Babar Azam Records

Last Modified Oct 18, 2022 16:40 IST

Babar Azam is a cricketer who leads the Pakistan national team in all formats of international cricket and Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League. He currently holds the No.3 spot in Tests and T20Is and No.1 in ODIs in the ICC men’s batting rankings. Elegant is the synonym for Babar Azam the batter Pakistan has ever seen and a player who can even allure rival fans with his batting prowess.

Babar Azam Records

The Lahore-born batter has established himself as one of the composed batters in all formats of the game and has already etched his name with several records only at the age of 28. There won’t be any surprise if this prodigious player goes on to rule world cricket. Let’s have a look at Babar Azam’s records format-wise.

Babar Azam Test records

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Babar Azam has scored 3122 runs in 42 Tests at an average of 47.3 with 23 half-centuries and seven Test hundreds since making his debut against West Indies in Dubai in 2016.

Babar scored a valiant 196 against Australia in the Karachi Test of the 2022 bilateral series. It was the highest score by a Pakistan batter in the fourth innings. He broke Younis Khan’s 171 vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele in 2015.

Babar’s 196 was also the best score by a captain in the fourth innings as he surpassed former England cricketer Michael Atherton’s 185* against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1995.

Babar Azam Stats- Tests

FormatMatchesInningsRunsNot OutAverageBalls FacedHighest ScoreStrike Rate50100

Highest individual scores by captains in fourth innings of Test cricket

Captain NameTeamOpponentScoreVenueYear
Babar AzamPakistanAustralia196Karachi2022
Michael AthertonEnglandSouth Africa185*Johannesburg1995
Bevan CongdonNew ZealandEngland176Nottingham1973
Don BradmanAustraliaEngland173*Leeds1948
Ricky PontingAustraliaEngland156Manchester2005

Babar faced the most balls in the fourth innings - 425 - during his 196 against Pakistan. The record was held by veteran player Shoaib Malik who played 369 balls to score 148* against Sri Lanka.

Babar Azam joined an elite list of Test batters to score three consecutive Test hundreds. His scores of 102* vs Sri Lanka (Rawalpindi, 2019), 100* vs Sri Lanka (Karachi, 2019) and 143 vs Bangladesh (Rawalpindi, 2020) helped him join the likes of Don Bradman, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith and many prominent Test batters to attain the landmark.

Babar became the 92nd Test batter to get dismissed on 99 during the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2018. Mitchell Marsh was the bowler to trap Babar for lbw in that innings.

Babar Azam has scored 953 runs in nine matches of the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship. These are the second best figures by a captain after former England skipper Joe Root amassed 1175 runs in 12 matches before relinquishing Test captaincy in April 2022.

As of October 2022, Babar Azam has seven Test centuries next to his name with the latest one being the 119 against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle in July 2022. During the course of his seventh Test hundred, Babar became the fastest batter from Asia to complete 10,000 international runs (including ODIs and T20Is) in 228 innings overall. The Pakistan captain surpassed Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli’s record of achieving the same landmark in 232 innings.

Babar Azam also recorded a 70-run stand with Naseem Shah to record the highest 10th-wicket partnership at Galle International Stadium in Tests. The previous partnership record for the particular wicket at Galle was held by Dimuth Karunaratne and Lakshan Sandakan against South Africa in 2018.

List of Babar Azam Test centuries

1127*New ZealandDubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiNovember 24, 2018Won
2104AustraliaThe Gabba, BrisbaneNovember 21, 2019Lost
3102*Sri LankaRawalpindi Cricket Stadium, RawalpindiDecember 11, 2019Drawn
4100*Sri LankaNational Stadium, KarachiDecember 19, 2019Won
5143BangladeshRawalpindi Cricket Stadium, RawalpindiFebruary 7, 2020Won
6196AustraliaNational Stadium, KarachiMarch 12, 2021Drawn
7119Sri LankaGalle International Stadium, GalleJuly 16, 2022Won

Babar Azam ODI records

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Babar has scored 4664 runs in 92 ODI matches at an average of 59.79 with the help of 22 half-centuries and 17 centuries in the 50-over format. He currently stands 15th on the list of most ODI runs scored by Pakistan cricketers in their history.

In the ICC World Super League (2020-2022), Babar Azam is leading the charts with 1305 runs in 18 games at 81.56. He has scored six centuries which is the most in the ongoing cycle of the super league.

Babar’s overall average in ODI cricket - 59.79 - is the third-best batting average in ODI cricket overall. Only South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen (69.31) and Netherlands’ Ryan ten Doeschate (67.00) have better ODI batting averages than the Pakistan iconic figure.

Babar Azam became the second-fastest batter to complete 4000 ODI runs in 82 innings, he fell one short of South Africa batting great Hashim Amla who took 81 innings to achieve the feat.

Babar is the second fastest player to score 2000 ODI runs in 45 innings and shares the record with his compatriot Zaheer Abbas and England’s Kevin Pietersen. Only Amla is the quickest (45 innings) to score 2000 ODI runs among the aforementioned players.

Babar is the third fastest batter to reach 1000 ODI runs in 21 innings. He joined the likes of Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock and Jonathan Trott to hit 1000 runs in 21 ODI innings. Only Pakistan batters Imam-ul-Haq (19) and Fakhar Zaman (18) are quicker to achieve the landmark.

Babar achieved 3000 ODI runs in 68 innings and became the third fastest batter to attain the record after West Indies’ Shai Hope (67) and Amla (57).

Babar Azam fastest in ODI career runs


Babar became the fastest batter to reach 15 ODI hundreds in 83 innings, he went past Amla’s tally of scoring 15 hundreds in 86 ODI innings.

Babar scored his highest individual score of 158 in One-Day Internationals during the third ODI against England in Birmingham in July 2021. It was the 12th most runs scored while batting at No.3 in ODIS.

Babar’s 158 happens to be the highest individual ODI score by a Pakistan player and captain as well. Babar scored his fifth ODI century against England and is ranked 20th on the list of an individual scoring the most hundreds against a single ODI team.

Babar Azam has been dismissed four times while batting between 90-100. He is the 34th player on the list of most ODI nineties.

Babar Azam has hit six consecutive fifty-plus scores in ODIs, and thus, became the 10th player in the history of the game to achieve the landmark. Only Pakistan’s present opening batter Imam-ul-Haq (7) and former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad (9) have more 50-plus scores in consecutive ODIs.

After the Pakistan skipper slammed his 17th ODI century against West Indies in June 2022, he became the first ODI batter to hit three consecutive tons on two separate occasions. Babar’s 103 against West Indies came after his 114 and 105* against Australia earlier in the year. Babar’s first three hundreds were scored on the trot against the West Indies in 2016.

Babar Azam has just once in his ODI career surpassed more than 1000 runs in a calendar year. It was in 2017 when he made 1092 runs in 20 games at 60,67 with three centuries and six fifties. The most centuries scored by the Pakistan batter in a calendar year is 4 in the year 2019.

Babar Azam has 22 half-centuries and 17 centuries in ODI cricket. He holds a tremendous record for the highest conversion rate from 50s to 100s in the 50-over format. Babar’s conversion rate of 43.59 % is the best in the history of ODI cricket as of October 2022.

Babar has bagged a total of 11 player of the match awards since he won for the first time while scoring his maiden ODI hundred against West Indies on September 30, 2016 in Sharjah.

List of Babar Azam ODI centuries

1120West IndiesSharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahSeptember 30, 2016Won
2123West IndiesSharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahOctober 2, 2016Won
3117West IndiesSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiOctober 5, 2016Won
4100AustraliaAdelaide Oval, AdelaideJanuary 26, 2017Lost
5125*West IndiesProvidence Stadium, GuyanaApril 9, 2017Won
6103Sri LankaDubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiOctober 13, 2017Won
7101Sri LankaSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiOctober 16, 2017Won
8106*ZimbabaweQueens Sports Club, BulawayoJuly 22, 2018Won
9115EnglandTrent Bridge, NottinghamMay 17, 2019Lost
10101*New ZealandEdgbaston, BirminghamJune 26, 2019Won
11115Sri LankaNational Stadium, KarachiSeptember 30, 2019Won
12125ZimbabweRawalpindi Cricket Stadium, RawalpindiNovember 3, 2020Tied
13103South AfricaSuperSport Park, CenturionApril 2, 2021Won
14158EnglandEdgbaston, BirminghamJuly 13, 2021Lost
15114AustraliaGaddafi Stadium, LahoreMarch 31, 2022Won
16105*AustraliaGaddafi Stadium, LahoreApril 2, 2022Won
17103West IndiesMultan Cricket Stadium, MultanJune 8, 2022Won

Babar Azam T20I records

Babar has made 3231 runs in 87 T20I innings at a strike rate of 129.65 and is the fourth-highest run-scorer overall in T20Is behind Martin Guptill (3531), Virat Kohli (3712) and Rohit Sharma (3737).

In 2021, Babar scored 903 runs in 26 innings at a strike rate of 127.58. This is the second most T20I runs scored by a batter in a calendar year. Babar’s opening partner Mohammad Rizwan hit 1326 runs in the same year.

Babar scored his highest individual T20I score of 122 not out against South Africa on April 14, 2021. It was the third-highest score by a captain in T20 Internationals. Shane Watson (124* vs India in 2016), Shaheryar Butt (125* vs Czech Republic in 2020) and Aaron Finch (172* vs Zimbabwe in 2018) are the top three highest individual scores by a captain in T20Is.

Babar’s 122 is also the highest individual score by a Pakistan player in T20 Internationals and 14th overall in the world.

Babar Azam’s T20I batting average of 43.66 is the seventh-highest overall in T20 Internationals. Devon Conway (54.52), Mohammad Rizwan (52.73), Virat Kohli (50.84) and Manish Pandey (44.31), Navneet Dhaliwal (44) and Sabawoon Davizi (43.72) have better batting averages than Babar in T20Is.

Babar Azam has hit 29 half-centuries and in 87 T20I innings apart from his two centuries which takes his tally to 31 50-plus scores in T20Is. Only the Indian pair of Rohit Sharma (32) and Virat Kohli (34) have more 50-plus scores than the Pakistan batter.

Babar Azam has scored 537 runs in 16 innings at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore which is the third-highest score for a batter at a particular venue in T20Is. New Zealand veteran Martin Guptill’s 626 runs at Eden Park in Auckland and Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah’s 750 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka are only ahead of Babar’s feat in Lahore.

Babar has hit 342 boundaries in 87 innings which is the second most in T20 Internationals behind Ireland’s Paul Stirling (344).

During his 122 not out against South Africa, Babar smashed 15 boundaries in that spectacular innings at a strike rate of 206.77. Only Czech Republic’s Dylan Steyn (17 boundaries vs Bulgaria in 2022) and Australia’s Aaron Finch (16 boundaries vs Zimbabwe in 2018) have hit more boundaries in one innings.

Babar also hammered four sixes in that match-winning knock against South Africa and scored 84 runs in terms of boundaries (4 x 15, 6 x 4).

1122South AfricaSuperSport Park, CenturionApril 14, 2021Won
2110*EnglandNational Stadium, KarachiSeptember 22, 2022Won

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The Pakistan batter is third-fastest to reach 1000 T20I runs in 26 innings. England’s Dawid Malan and Czech Republic’s Sabawoon Davizi are at the top after both took 24 innings to achieve the feat.

Babar is the joint-fastest player to score 2000 T20 Internationals as he accomplished the task in 52 innings, a record he shares with teammate Mohammad Rizwan. Babar and Rizwan surpassed Virat Kohli’s tally of 56 innings to reach the milestone.

Babar completed 3000 T20I runs in 81 innings to join Kohli as the joint-fastest to achieve the trademark.

Babar Azam has taken 37 catches in 92 matches which is the third most by a Pakistan fielder. Shoaib Malik (50) and Umar Akmal 39 have more catches in the list of Pakistan players in T20Is.

Babar has bagged eight player of the match awards and five player of the series awards in his short T20I career so far. Only Virat Kohli has earned seven player of the series in T20Is.

Babar Azam captaincy records

Babar was named T20I captain in October 2019 as he replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed and by November 2020 he was in charge of Pakistan in all three formats after taking over the Test captaincy reins from Azhar Ali.

As of October 2022, Babar has led Pakistan in 13 Tests, 18 One-Day Internationals and 59 T20Is and won 55 matches overall - 8 Tests, 12 ODIs and 35 T20Is.

Babar is the most successful T20I skipper for Pakistan after going past Sarfaraz Ahmed’s 29 wins during the bilateral series against England in September 2022.

Babar has led Pakistan in consecutive 76 international matches from January 26, 2022 to October 14, 2022.

Babar is the fifth in the list of most matches as captain of a T20I side. Kane Williamson (63), Eoin Morgan (72), Aaron Finch (72) and MS Dhoni (72) have led their respective countries in more T20I fixtures than Babar.

Babar has stood in most consecutive T20I matches as captain - 48. He went past Asghar Afghan’s tally of 46 with Afghanistan.

Babar Azam World Cup records

ODI World Cups

Babar played his first 50-over World Cup for Pakistan during the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed. He scored 474 runs in eight matches at 67.71 with three fifties and one century. His best score was 101 not out against New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

T20 World Cup

Babar played his first T20 World Cup in 2021 in UAE and that too as the captain of Pakistan. Under his leadership, Pakistan qualified for the semi-finals after topping the charts of Group 2 winning all five matches. For the first time Pakistan defeated arch-rivals India in a T20 World Cup fixture with an emphatic 10-wicket win.

Babar finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer with 303 runs in six innings at an average of 60.60 and a strike rate of 126.25, including four half-centuries in the showpiece event.

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