Babar Azam vs Virat Kohli: Let’s compare their records in T20Is

Babar Azam vs Virat Kohli: Let’s compare their records in T20Is

Babar Azam or Virat Kohli who is the best in T20I cricket? Let's take a detailed look at their statistics and match-winning performances over the years

Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are both considered great batters in the current generation of world cricket. Both players fans have always been engaging in debates as to who is better. When it comes to T20 cricket, this topic becomes even more heated. It looks like this is surely a never-ending debate. Batters are often judged by their number of runs, match-winning innings, and striking potential according to the team’s needs.

Since Virat has been playing for almost 15 years and consistently performing well for the team in T20I cricket, without any question but, Is Kohli still better than the emerging Babar Azam, or is the Pakistani batter steadily inching towards replacing Virat Kohli’s domination in T20I cricket?

In this article, we will compare both players performances, analyze who has played the match-winning innings in the last few years, and check who is better in this shorter format of the game.

Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam stats in T20I cricket

Players Matches RunsAverage S.R50s100s
Virat Kohli117403751.75138.15137
Babar Azam 114382341.10129.41343

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Who is the biggest match winner ?

As mentioned, Virat Kohli has been playing for almost 15 years, during which he has played various match-winning innings. With the T20 World Cup coming. If we see the last T20I World Cup, everyone remembers his innings of 82 off 53 balls against Pakistan. Still regarded as one of the greatest innings in world cricket.

Looking more, Virat has played another famous innings against Australia in the 2016 T20 World Cup. These are just examples, there have been countless match-winning innings that Kohli has played.

On the other hand, it is true that Babar Azam has shown consistency in T20I cricket. But he still has a lot to achieve. If we see his match-winning innings over the years in T20 World Cups, there have been two incidents. In 2021, he played an impressive innings against India, scoring 68 runs off 52 balls and helping Pakistan clinch their first win in a World Cup match in India.

In 2022, his innings against New Zealand in the semifinals of the T20I cricket World Cup, where he scored 53 off 42 balls, helped Pakistan reach the finals of the T20 World Cup in 2022.

Still More to Achieve for Babar!

In conclusion, if we examine their overall performances and statistics, it is certainly true that Babar has come close to Virat Kohli in T20I cricket, especially. However, when we consider impact, it is evident that Virat has delivered more impactful performances than Babar Azam.


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