Yet another big achievement for Pakistani skipper Babar Azam

Yet another big achievement for Pakistani skipper Babar Azam

DUBAI – The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday named Pakistan skipper Babar Azam in the Men’s Test Team of the Year 2022.

The team includes 11 players who produced remarkable returns in the 2022 calendar year, with either bat, ball or their all-round talents.

Pakistan’s Test captain Babar Azam was consistently outstanding with the bat throughout 2022, scoring four centuries and a further seven half-centuries in the calendar year.

In nine matches he hit an extraordinary 1184 runs at an average of 69.94, with his four centuries coming one each against the four Test opponents he faced.

The much-anticipated home series against Australia saw Babar hit 390 runs in home conditions, and he amassed 348 more when England visited later in the year. His 196 against the Aussies in Karachi in March was, and still is, his highest individual score in Tests.

Earlier, Babar Azam named captain of the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year 2022.