Pakistani fans have revealed their “Batsman with Most Runs” pick for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Ipsos, a multinational market research firm, found that 42% of Pakistanis believe Babar Azam will score the most runs in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, despite his poor performance so far.
Mohammad Rizwan has 37% of the vote, while 7% of Pakistani cricket fans think Virat Kohli will win. Other titles predicted in the survey included “Most Wicket-Taking Bowler”, “Wicket Keeper with Most Catches”, “Best Fielder”, and others.
World Cup: Pakistanis think Babar and Rizwan will score most runs
Cricket-mad fans have been watching and scrutinizing their favourite players’ every action. Pakistanis believe youthful speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi will be the “Most Wicket-Taking Bowler” with 47% of votes, based on their analysis or appreciation for the players.
He is followed by teammates Haris Rauf (19%), Hassan Ali (14%), and Shadab Khan (8%). It appears that 65% of Pakistanis think wicket-keeper Rizwan is the “Wicket Keeper with Most Catches” for this year’s World Cup.
21% of fans projected Shahdab Khan would win “Best Fielder” in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup with the most catches and run-outs. Babar again leads the “Best Player of World Cup” survey with 34% of the vote. He is followed by Muhammad Rizwan (26%), Virat Kohli (14%). Additionally, cricket matches are incomplete without commentators and cricket-crazy fans.
The study featured a “Preferred Commentators” category, and 58% of respondents favored Ramiz Raja. Cricket commentators have their own fandom.He was followed by Waqar Younis (19%), Ravi Shastri (6%), and any other commentator (3%).
Finally, the Ipsos study found that 82% of respondents favored Pakistan in the World Cup final against India.
The outcome was ambiguous for 3%, but 15% favored India.