New Delhi: Pakistan captain Babar Azam used to be named the ICC Males’s ODI Cricketer of the Yr 2022, successful the coveted honour for the second one 12 months in a row. He defeated pageant from Australia’s leg-spinner Adam Zampa, West Indies’ opener Shai Hope and Zimbabwe’s off-spin all-rounder Sikandar Raza.
Babar performed handiest 9 ODI fits in 2022, however the 28-year-old made them rely as he smashed 3 centuries, an extra 5 half-centuries and handiest actually failed with the bat on one instance.
He has been on the best of the boys’s ODI participant ratings since July, 2021. Babar scored 679 runs at a surprising reasonable of 84.87 within the 9 fits he performed in 2022, registering 8 ratings of greater than fifty, 3 of which he transformed into masses.
As a captain, Babar had a memorable 12 months as captain of the Pakistan ODI group, successful all 3 sequence. Pakistan have been unstoppable within the ODI structure, shedding only one fit (in opposition to Australia) out of 9.
His best possible effort in ODIs this 12 months used to be 114 in opposition to Australia in Lahore. Set a frightening goal of 349 by way of Australia, Babar placed on a masterclass in chasing a complete. Strolling out to bat when his group wanted 231 from 187 balls, Babar nearly took his aspect house with an outstanding show of shot-making.
He introduced up his hundred off simply 73 balls, his quickest ever in ODI cricket and fixed round until the forty fourth over. The remainder of the batters completed the task as they recorded their highest-ever a hit chase in ODIs, with Babar deservedly named Participant of the Fit.
Richard Illingworth received the award for Umpire of the Yr in 2022. Illingworth, who performed 9 Checks and 25 ODIs for England as a left-arm spinner from 1991-96, had received the honor previous in 2019.