Know your Champions Trophy squad: Babar Azam

Know your Champions Trophy squad: Babar Azam
Babar Azam

Pakistan’s rising batting star, Babar Azam will play an integral part in success or failure of his team in the Champions Trophy, which is to be played in England from 1 to 18 June.

Babar Azam has been arguably Pakistan’s most decent batsman in the limited-overs format since he made his international debut against Zimbabwe in 2015. He joined the elite club by scoring three back to back centuries against West Indies in the UAE.

Azam is the fastest to reach 1,000 ODI runs in 21 innings along with Viv Richards, Kevin Petersen, Jonathan Trott and Quinton De Kock.

The 22-year old Babar Azam has struck five centuries and six half-centuries so far in just 26 games that he has played. He is maintaining an average of 55.08 and has scored 1,322 runs so far.

Babar Azam is a treat to watch, he has got the temperament to play long innings for his team. He has the capability of changing his batting style according to the situation and soak the pressure for his team, which can come extremely handy specially in the game against India.

If he clicks for Pakistan, the team will surely be in a stronger position.