Babar Azam has re-entered in the top 5 ICC rankings for all formats as he was recently dropped to the sixth spot. The Pakistani batsman has taken over Australia’s David Warner place as he has now dropped to fourth.
Holding the fifth position in the tests, it makes Babar the only batsman to feature in the top 5 ICC current rankings. However, he is the only Pakistani to achieve the milestone.
The other four, Steve Smith, Virat Kholi, Marnus Labuschagne, and Kane Williamson have retained their first, second, third, and fourth spot respectively.
Babar Azam: The only batsman in the top 5 ICC rankings of all formats
Undoubtedly, Babar is one of the best batsmen across the world. Also, he is the only player who can be considered as the backbone of his team in all formats of the game with utmost consistency. He is well-known to hit cover drives especially on full-length deliveries and has made cover drives hitting techniques a trick against opponents. Babar will be among the top 5 batsmen of the decade across all formats soon.
The player smashed 69 and 5 runs respectively in the two innings for the first test and made 47 runs in the first innings of the second test as the match got abandoned later.
The Ageas Bowl seems to be in the threat as the bad light had interrupted the Day 4 of the second test match between England and Pakistan. The match had already suffered a massive delay amidst the bad weather conditions at Southampton.
The bad light might have been dangerous for continuing to keep playing. The poor light finally halted the play and the last test match is to be player at the same venue.