Pakistan’s first T20I against Australia was abandoned due to rain despite 18.1 overs of play in the game. While Pakistan are ranked No. 1 in the world in the shortest format, they haven’t had the best of times in 20-over cricket, facing a whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka last month at home.
Nevertheless, their reputation as a dominant T20 unit continues to hold and wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan credited Babar Azam’s excellence at the top of the order for Pakistan’s unwavering success.
“We are the number one ranked side in T20 cricket because we have the No. 1 T20I batsman Babar Azam,” Rizwan said. Babar possesses the highest average for any batsman in T20Is and scored another sublime half-century in the game against Australia, showing why he is rated so highly.