Babar Azam has develop into the primary Pakistani to win his first 4 Take a look at matches as captain. Babar surpassed the file of the previous captains, Waqar Younis and Saleem Malik, who had gained three of their first 4 matches as captain.
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Babar’s troops wrapped up the collection in opposition to Zimbabwe after a medical efficiency on the primary three days of the Take a look at match. Pakistan gained the collection 2-0 and gained each the matches by a margin of an innings. Babar’s different two victories got here in opposition to South Africa in a 2-0 collection win at dwelling.
Though the group put in an impressive efficiency, Babar’s efficiency within the Take a look at collection in opposition to Zimbabwe was worrisome. He solely scored 2 runs in 2 innings, together with a duck within the first Take a look at match. His general batting file as Take a look at captain is poor as effectively. He has scored 124 runs and just one half-century at a mean of 20.66 in his 4 matches as captain.
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His latest performances have seen him slip down the ICC Take a look at batsman rankings as effectively. He moved down from sixth to ninth after a poor exhibiting within the first Take a look at match. He’s anticipated to fall even additional as soon as the brand new rankings are launched this week.
Though he will not be in a wealthy vein of type himself, Babar has said a number of occasions that his primary intention is for the group to win matches and transfer up within the ICC rankings. Babar will shift his focus in the direction of the rest of PSL 6 earlier than turning his consideration in the direction of Pakistan’s limited-overs tour of England in July.