Pakistan captain Babar Azam grew to become the ICC ODI Participant of the yr following his impactful efficiency all through 2021.
He beat the likes of Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, Eire’s Paul Stirling and South Africa’s Janneman Malan. Amongst the gamers Shakib really was his powerful contender to realize the highest submit, reviews BSS.
An ICC assertion stated: “Babar Azam might need performed solely six ODIs in 2021, however he made very important contributions within the two collection that Pakistan performed this yr.”
He was the second-highest run-scorer with 228 runs and was the Participant of the Match in each of Pakistan’s wins within the 2-1 collection victory towards South Africa. The architect of Pakistan’s chase of 274 within the first ODI, Babar made a century and laid the inspiration with an 82-ball 94 within the remaining ODI the place the guests posted 320 batting first.
He was the lone warrior for Pakistan once they have been swept by England 3-0. He accrued 177 runs in three video games however discovered no help not one of the different batters managed to attain greater than 100 within the collection.
Nevertheless, three Bangladeshi players-Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan made their option to the ICC ODI staff of the yr. However Shakib made him apparent.
The veteran all-rounder continued to showcase his class for Bangladesh within the 50-over format in 2021. In 9 matches, he managed to attain 277 runs at a median of 39.57 with two half-centuries. He additionally scalped up 17 wickets at a median of 17.52. He was in full flight in his return to worldwide cricket within the collection towards West Indies at residence, the place he was adjudged the Participant of the Sequence for his efforts.