Most aesthetically pleasing batsman in the world today, Ian Bishop on Pakistan cricketer who is a real gem in ODIs

Ian Bishop said Pakistan captain Babar Azam is the most aesthetically pleasing batsman in the world today

Ian Bishop: “As a white-ball player and particularly in ODIs, technically, temperamentally superb and aesthetically the most pleasing batsman in the world today”

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Well-known cricket commentator Ian Bishop said Pakistan captain Babar Azam is “aesthetically the most pleasing batsman in the world today”.

He noted that this is particularly true when it comes to Azam’s performances in ODI cricket, where he averages close to 60 with the bat.

Recently, the 27-year-old amassed 271 runs in two Tests against Sri Lanka, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 67.75.

Currently, he is playing in the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands and has accumulated 131 runs in two matches, which includes two half-centuries, at an average of 65.50.

“As a white-ball player and particularly in ODIs, technically, temperamentally superb and aesthetically the most pleasing batsman in the world today,” Bishop, a former West Indies fast bowler, told Cricwick.

Following the Netherlands series, Pakistan will take part in the Asia Cup, which will be held in the UAE from August 27 to September 11.

Pakistan squad for Netherlands ODIs: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Zahid Mehmood

Pakistan squad for Asia Cup: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

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