Statistical comparison between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam in T20Is

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Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are the two most successful batters in modern-day cricket. They both are considered modern-day greats and there is always a debate about who is better between these two. In this article, we will draw a statistical comparison between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam in T20Is.

  • Matches – only T20 format is the justified format to compare these two-star batters. Virat played 117 T20 internationals in his career while Babar played 109 T20 matches in his career.
  • Runs – in terms of runs Virat is ahead of Babar as Virat made 4037 international T20 runs whereas Babar made 3698 T20 international runs in his career.
  • Average – there is a huge difference between the average of these two players. Virat being a modern master is way ahead of Babar in average. Virat’s average in T20 is 51.75 whereas Babar’s average is 41.55.
  • Strike rate – strike rate is now one of the most important parameters to judge a player in T20 cricket. Both Virat and Babar play as an anchor in T20Is. They do not have a very high strike rate. But within them Virat is the clear winner as his strike rate in T20Is is 138.15 whereas Babar’s strike rate is 129.12.
  • Centuries – The first stat in which Babar is ahead of Kohli is centuries. Babar has three T20 centuries in his career so far whereas Kohli had only one.
  • Half centuries – both of these players are masters of conversions. They both know how to convert good starts into big scores. Virat has 37 half-centuries while Babar has 33 half-centuries in T20 cricket.
  • Highest score – this is a tie between these two players as their highest score in T20Is is 122. Virat made 122* against Afghanistan in 2022 whereas Babar made 122 against South Africa in 2021.

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Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.