The appointment of Babar Azam as the skipper of the Pakistan Cricket Team has turned out to be a positive move for the country’s cricket. It has completely changed the mindset of the team and Pakistan has witnessed a revival of cricket over the years.
Babar Azam has been very successful as captain of the Pakistan team. He has led the team to victory in several series, including a 2-1 Test series win over Australia in 2019. Babar has also led the team to the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
His achievements speak of his positive impact on the players and the whole team. He leads by setting up examples as he is a world-class batsman and a highly respected batsman. The cricket betting sites have amazing odds with them.
In this article, we have compiled a list of 5 major wins of Pakistan’s cricket team under the captaincy of Babar Azam.
1) Pakistan vs India – T20 World Cup 2021
Pakistan and India are arch-rivals in every segment and this is because of the political instability between the two countries and a rich history. In cricket, the meeting of two teams is the biggest event in sports entertainment. Under Babar’s captaincy, Pakistan met India in T20 World Cup 2021 and the buildup to the game was so high that both teams were under pressure.
However, Pakistan came out on top and won the fixture by 10 wickets where Babar himself in partnership with Mohammad Rizwan finished the chase. It was the biggest win for Pakistan because of two reasons, firstly Pakistan never won a match against India in a World Cup and secondly, India was unable to pick a single wicket of Pakistan in the game.
2) Pakistan vs India – Asia Cup 2022
Another major victory for Pakistan was against India in 2022 during the Asia Cup in UAE during the Super 4 fixtures. India batted first and scored 162-6 in their 20 overs. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with 76 runs, while Virat Kohli made 32. Pakistan's bowlers were led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, who took 2-26.
In reply, Pakistan chased down the target with ease, thanks to a 112-run opening partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Azam scored 72 runs, while Rizwan made 40. The match was a closely contested affair, but Pakistan was the better team on the day.
3) Pakistan vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022
The year 2022 was a golden period for Pakistan as they witnessed some of the best victories against major teams in international cricket. During the 2022 T20 World Cup, Pakistan showed their true spirit of cricket and played their best game against South Africa. Even after losing two consecutive games and knowing their chances to make it to the semi-finals are very less, Pakistan showcased their best game against South Africa at the group stage.
Pakistan batted first and scored 185 but in reply, Pakistani bowlers turned out to be ferocious for the Proteas batters and Shaheen Afridi picked up 3 wickets. Due to the intervention of rains, with the DLS method, Pakistan was declared the winner of the game.
4) Pakistan vs Australia 2nd ODI March 2022
Pakistan always comes out as a stronger team on their home grounds. They displayed their dominance during Australia’s tour of Pakistan in March 2022 and especially in the 2nd ODI where Australia batted first and scored 348 runs.
In reply, Pakistan had a positive start where Fakhar Zaman scored 67, Imam-ul-Hq scored 106 and Babar himself scored 114. Pakistan finished their chase with 6 wickets in hand and 6 balls were left to bowl. In the end, Pakistan successfully scored 349 runs at a loss of 4 wickets.
5) Pakistan vs South Africa T20 Series
During Pakistan’s tour to South Africa, Men in Green played four T20 matches against the Proteas squad. Babar Azam and his men scored a 3-1 series win and stunned everyone with their brilliant performance on the foreign pitch.
It was a team display where every player contributed at his best. As expected, Babar Azam led with examples and played match-winning innings, and gave his team a solid start in the shortest format of cricket.