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Babar Azam will soon be in the same league of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith

Babar Azam has been brilliant for Pakistan over the years. The 24-year-old Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam is a highly talented batsman. He is very consistent with the bat in the present time.

Babar Azam made his debut for Pakistan back in 2015 and ever since, he has carved himself a reputation as one the national team’s most reliable batters. In both ODIs and T20Is, the Lahore-born talent averages over 50 and has been a thorn in the flesh of the opponents. In Test cricket, the youngster is still finding his feet, but has 11 fifties and a century in 21 games.

The right-handed batsman has played 21 Tests, 72 ODIs and 30 T20Is where he has scored 1,235 runs, 3,213 runs and 1,247 runs respectively. His Test average is 35.28 while his ODI average is 53.55 and T20I average is 54.21.

At present, Babar Azam is the no.1-ranked T20I batsman, no.3-ranked ODI batsman and no.16-ranked Test batsman. Photo: PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty Images

At present, Babar Azam is the no.1-ranked T20I batsman, no.3-ranked ODI batsman and no.16-ranked Test batsman. He is the present vice-captain of the national team in ODI and T20I cricket.

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Babar finished as the leading run-scorer for Pakistan. The right-handed batsman scored 474 runs in that tournament in eight innings with an average of 67.71.

He was very consistent in that tournament as he scored 22, 63, 30, 48, 69, 101*, 45 and 96 runs respectively. Overall, Babar finished as the eighth-most run-scorer in that tournament.

With the Pakistan team beginning a new chapter under the guidance of head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, Sarfaraz is expecting nothing else but another top show from Azam.

Sarfaraz Ahmed has recently praised Babar Azam for his consistent batting performances. He feels that very quickly Babar can be in the category of the present world-class batsmen.

Sarfaraz Ahmed feels the hard work of Babar Azam will soon put him in the same bracket of Steve Smith and Virat Kohli. However, as per him, he is already in the same league but Sarfaraz Ahmed Wants Babar Azam to be called as a fabulous batsman by every cricket fanatic.

“Babar Azam can be in that category the of (Smith, Kohli, Root, and Williamson) way he is progressing. In truth, he even ranks among them now. If he can keep up his form, he’ll begin to be talked among that list by everyone very quickly,” the Pakistan captain was quoted as saying.

Pakistan national cricket team is ready to begin their new journey after the CWC 2019. They are hosting the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. In this historic series, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are ready to play the three-match ODI and three-match T20I series.

While Sarfaraz Ahmed is continuously leading the Pakistan side in these series, Babar Azam is playing as the vice-captain. Babar was appointed as the vice-captain of the Pakistan team ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka.

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