Babar Azam

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Babar Azam hopes to regain batting form in England T20Is

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said Monday that he hopes a seven-match series against England starting in Karachi this week will help him return to his best scoring form, after a lean Asia Cup earlier this month.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

Saqlain backs Babar and Rizwan after Asia Cup loss

Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq defended his team's Twenty20 playing style after losing Sunday's Asia Cup final, saying they were on the right track for next month's T20 World Cup.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

‘As a unit we are doing fantastically well’

Bhanuka Rajapaksa on Sunday said Sri Lanka's cricket has proved a point to the world with their sixth Asia Cup title after his unbeaten 71 set up a commanding 23-run win over Pakistan.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Lankans' dynamism their biggest weapon

Sri Lanka exude confidence at the moment, having secured four back-to-back victories that begun with the win over Bangladesh. They geared for the final with a win in the dead-rubber Super Four stage game against Pakistan in what was a dress rehearsal for the final. Their plans have been like clockwork, especially with the bat.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

Rizwan displaces Babar as top-ranked T20I batter

Anew batter has scaled the peak of the MRF Tyres ICC Men's Player Rankings for T20Is after his exceptional performances in the Asia Cup.

September 5, 2022
September 5, 2022

Virat Kohli heaps praise on 'nice guy' Babar Azam

Virat Kohli believes there is a healthy amount of respect between the India and Pakistan players, despite the fierce on-field rivalry between the two sides.

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Kohli or Babar's time?

There is a certain camaraderie among the current generation of India and Pakistan players. Virat Kohli's gesture to Shaheen Afridi or Harris Rauf, and his remarks about Babar Azam all set a friendly tone. But beneath the surface, it is still an India-Pakistan clash and it still is arguably the biggest rivalry in world cricket despite the fact that the archnemesis only meet each other in multi-nation events. At the tip of that rivalry is the competitive wonders that are Kohli and Babar Azam.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

Babar confesses Pakistan missed Afridi 

Debutant pace bowler Naseem Shah stood out for Pakistan with figures of 2-27 but a foot injury in the last few overs had him limping as India took control with the right-left batting pair of Pandya and Jadeja. Pakistan skipper, the losing captain, during post-match did admit his side missed the services of pacer Shaheen Afridi, who was forced out of the six-nation tournament through injury.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Babar and Co ‘oozing with confidence' ahead of 'just another game'

Pakistan captain Babar Azam exuded confidence ahead of today's Asia Cup clash against arch-rivals India.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Virat is still one of the best batters: Babar

Virat Kohli is set to return to action in the Asia Cup T20 tournament in the much-anticipated match between India and Pakistan on Sunday after taking a month-long break. Kohli, who rested during the recent white-ball tour of West Indies and Zimbabwe, has seen an extended lean patch, having scored an international century in November 2019. His batting slump has also raised questions over his place in the current Indian setup.