Rizwan and Babar Among Top Five Run Scorers in 2021


Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, and wicket-keeper batsman, Mohammad Rizwan, are amongst the top five run-scorers in 2021 across all formats. The duo has been in scintillating form over the past 12 months and has formed the spine of the Pakistan batting unit across the three formats.


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Babar, currently ranked as the number one ODI batsman in the world, has been the third-highest run-scorer in the 50-over format and the second-highest run-scorer in T20Is this year. Rizwan on the other hand is the leading run-scorer in T20Is and has been immaculate in the Test format.

The duo is joined by English Test captain, Joe Root, Kiwi opener, Devon Conway, and Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant.

Here are the top five run-scorers in 2021 across all formats:

PlayerTotal RunsAverage
Joe Root1,03864.87
Mohammad Rizwan1,03057.22
Babar Azam96842.08
Devon Conway90364.50
Rishabh Pant81751.06

Let’s have a look at the performances of the star Pakistani batsmen in each of the three formats this year:


Babar Azam412420.660
Mohammad Rizwan530350.501


PlayerMatchesRunsAverageStrike Rate100s
Babar Azam640567.50108.002
Mohammad Rizwan613422.3396.400


PlayerMatchesRunsAverageStrike Rate100s
Babar Azam1143939.90135.071
Mohammad Rizwan1159398.83142.891


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Rizwan and Babar have been one of the most destructive opening pairs in T20 cricket recently, putting up two partnerships of 150 or more runs this year. The duo holds the record for the highest and second-highest partnership for Pakistan in T20I cricket and was influential in Pakistan’s victory over England in the first T20I, helping Pakistan to their highest T20I total in history.

Both the batsmen scored their first-ever centuries in T20I cricket this year as well and have continued to showcase their talents in all formats throughout the year. Pakistan will be relying heavily on the two batsmen in the upcoming T20 World Cup in October and November.

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