Pakistani captain Babar Azam has started to lead the pack in the International Cricket Council’s Men’s ODI Batting Rankings, outperforming India’s chief Virat Kohli, after his heavenly presentation against England at Edgbaston on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old Pakistan skipper — who struck a fine 158 in the last match of the series — has acquired eight rating focuses to arrive at a career-best 873 rating focuses, 16 more than Kohli, who is in the runner up.
India’s Rohit Sharma is third in the ICC Men’s positioning with 825 rating focuses, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor is in fourth with 801 rating focuses, while Australia’s Aaron Finch positions fifth with 791 rating focuses.
Despite the fact that England had the option to clear the ODI series 3-0, Azam’s 158 assisted him with joining set up a fighting score against the English. Azam crushed four shots over the fence for a most extreme and stroked 14 limits in his 139-balls innings that likewise brought his fourteenth ODI hundred — in his 81st innings — to make him the speediest to arrive at the achievement of 14 ODI hundreds of years.
This was likewise Babar’s third ODI hundred on the English soil, making him the primary Pakistani to do as such. Saeed Anwar, Fakhar Zaman, and Imam ul Haq had scored two ODI hundreds each. Babar was at that point the primary Pakistani to score 1,000 sudden spikes in demand for English soil.
The 158-run score was the most elevated ever by a Pakistani commander in an ODI outperforming Shoaib Malik’s 125* against India in Karachi in 2008. This was likewise the most elevated by any Pakistani player on English soil, beating the past best by Imam ul Haq who had scored an individual inning of 151.