Star batsman Babar Azam on Wednesday was named in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI Team of the Year for the second time in his profession.
2019 rundown likewise includes cricketing behemoths, for example, India’s Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes of England and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.
Azam, who had additionally made the rundown in 2017, offered thanks towards his group and furthermore saluted ladies’ group’s everything rounder Nida Dar for her consideration in the T20I Team of the Year.
“I am grateful to the ICC and its jury for perceiving my accomplishments with the bat. I am likewise profoundly appreciative to my colleagues and fans,” he said.
“I likewise need to praise Nida Dar, who was named in the ICC T20I Women’s Team of 2019. Ladies’ cricket in Pakistan is on the ascent and Nida, alongside others, is making noteworthy commitment.”
In 2019, the 25-year-old Azam scored 1,092 runs in 20 ODIs at a noteworthy normal of 60.66. He likewise scored three centuries and six half-hundreds of years.
Around the same time, Azam likewise included in his first Men’s Cricket World Cup and made the Pakistan record for the most elevated score in a release by making 474 runs. He as of now sits on the third spot in the ODI Player Rankings.
Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan praised the couple and included that Babar’s accomplishment would offer want to the U-19 group in front of the World Cup as the batsman himself is a result of the U-19 arrangement.
“For the benefit of the PCB, I need to compliment both Babar Azam and Nida Dar for making Pakistan glad. I trust their accomplishments will motivate the group of people yet to come of cricketers,” he said.
“Our U19 group is in South Africa, getting ready for the U19 Cricket World Cup. I am certain they will take a great deal of heart from Babar’s accomplishment thinking about that he excessively moved on from this competition to get one of the best of his period.”
Babar Azam named in ICC 2019 ODI Team of the Year
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