Pakistan might have lost to the Kiwis in the first T20I by 7 wickets but Babar Azam, the young batting sensation from Pakistan achieved a great milestone with a knock of 41. Babar Azam, who was also named in the ICC ODI Team For Men, 2017 has now become the batsman with the second highest aggregate of T20 runs from 15 innings.
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Babar Azam has been a pillar of Pakistan’s success in limited overs cricket and he has achieved a lot at such a young age. Babar Azam averages 51.1 in One Day Internationals and 46.27 in T20I. These averages speak for his consistency and caliber. The batsman is going strength to strength and taking long strides in international cricket.
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AZAM SURPASSES KOHLI, WARNER, AND GAYLE
Pakistan’s current tour of New Zealand has been in total shambles as they were whitewashed in the ODI series and now even in the T20 series they have started on a losing note. Pakistan’s innings in the first T20 would have been a total mess if it wasn’t for Babar Azam’s little knock.
Babar Azam is now second on the list of most T20 runs after 15 innings. On top of the list is the explosive Aussie batsman Aaron Finch with 567 runs from 15 T20 innings. Babar Azam now stands at the second place with 509 runs. Babar Azam is only the second batsman to reach the milestone of 500 runs from 15 innings.
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Standing behind Babar Azam are David Warner, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle on the list. While the destructive Aussie opener, David Warner got 494 runs after 15 T20I innings, Chris Mighty Gayle and Virat Consistent Kohli managed 496 runs and 484 runs respectively from their first 15 T20 innings.
HERE IS THE LIST OF BATSMEN WITH MOST RUNS FROM FIRST 15 T20I INNINGs
- Aaron Finch: 567 runs from first 15 T20I innings.
- Babar Azam: 509 runs from first 15 T20I innings.
- Chris Gayle: 496 runs from first 15 T20I innings.
- David Warner: 494 runs from first 15 T20I innings.
- Virat Kohli: 484 runs from first 15 T20I innings.