Babar Azam to hit new T20I records vs England

Babar Azam who is captaining the Pakistan’s side in the upcoming ICC T20I world cup may break several records in today’s match against England if he gets going. Additionally, he has several other T20I records on his name.

Only 2nd payer to reach 4000 T20I runs

The King Kohli is the only player who has scored 4000 runs in the shortest format of the game. It is a chance for Babar Azam to become the only 2nd player in the history of T20I cricket to score 4000 runs. To achieve this milestone, he needs in 13 runs. He is 2nd position in all time highest run scorers in this format with 3987 runs and surpassed Rohit Sharma (sitting at 3974 runs in 143 innings) in the last match against England played on May 25, 2024.

All-time highest run getter in T20I

King Virat Kohli is the leading run getter in T20I with 4037 runs. Babar needs only a half century to reach this milestone in but in 112 innings. Although Virat Kohli played the least number of innings to get 4000 runs in this format, Babar will get these runs in 112 innings which is higher than those of King Kohli.

Leading run scorer against England in T20I

Additionally, Babar needs only 15 runs to become highest run scorer against England. Virat Kohli is again leading this ladder by scoring 639 in 20 innings. However, Babar can achieve it in 17 innings if he managed to get 15 runs. Austria’s Aron Finch () and Pakistan’s Muhammad Rizwan are at 3rd and 4th place in this list.

Most prolific away batter in England

Another record that Babar may achieve in this series is to become most prolific away batter in England. He needs 64 runs to achieve this feat.

Only captain to score 2500 T20I runs

Moreover, Babar needs 16 more runs to become the only captain with 2500 T20I runs, that demonstrates his strength while leading the team. There is no other captain who has reached this legacy.

In addition to these records, Babar Azam has achieved the top spots in several stats in the T20I cricket. In the series against Ireland, he became the most successful T20I captain with 45 wins, leaving behind the Uganda’s captain Brian Masaba (44 wins as captain). He is also the world record holder in T20I for most fifties and most 4s in the career.

About Author: This post is written by the correspondent of the CricSuper.

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