Full name Mohammad Babar Azam
Born October 15, 1994, Lahore, Punjab
Current age 22 years 281 days
Major teams Pakistan, Islamabad United, Pakistan A, Pakistan Under-15s, Pakistan Under-19s, Pakistan Under-23s, Rawalpindi Rams, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Dubai (DSC), Oct 13-17, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 31, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Pakistan at The Oval, Jun 18, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Pakistan at Manchester, Sep 7, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20I||West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 2, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||National Bank of Pakistan v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Sialkot, Dec 10-13, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Pakistan Customs v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Multan, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||India v Pakistan at The Oval, Jun 18, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Lahore Eagles v Hyderabad Hawks at Lahore, Dec 1, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20s||West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 2, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|46||Pakistan||v India||The Oval||18 Jun 2017||ODI # 3894|
|38*||Pakistan||v England||Cardiff||14 Jun 2017||ODI # 3889|
|10||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Cardiff||12 Jun 2017||ODI # 3888|
|31*||Pakistan||v South Africa||Birmingham||7 Jun 2017||ODI # 3881|
|8||Pakistan||v India||Birmingham||4 Jun 2017||ODI # 3878|
|-||Pakistan||v Australia||Birmingham||29 May 2017||Other OD|
|1||Pakistan||v Bangladesh||Birmingham||27 May 2017||Other OD|
|55, 0||Pakistan||v West Indies||Roseau||10 May 2017||Test # 2261|
|0, 0||Pakistan||v West Indies||Bridgetown||30 Apr 2017||Test # 2260|
|72, 9*||Pakistan||v West Indies||Kingston||21 Apr 2017||Test # 2259|
A right-hand, top-order batsman known for his discipline and level-headed attitude, Babar Azam laid claim to a long-term spot in Pakistan's batting line-up with a strong performance in 2016, making three consecutive ODI hundreds against West Indies in the UAE, and a 90 in his third Test, in Hamilton. He was 22 years old at the time.
Born in Lahore and a first cousin to the Akmal brothers, Azam made his way up through age-group cricket. His journey began at an under-15 world championship in 2008 and he played two under-19 World Cups in 2010 and 2012, where he was Pakistan's top run-scorer.
"We didn't have to guide him, he was on his own, but we were supportive all the way," Kamran Akmal said. Azam had the distinction of top scoring regularly in age-group domestic cricket before he was called up to the national side in 2015 and made his debut during the home ODI series against Zimbabwe - a rarity because Azam's rise was during Pakistan's isolation as an international venue due to security concerns.
His hat-trick of ODI hundreds against West Indies led to a Test debut in the Test series that followed, and Azam had to opportunity to cement his spot as the careers of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq wound down.
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