Babar Azam becomes the 2nd player to be in top 10 rankings across all formats

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After an impressive 102* in the first innings of first Test match played at Rawalpindi, the young Pakistani batsman Babar Azam moved to number 9th in the latest ICC Test rankings. He became the 2nd player after Virat Kohli to be in the top 10 rankings across all three formats.

Babar Azam made his Test debut for Pakistan against West Indies at Dubai on 13th October. Since his debut, he has played 24 matches (45 innings) and scored 1547 runs with an average of 39.66. His best score till date has been 127*against New Zealand. So far in his Test career, Babar has hit 3 centuries and 12 half-centuries. During the recently concluded Australia tour, where Pakistan lost miserably, Babar was the top run getter with 1 century and 1 half-century. He is the backbone of the Pakistani batting line which struggled big time on Australian shores.

Babar would be looking to continue his brilliant form in the 2nd Test match to be played at National Stadium, Karachi from 19th December 2019.

The young talented Pakistani batsman has shown brilliant skills in One day international formats also. He is currently at number 3 position in 50 over format. He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe on 31st May 2015. So far Babar has played 74 matches (72 innings) and scored 3359 runs with an average of 54.17.

His best score in ODI format till date is 125*against West Indies in 2017. So far in his international career, Babar has hit 11 centuries and 15 half-centuries. Babar impressed one and all by scoring 3 successive centuries during the ODI series against West Indies played in UAE. Coming at number 3, he plays according to the situation of the game.

Babar Azam is currently the number 1 ranked batsman in ICC T20I rankings. He made his T20I debut for Pakistan on 7th September 2016 at Manchester against England. Since his debut, he has scored 1405 runs from 36 matches (36 innings) with an average of 50.17 and best score of 97* against West Indies in 2018.

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