International Cricket Council's official World Cup broadcaster, Star Sports, released a promotional video on Friday, featuring Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as part of the coveted 'Fab 5'.
The term "great international batsmen," which was first used by the late Martin Crowe of New Zealand, describes a group of illustrious batters who have regularly dominated cricket.
Famous batsmen including Virat Kohli from India, Kane Williamson from New Zealand, Steve Smith from Australia, and Joe Root from England were also included on the list.
A tantalising preview of the ICC World Cup 2019, which promises to be an exciting match of talent, strategy, and sportsmanship, is provided in the promotional film.
Babar Azam's inclusion in the Fab 5 highlights not just his outstanding achievements but also his expanding effect on the game.
Fast. Ferocious. Fantastic. Fierce. Fabled. ⚡— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 8, 2023
Words will fall short in describing the FAB 5 when they spring into action! 🏏#ViratKohli #KaneWilliamson #JoeRoot #BabarAzam #StevenSmith
Stay tuned for the #WorldCupOnStar | October 5 onwards | Star Sports Network#Cricket pic.twitter.com/HtFLJZs9Vn
It's important to note that Babar Azam is now ranked first among hitters in ODI cricket in the ICC men's rankings. In 106 ODIs, the Pakistan skipper has scored 5370 runs, with 28 fifty-plus scores and 19 tons. He has a stellar 59.01 average to his credit.
India will host the ODI World Cup from October 5 to November 19, 2023.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|