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Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes that Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq were the standout batsmen at the World Cup.
Azam broke Javed Miandad’s record for the most runs scored by a Pakistan batsman in a World Cup as he finished with 474 runs in eight games, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.
As for Imam, he accumulated 305 runs in eight matches, which included a century and a half-century, at an average of 38.12.
“Obviously [there were] a lot of positives for Pakistan in terms of their younger players standing tall at crucial stages and performing,” Misbah told ESPNcricinfo. “Babar Azam stands out if you look at the batting department. [His] first World Cup, he performed consistently. And Imam-ul-Haq, he performed very well.”
Even though Pakistan won their match against Bangladesh by 94 runs on Friday, it was not enough to get them into the World Cup semi-finals as they had to defeat Bangladesh by over 300 runs.