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Babar Azam names ICC ODI Cricketer of The Year

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Babar Azam names ICC ODI Cricketer of The Year

ICC ODI Cricketer of The Year: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam today named for ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2021. Young Pakistani skipper scored 405 runs in six games at an average of 67.50.

The 27-year-old was the second-highest run-scorer with 228 runs and he was the player of the match in both of Pakistan’s wins in the 2-1 series victory against South Africa.

To chase of 274 in the first ODI, Babar made a century and laid the foundation with an 82-ball 94 in the final ODI where the visitors posted 320 runs.

Skipper’s best performance this year came in a losing cause in the final ODI against England.

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Babar strung a 92–run stand with Imam-ul-Haq to bail Pakistan out of trouble.

He was cautious in his approach initially, bringing up his half-century in 72 balls. He made up for it by bringing up the next fifty runs in just 32 balls � it was his second ODI century of the year.

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South Africa umpire Marais Erasmus was named the Umpire of the Year for the third time after receiving the honour in 2016 and 2017.

The 57-year-old officiated in the just-concluded series between hosts South Africa and India.

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