Babar is playing fifth ICC tournament (ICC Champions Trophy 2017, 2019 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2021, T20 World Cup 2022 and 2023 World Cup) and became just the second Pakistani player after the legendary Javed Miandad to do so.
Miandad, the winner of the 1992 World Cup, did it in 28 innings while Azam reached this feat in his 26th innings.
It is worth mentioning Azam scored 474 runs in eight innings in the 2019 World Cup, which is the most by any Pakistani batter in the history of the mega event.
Pakistan is currently playing Afghanistan in the 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 and the Green Shirts are aiming to put a competitive total on the scoreboard as there is no room for error.
Pakistan have two wins and as many defeats from four games.
Afghanistan, who have just one win from four matches, named left-arm spinner Noor Ahmad in place of fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi.