Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Pic Credit: Twitter

Last Update on: October 20th, 2022 at 05:08 pm

The T20 World Cup has already started on a high note with some extraordinary shocks and upsets in the qualifiers. The Super 12 matches are about to begin on October 22 and there are discussions about who will be the top bat and ball performers in the marquee event. The most popular personal prediction is who will be the top scorer in the tournament.

Former Indian captain Virender Sehwag and former England captain Michael Vaughan have given their predictions for the top-scoring batsman in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022, which will be held in Australia.

Babar Azam Has Been Extraordinary – Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, who won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, picked Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as his choice. The 44-year-old said that he brings a sense of calm to the crease the way former India captain Virat Kohli, with whom the Pakistan skipper is frequently compared, does in T20s.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

“He has been extraordinary. Great fun to watch. There is a sense of calmness whenever Virat Kohli bats and you get something similar when watching Babar,” Sehwag said.

Former English batsman Michael Vaughan also said that Babar Azam forming a formidable opening innings for Pakistan with Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the order will only help him top the charts in the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Babar Azam and Shadab Khan
Babar Azam and Shadab Khan. Pic Credits: Twiter

“This year’s T20 World Cup, I am going with Babar Azam. Brilliant player, Pakistan’s opening batter. A great combination with Rizwan at the top of the order. So consistent, Babar Azam will score the most runs,” said Vaughan.

India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening encounter of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, on Sunday, October 23. Accuweather has predicted rain in the Australian metropolis from October 21, and if the news reports are to be believed, then rain can play the spoilsport on the big day.

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