Asia Cup 2023: Babar Azam's Pakistan the strongest contender

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Aug 30, 2023

Pakistan rule ODI chart!

Babar Azam's Pakistan defeated Afghanistan 3-0 to become No. 1 team in ODI rankings. IND (3), BNG(7), SL (8), AFG(9) also in top 10.

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Pakistan's run-machine!

Pakistan captain Babar Azam who ended Virat Kohli's 41-month-long reign in ODIs in April 2021 has held on to the top position for over 2 years.

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Sublime top-order

Apart from Babar, Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq (No.3) and Fakhar Zaman (No.5) also dominate the ODI batting charts.

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Shaheen Shah Afridi - Pakistan's Trump Card

Shaheen Shah Afridi, who missed the event last year, could spell trouble for India's top order. The pacer has 74 wickets in 38 ODIs.

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Lethal pace-trio

The young and fearsome pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, has the potential to wreak havoc on any batting order.

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Spirited all-rounders

Pakistan boasts of several quality all-rounders in Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usama Mir and Agha Salman, who can all win the game for their side.

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Pak to start at home!

Pakistan will play a couple of Asia Cup matches at home which will surely lift their spirits. Their matches vs India will be played in Sri Lanka.

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