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Martin Guptill, the attacking New Zealand batsman, said Pakistan captain Babar Azam has found the answer to consistently scoring runs.
Azam has established his reputation as one of the elite batsmen in the game as he has regularly been Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in all three formats.
Currently, he averages 48.63 in Tests, 59.17 in ODIs and 41.48 in T20Is.
“Consistency is the key, and he has been able to find a way to be consistent,” Guptill was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
In the recent limited overs series against New Zealand, Azam amassed 130 runs in five T20Is, which included a century, at an average of 43.33 and a strike-rate of 146.06.
The 28-year-old followed it up with 276 runs in five ODIs, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 55.20.
Guptill, meanwhile, featured in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he had a big impact for the Quetta Gladiators, scoring 310 runs in nine matches, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 38.75 and a strike-rate of 150.48.
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