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Cricket World Player of the Week - Babar Azam

Babar Azam
Babar Azam
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Pakistan captain Babar Azam has emerged as the epitome of consistency, finishing the three-match ODI series against West Indies with 181 runs at 60.33.


Azam recently struck three ODI centuries on the trot, becoming the first batsman in one day international cricket to achieve the feat twice.

He struck a brilliant century against West Indies on the back of back-to-back centuries in Pakistan's last ODI assignment against Australia.

As the Pakistan captain made another half-century in the second ODI, he became the first-ever batter to score 9 consecutive half-centuries in International cricket across formats.

His 77 in the 2nd ODI saw Pakistan beat West Indies by 120 runs and take an unassailable lead in the series. The home side cleaned up the visitors by 53 runs in the final ODI to register a comfortable clean sweep.

Babar Azam finished the series as the second-highest run-scorer behind Imam-ul-Haq with 181 runs, with the help of 14 boundaries and one six.

Azam was not in the best of form in the Pakistan Super League but has turned it around with some extremely consistent performances. There is no doubt that Babar is on the path to greatness in white-ball cricket.

 

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