Babar has done well in 50-over cricket in the last 24 months. He is ranked No. 1 in the ODI Player Rankings, a position he has held since July 2021 and has also won the ODI Player of the Year award for the past two years. In the meantime, the right-handed batsman has piled up runs and his form has earned Pakistan a place among the best teams in ODI cricket.
Babar told the ICC, ‘My next target is to win the World Cup. It is a tournament that comes once in four years. I wish we do well in this to bring the trophy to Pakistan. You see a lot individually as well, but right now my aim is to win the World Cup.
By the way, in April-May, Pakistan has to play a five-match series against New Zealand at home, followed by a match with Afghanistan, which will be very important in terms of preparations for the 2023 Asia Cup. Babar has a good idea of what Pakistan’s best XI will be like in the World Cup. He knows that a lot of cricket will be played before the tournament, which will play a vital role in his team’s preparation.