Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper, had an outstanding year in ODI cricket in 2022, winning the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year Award for a second consecutive year.
Babar Azam played only nine ODI matches in 2022, but made them count with 679 runs at an average of 84.87, including three centuries and five half-centuries.
He remained the No.1 ranked batter on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings throughout the year.
His exceptional consistency and performances helped Pakistan to maintain their position as a strong ODI team.
Leadership: Babar Azam also led his team with aplomb and to just one loss throughout the year, demonstrating his ability to lead his team to victory and maintain a positive team dynamic.
Memorable Performance: One of Babar Azam’s most memorable performances in 2022 was his 114 against Australia in Lahore at the end of March. It was a must-win encounter for Pakistan and he delivered when his country needed him most, almost taking his side home with an exceptional display of shot-making. He brought up his hundred from just 73 balls – his fastest ever in ODI cricket – and stuck around until the 45th over with the victory target in sight. He was named Player of the Match.
Overall Impact: Babar Azam’s performances and leadership in 2022 were instrumental in Pakistan’s success in ODI cricket that year, and his consistency and exceptional ability as a batter solidified his position as one of the top ODI players in the world.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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