 in the T20I series. Babar scored 2 half-centuries in the T20Is and a century in ODIs.

Here’s how well Babar has done as a captain:

Matches 14
Won 8
Lost 3
Tied 1
No Result 2
Runs 612
Average 68.00
100s 1
50s 7

Babar will stand as captain in the Tests for the first time in Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand and he will be hoping to continue his form with the bat while leading his team to victory over the Kiwis.

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