- Despite being ranked No. 1 in ODI rankings, Babar Azam’s performance in the World Cup 2023 has taken a nosedive, raising concerns about his consistency
- Babar Azam ranks third in terms of the worst batting average by a captain in the 2023 World Cup
- In the World Cup, Babar has managed only 83 runs in four matches
Babar Azam, Pakistan’s cricket sensation, has long been a prominent figure in the world of cricket. His achievements have often put him at the top of the list. However, despite maintaining his No. 1 ODI ranking, his recent performance has taken a noticeable dip, causing concerns among fans and critics alike.
The issue that has been plaguing Babar is his struggle to maintain consistency in his gameplay. His ability to score runs and win games for the team has diminished, leaving many puzzled. This inconsistency has begun to take a toll on his role as the captain of the team, making his leadership abilities a subject of controversy.
One glaring statistic that highlights Babar’s woes in the World Cup 2023 is his batting average, which stands at a concerning 20.75, ranking him at No. 3 for the worst batting average by a captain in the tournament. This unenviable position is shared with some other notable names, including Shakib Al Hasan, Temba Bavuma, and Pat Cummins.
Babar’s struggles are further reflected in his run-scoring performance. In the four matches he has played so far, he has only managed to accumulate a mere 83 runs. His highest score in this tournament remains at 50, a figure that falls short of his usual standards. Notably, in the first two matches that Pakistan won, his individual contribution was limited to just 15 runs.
Babar Azam recent performance stats:
The recent performance of Babar Azam in odi format is as follow;
|Runs||Balls||Fours||Sixes||Strike Rate||Inns||Dismissal Type||Ovrs||Against||Venue|
|10||29||2||0||41.66||3||bowled||2||v India||Colombo (RPS)|
|29||54||3||0||82.85||3||stumped||1||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)|
|10||17||1||0||66.66||3||caught||2||v Sri Lanka||Hyderabad|
Amidst the criticism from fans and cricket legends, there are still those who hold onto hope, waiting for the Babar Azam of old to make a triumphant return. However, as the World Cup 2023 progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that this might be a challenging feat for the talented cricketer, and his struggles continue to be a source of concern for the Pakistan team and its supporters.