Full name Mohammad Babar Azam
Born October 15, 1994, Lahore, Punjab
Current age 22 years 100 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||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 31, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Pakistan at Manchester, Sep 7, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Sep 27, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||National Bank of Pakistan v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Sialkot, Dec 10-13, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Pakistan Customs v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Multan, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lahore Eagles v Hyderabad Hawks at Lahore, Dec 1, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Sep 27, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|31||Pakistan||v Australia||Sydney||22 Jan 2017||ODI # 3822|
|84||Pakistan||v Australia||Perth||19 Jan 2017||ODI # 3820|
|34||Pakistan||v Australia||Melbourne||15 Jan 2017||ODI # 3818|
|33||Pakistan||v Australia||Brisbane||13 Jan 2017||ODI # 3817|
|98||Pakistanis||v CA XI||Brisbane||10 Jan 2017||LA|
|0, 9||Pakistan||v Australia||Sydney||3 Jan 2017||Test # 2245|
|23, 3||Pakistan||v Australia||Melbourne||26 Dec 2016||Test # 2242|
|19, 14||Pakistan||v Australia||Brisbane||15 Dec 2016||Test # 2240|
|16, 22||Pakistanis||v CA XI||Cairns||8 Dec 2016||FC|
|90*, 16||Pakistan||v New Zealand||Hamilton||25 Nov 2016||Test # 2237|
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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