Babar Azam Nearing 2 Big Records in the ODI Series against New Zealand:
The ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand kicks off tomorrow, 17th September 2021. New Zealand are visiting Pakistan for the first time since 2003. Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam will enter Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium with 2 important records in his mind. The Pakistani skipper is already Pakistan’s most reliable batsman in their ODI side and his record at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is quite phenomenal. In 3 outings in ODI Cricket at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Babar Azam has scored 221 Runs at an average of 110 and a strike rate of 101. Babar has a hundred as well as a half century at this venue. Following are the two records that he can create in this series against New Zealand:
Fastest to 4000 ODI Runs:
Babar Azam has currently scored 3985 runs in ODI Cricket. He is 15 away from the milestone of 4000 ODI runs. If he scores 15 more runs in the first ODI, then he will level the record of being the fastest batsman to get to the milestone of 4000 ODI runs in terms of matches. While in terms of innings, he will be the second fastest to this milestone. Currently Hashim Amla holds this record with 4000 runs in 84 matches (81 innings). Babar Azam has 3985 runs in 83 Matches (81 innings).
Most ODI Hundreds for Pakistan:
The record holder for most ODI centuries for Pakistan is Saeed Anwar with 20 hundreds in ODI Cricket. Mohammad Yousuf is at 2nd spot with 15 centuries while Babar Azam is at 3rd spot with 14 tons to his name. If Babar Azam manages to score a hundred in this series, he will be level Mohammad Yousuf’s record for 2nd Most No. of ODI centuries for Pakistan and if Babar manages to score a couple of hundreds in this series, then he will overtake Mohammad Yousuf.
Read More: Schedule of Pakistan vs New Zealand Series.
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