Babar Azam has quickly emerged as probably the most reliable batter in Pakistan’s lineup. Within a short space of time, the right-handed batsman has become the backbone of the team and he has proved his ace abilities in various conditions around the world.
In addition to piling on heaps of runs individually, Babar’s frequent involvement in century partnerships depicts his role as an anchor in Pakistan’s lineup. To put things into perspective, the no.3 has been involved in 10 partnerships of 100 runs or more since his debut, the most for any Pakistani batsman during this period.
He was once again instrumental in Pakistan’s victory over New Zealand in the second ODI as he played second fiddle to Fakhar Zaman in a 101-run stand.