Born in Lahore Babar Azam is the first cousin of Akmal brothers. He is considered as the next big thing in or Pakistan cricket because of discipline and control temperament. He is the fastest to score 1000 runs in T20I cricket that show how good he is for the shorter format of the game. After scoring runs in domestic cricket Babar got the national team call-up in 2015 against Zimbabwe but his career got new heights when he scores back to back three centuries against West Indies in ODI series which led to his Test cricket debut. He is often compared to Indian `Run Machine` Virat Kohli but Babar regards him as a senior cricketer always.read more
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam could be in deep trouble after a woman has accused him of sexual exploitation over 10 years, reported Pakistan media.
This will be Babar Azam's maiden appearance for Pakistan as their captain in the longest format of the game.
Babar said that added responsibility of captaincy in all three formats won't affect his batting.
This is the first PSL title for Karachi while Lahore haven't won it as yet in the five-year history of the tournament.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced that Babar had replaced Azhar as Test captain.
Babar is now Pakistan captain across all three formats and his first assignment will be the ICC World Test Championship fixtures against New Zealand, which will be played in Mount Maunganui and Christchurch from December 26-30 and January 3-7.
The PCB confirmed on Sunday that the agenda for Monday's meeting included a review of the report on the national men's team performances.
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to announce a new Test captain on November 11 to replace Azhar Ali, who will, however, remain a part of the 35-member jumbo squad for the New Zealand tour.
Azam hit a fluent half-century and spurred Pakistan to a six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in a Twenty20 international on Saturday.
Babar has been a familiar name at the top of the T20I batting table and is currently the only one in the top five of all three formats.
The 30-year-old Ahmed took 5-40 as Zimbabwe was bowled out for 206 in 45 overs after the visitors won the toss and opted to bat.
On the recent tour of England, Azam was not at his usual best as he could manage 69 runs in three rain-marred Tests and 56 runs in the two completed T20I matches.
Shoaib Akhtar also criticised the Pakistan team and its players for their insecure and confusing nature.
The 25-year-old is currently leading Pakistan in the three-match T20I series, the first of which had ended in a no result due to rain on Friday.
But after toiling long and hard, Broad finally managed to draw that softest of nick off Babar's outside edge with the delivery on the fourth stump which was comfortably taken by Jos Buttler.
Nasser feels that the political tensions have deprived Pakistan players of an IPL experience while naming Babar, the present No.1 ranked T20I batsman.
Babar Azam was among runs in the first innings of the recently-concluded Manchester Test against England and fans and critics alike showered praise on him for his gritty display.
Comparison between Kohli and Babar have increased over the past couple of years with the latter finding his rhythm in Test cricket as well.
Ramiz noted that Babar was facing the ball with open shoulders which would prevent him from playing his drives.