Babar Azam last week was listed number-one ranked player in the ICC ODI Rankings and is on the Peak Best of His Career and Progressive Form, needs 60 more runs to break India’s Virat Kohli record of fastest to 2000 T20I runs, which the Indian captain completed in 56 innings. Babar who has scored 1940 runs at 48.50 in 49 innings, will be eyeing to accomplish the achievement in the first T20I against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
The right-handed Lahore-born batsman is in sublime form these days, as he hit his maiden T20I hundred in Pakistan’s nine-wicket win over South Africa in the third T20I at SuperSport Park on 14 April. He also won the player-of-the-series award for his 210 runs at 52.50 in the four-match series
Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, will aim to become the fastest and eleventh player overall to score 2000 T20I runs when his side takes on Zimbabwe in the three-match T20I series starting from April 21 at the Harare Sports Club.
Babar’s captaincy has been on a consistent improvement since last year’s series against Bangladesh. The Men in Green have won four T20I series (Bangladesh 2-0, Zimbabwe 3-0 and South Africa 2-1 at home and 3-1 away against South Africa) besides the 1-1 series draw against England. They are yet to lose a single T20I series.