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Babar Azam to rank the highest in ICC ODI and T20I rankings

Babar Azam to rank the highest in ICC ODI and T20I rankings

 

Babar Azam to rank the highest in ICC ODI and T20I rankings

 


Babar Azam will be the first batsman to rank the highest in both ODI and T20I rankings. 

This ranking will be decided after the completion of ICC ODI and T20I Cricket World Cup

 2019 tournament in England and Wales on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Lord’s, London. Babar 

is currently ranked as number one in T20Is and number three in ODIs by ICC respectively. He 

becomes the first Pakistani cricketer to top both ICC rankings simultaneously in each format of the game.



Most runs for Pakistan



Babar Azam is on track to become Pakistan’s all-time leading run-scorer in one-day

 internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). The 26-year-old has scored 

1,820 runs at an average of 54.35 across his 36 ODIs, becoming Pakistan’s youngest 

player to score 1000 runs.



Most runs for Asia



Babar Azam of Pakistan has overtaken India's Virat Kohli at number-three on ICC's player

 rankings for ODI batsmen, while he is set to become world's number one ranked batsman

 in both ODIs and T20Is. Babar Azam has also equalled Kohli with most 50-plus scores (eight)

 by an Asian batsman in all formats of international cricket.



Most hundreds for Pakistan



3 - Babar Azam has become only the third Pakistan batsman to score three hundreds in

 ICC men’s ODIs against Sri Lanka, after Inzamam-ul-Haq (five) and Mohammad Yousuf (three).

 The other players with three hundreds are: Mahela Jayawardene (SL), Gary Kirsten (SA), Michael

 Clarke (Aus), Javed Miandad (Pak) and David Warner (Aus).



Most fifties for Pakistan



Babar Azam is likely to reach a career-high position on both ICC's One Day International (ODI)

 player rankings as well as Twenty20 International (T20I) player rankings by scoring his eighth

 consecutive half-century, against Ireland, during their one-off match in Dublin on Tuesday. Babar

  is now just two half-centuries behind Misbah-ul Haq who holds Pakistan's record of nine fifties.



Most Man of the Match awards for Pakistan



Babar is currently only behind Javed Miandad in terms of most number of Man of the Match

 awards won by a Pakistan batsman. He was picked as man of the match 3 times during

 Pakistan’s tour to West Indies earlier this year, meaning he took his total tally to 7. With two

 games still remaining on that tour, it will be interesting if Babar can break Javed Miandad’s record.



Highest batting average as captain




Pakistan’s Babar Azam is set to become the first cricketer in the history of International 

Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) cricket and ICC World Twenty20 (T20) 

tournaments to lead his team with a batting average of 100 or more if he continues at current

 form. Only two other players achieved such a feat as captain, but their efforts were only for

 limited-overs games.

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