Who’s Better Between Fawad Alam and Babar Azam

Pakistan’s top-order has been disappointing in recent times, with Abid Ali, Imran Butt, and Azhar Ali failing to impress in the two-match Test series against the West Indies. The batting line-up has largely been dependent on the strong middle-order, containing the likes of Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, and Mohammad Rizwan.

Ever since the retirement of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq in 2017, Pakistan had struggled to find the right combination for the middle-order. With the likes of Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali failing to step up and take responsibility, the burden fell on the shoulders of Babar Azam.

Fawad Alam’s comeback to the national side has helped ease the burden on Babar’s shoulders, with the experienced batsman taking on the responsibility of carrying the innings and scoring gritty centuries.

Both Babar and Fawad were the stars of the show during the Test series against the West Indies as they finished as the top two run-scorers in the series. They shared an unbeaten partnership of 158 runs in the first innings of the second Test match, rescuing Pakistan from a precarious position as they were struggling at 2/3. Their partnership came to an end as Fawad retired hurt after suffering from cramps.

While Babar scored a magnificent knock of 75, Fawad came back to bat and scored yet another Test century. Pakistan’s experienced duo helped secure a victory in the Test match and draw the series 1-1.

Pakistan’s top-order has been disappointing in recent times, with Abid Ali, Imran Butt, and Azhar Ali failing to impress in the two-match Test series against the West Indies. The batting line-up has largely been dependent on the strong middle-order, containing the likes of Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, and Mohammad Rizwan.

Ever since the retirement of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq in 2017, Pakistan had struggled to find the right combination for the middle-order. With the likes of Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali failing to step up and take responsibility, the burden fell on the shoulders of Babar Azam.

Fawad Alam’s comeback to the national side has helped ease the burden on Babar’s shoulders, with the experienced batsman taking on the responsibility of carrying the innings and scoring gritty centuries.

Both Babar and Fawad were the stars of the show during the Test series against the West Indies as they finished as the top two run-scorers in the series. They shared an unbeaten partnership of 158 runs in the first innings of the second Test match, rescuing Pakistan from a precarious position as they were struggling at 2/3. Their partnership came to an end as Fawad retired hurt after suffering from cramps.

 

While Babar scored a magnificent knock of 75, Fawad came back to bat and scored yet another Test century. Pakistan’s experienced duo helped secure a victory in the Test match and draw the series 1-1.

Fawad’s magnificent century was the fifth of his Test career, and he has now scored as many centuries as Babar Azam. While Babar has taken 35 Test matches to score 5 centuries, Fawad has achieved the feat in only 13 matches.

Babar has scored 2,362 runs at an average of 42.94 in 35 matches, while Fawad, on the other hand, has 895 runs at an average of 47.10 in 13 matches.

Both the batsmen have been crucial in Pakistan’s recent Test success and Pakistan cricket fans will be hoping that they will continue to perform in the coming years.

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