Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Image: Twitter

Babar Azam has held his No. 1 spot in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings for batting after dominating the ODI series against Australia.

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While Imam-ul-Haq has climbed several ranks to No. 3 in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings for bowling.

Babar Azam Retains Top Spot In The Latest ICC ODI Rankings, After Back To Back Centuries Against Australia
Babar Azam and Imam
Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq. Image: PCB

Babar Azam is a Pakistani cricketer who has captained the country in all formats. He is now the only batsman in the world to be in the top five rankings across all forms and is regarded as one of the best batsmen in contemporary world cricket. He is now the best batsman in T20I and ODI cricket. [

Pakistani captain Babar Azam consolidated his No. 1 ODI batter title in the ODI rankings. Babar scored back-to-back centuries against Australia, totaling 276 runs at an average of 138 in the three-match series.

Pakistan defeats Australia for the first time in 20 years, Babar Azam hit back to back centuries:

Pakistan crushed Australia by nine wickets in the third and final ODI to secure the series on Saturday. Skipper Babar Azam hit his second consecutive century.

The home team put up a commanding performance at Gaddafi Stadium, dismissing Australia for 210 runs with the help of their fast bowlers, who shared eight wickets and then chased down the goal in only 37.5 overs.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Image Source: Twitter

Pakistan had previously lost six consecutive ODI series against Australia — and the preceding three-Test series 0-1 last month — before winning the historic 2-1 victory.

Pakistan’s brave display of talents and mental strength came after they lost the Test series 1-0 and started the ODI leg with a loss. Babar Azam, on the other hand, galvanized his men by scoring two consecutive centuries to help them win the series.

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