Adil Rashid chooses Babar Azam over Virat Kohli as best limited-overs batsman

Azam was recently appointed as Pakistan's new ODI skipper.

Babar Azam and Adil Rashid | GETTY

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid chose between the India skipper Virat Kohli, and Pakistan's limited-overs captain Babar Azam. Both the batsmen are currently in a dominating phase and performing remarkably with the bat.

But when asked to pick one between them, Rashid picked Azam over Kohli in limited-overs cricket. He made his choice of keeping the current form in mind.

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“Ahhh... it's a tough one. Well, it's a tough one. So you got to go on the current form... I think I got to go for Babar Azam on the current form. I am taking form here...I say Babar Azam is in better form so I picked Babar Azam. But they both are world-class players anyway,” Adil Rashid said during his interaction with At the Crease TV.

Kohli didn't have a good run on the last tour to New Zealand. He scored just 38 runs in three matches at an average of 9.50. 

Rashid also named his World XI and picked two Indians in it, both batsmen; Virat, and Rohit Sharma. He included Azam as well and no other Pakistan cricketer. Eoin Morgan got included to lead the side and Jos Buttler as wicket-keeper. Another Englishmen picked was all-rounder Ben Stokes who has had a dream summer. 

Adil Rashid’s World XI:
Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Imran Tahir, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada.


By - 15 May, 2020

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