Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, is currently the top batsman in the ICC ODI rankings. Many experts think he will do really well in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, happening in India from October 5th.
One former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambir, made a bold prediction. He said Babar might score “three or four centuries” in the World Cup. He praised Babar’s skills and said it would be tough for other bowlers to stop him.
Other experts, like former South African bowler Dale Steyn, also believe Babar will shine at the World Cup. Steyn thinks Babar could end up as the tournament’s top run-scorer.
In the World Cup warm-up games, Babar played well, scoring 80 runs against New Zealand. Unfortunately, Pakistan was defeated by five wickets in the game.
Babar scored 474 runs in eight games during the 2019 ODI World Cup with an average of 67.71 and a strike rate of 87.77. His greatest score, 101 against New Zealand, was one of his three fifty-sevens and one century.
On October 6 in Hyderabad, Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 campaign gets underway against the Netherlands.