Nasser Hussain picks Virat Kohli and Babar Azam to dominate cricket in the year 2024

Hussain underlined the technical brilliance and mental composure displayed by both batters

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By Omar | Dec 31, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has meticulously handpicked the batters he believes will shine in the upcoming 2024 season, singling out the stellar talents of Virat Kohli from India and Babar Azam from Pakistan. Hussain, known for his keen insights, didn’t shy away from expressing his admiration for Virat Kohli’s remarkable batting brilliance during the ODI World Cup 2023. In an in-depth analysis, Hussain underlined the technical brilliance and mental composure displayed by Kohli, particularly in key moments of the World Cup.

The Indian batting maestro left an indelible mark by amassing an impressive 765 runs in 11 innings, securing the coveted Player of the Tournament award. Hussain went on to emphasize that Kohli’s outstanding form is a positive omen for the Indian cricket team. Transitioning to the Pakistani cricket landscape, Nasser Hussain turned his attention to the prolific Babar Azam, shedding light on the significance of the upcoming season, especially with the T20 World Cup 2024 looming large on the horizon.

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Following Babar’s decision to relinquish captaincy duties, all eyes will be on the stylish batsman as he aims to make significant contributions with the bat. Hussain underscored the pivotal role Babar plays in Pakistan’s success and highlighted the upcoming T20 World Cup as a crucial platform for the talented cricketer.

Reflecting on Babar’s performance in the ODI World Cup 2023, where Pakistan fell short of reaching the semi-finals, Hussain acknowledged a dip in impact. However, he noted that Babar Azam concluded the year with aplomb, amassing 1065 runs in 25 ODIs at an impressive average of 46.30. As the cricketing world eagerly anticipates the unfolding of the 2024 season, all eyes will be on these two batting maestros to see how they shape the destiny of their respective teams.

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