Babar Azam is one of the most stylish modern-day batters with established international and league cricket records. Although he played in different leagues all around the world, we are going to analyze Babar Azam’s PSL career. How many PSL teams has he so far represented? The answer is two. The first was Islamabad United, which he joined during the inaugural season of PSL in 2015, and the second is Karachi Kings, which he has been a part of since 2017. Babar Azam in PSL 01 scored only 15 runs for Islamabad United in two matches with a batting average of 7.5.
In 2023 Babar Azam joined Peshawar Zalmi as skipper.
The following is his in-depth Team Analysis:
Based on the above table, we may conclude that Babar Azam’s PSL stint with Karachi Kings has been more fascinating in terms of runs achieved and batting average. He only got to play in two games for Isalamad United, but Karachi Kings provided him with the majority of his exposure with more than 50 matches in his PSL career.
Babar Azam PSL Runs
Since the start of his playing career in PSL, Babar Azam has been one of the PSL’s most dominant strikers and leading runs scorer in PSL. He earned the man of the tournament award while playing as vice-captain for Karachi Kings in the PSL and led his team to the final victory of the 2020 season. His overall batting performance in PSL with runs is as follows:
Babar Azam PSL Score in 2022
In 2022, Babar played 10 matches and scored 343 runs with batting average of 38 and 02 half centuries.
Babar Azam Highest Score in PSL
Babar Azam’s highest score in PSL is 115 (against Quetta Gladiators) and he achieved this figure in the 2023 seasons of PSL. He scores these runs with a strike rate of 177. His detailed highest score in PSL is as follows:
Babar Azam PSL Performance by Season
Babar Azam had highs and lows throughout his PSL career. His first year was very low as he could only play two matches for Islamabad United.
In 2018 (PSL 03), he scored 05 half-centuries, which was the highest number that season.
Babar Azam had very successful PSL seasons in 2020 and 2021 because he could score well in each of them. In 2021, he scored 554 runs with 07 half-centuries, still the highest number of runs in a single edition of PSL.
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This is clearly evident from the above table that Babar Azam scored brilliantly in the 2020 and 2021 season of PSL.
Babar Azam’s PSL Career As Captain
Babar Azam was announced as captain of Karachi Kings in the 2020 PSL season. Since then he captained Karachi Kings in 11 PSL matches and the following are his stats:
- As a captain, he scored the highest individual score of 115 runs.
- His batting Average as a captain is 37, with 02 half-centuries to his name for Karachi Kings.
As a player, Babar has much better stats with a 43 batting average 21 half-centuries, and a 122 strike rate. This shows that Babar has performed very well as a player than as a captain.
Babar Azam PSL Runs by Batting Positions
Babar Azam batted at the first four positions in PSL in different seasons. He has had great success as the number two batter.
At number 02 position in PSL, he has scored the most runs with the highest average and highest number of half-centuries. His performance at other batting orders is as follows:
Babar Azam Dismissal Summary in PSL
Babar Azam was dismissed by almost all types of bowlers in PSL. If we look at the data, he struggled against Right Arm Bowlers more than left-arm bowlers.
How Babar dismissed by bowlers in his PSL Career?
Babar Azam Fielding Career in PSL
Babar has an outstanding fielding career in PSL. Till now, he has taken 39 catches most of which came against IU (15). His most catches in an inning are 04 which he took against Islamabad United in PSL 2019 season.