Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam all set to make history in T20 cricket

Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam all set to make history in T20 cricket

In the upcoming series against New Zealand, Pakistan's white-ball captain, Babar Azam, aims to achieve a significant milestone. He stands just two half-centuries away from becoming the fourth player globally to notch up 100 50+ scores in T20 cricket. With 11 centuries and 87 fifties, totaling 98 in 280 T20 innings, Babar has maintained an impressive frequency of scoring, averaging a 50+ score approximately every 3.5 innings.

Joining the elite ranks of Chris Gayle, David Warner, and Virat Kohli, Babar could cement his name in cricket history by reaching this century of 50+ scores.

His prolific scoring ability is evident from his tally of 10,495 runs in 290 T20 matches, boasting an average of 44.28 and a strike rate of 129.32. Notably, he has cleared the boundary ropes over 1300 times, including 193 sixes.

Babar's prowess extends beyond domestic leagues, as his performance in T20 internationals reflects. With an average of 41.55 and a strike rate of 129.12, he has amassed three centuries and 33 fifties, underscoring his consistency and adaptability on the international stage.

Moreover, the Kiwi series presents Babar with the opportunity to etch his name in the record books further. A series victory, with three wins out of five matches, would catapult him to the summit as the most successful T20I captain, surpassing the current record held by Brian Masaba of Uganda, who boasts 44 wins. Currently, Babar shares the record of 42 wins as captain with England's Eoin Morgan and Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan, highlighting his leadership credentials and potential to rewrite cricketing records.