Pakistan has had a strong record in Twenty20 (T20) cricket, both at the domestic and international levels. At the international level, Pakistan has played in all nine editions of the World T20 tournament and has reached the semi-finals on five occasions, including a runner-up finish in the 2009 edition.
Pakistan has also produced several top-quality T20 players, including Shahid Afridi, who is one of the leading wicket-takers in international T20 cricket, and Babar Azam, who is widely considered one of the best batsmen in the world in this format. Overall, T20 cricket has played a significant role in the growth and popularity of cricket in Pakistan. In this article, we discussed the top 5 players who scored the most T20 runs for Pakistan.
Most T20 runs for Pakistan:
Here are the top 5 players who scored the most T20 runs for Pakistan.
- Babar Azam
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Shoaib Malik
- Umar Akmal
1. Babar Azam:
Babar is the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in t20 cricket. He is a very skilled batsman in the T20 format of cricket and has achieved a lot of success in this format. Babar is a right-handed batsman and made his T20 debut against England in 2016. He has scored 3,335 runs in T20 Internationals including 2 centuries and 30 half-century.
Azam is the only cricketer in the world to be ranked in the top 5 in all formats. He is the fastest batsman to score 2000, and 2500 runs in T20. Babar is the third Pakistani batsman to score a century in all formats and has the highest individual score for Pakistan in the T20s. Babar is the highest run scorer in PSL 2020 and 2021. He is the first Pakistani captain to score 1000 runs in all formats.
2. Mohammad Rizwan:
Rizwan is the second-highest run-scorer in T20 for Pakistan. He is the only batsman in the world to score 2000 T20 runs in a single year.
He is a right-handed batsman and made his T20 debut in 2015 against Bangladesh. Rizwan has a good record in T20 cricket, scoring runs at an average of 48.79 and a strike rate of over 120. In the T20 format, he scored 2635 runs including 1 century and 23 fifties. Rizwan is the second wicketkeeper in the world to score a T20 century behind Brendon McCullum. In 2021, Rizwan won the ICC Men’s T20 Cricketer of the Year award. In September 2022, Rizwan and Babar scored a record T20 cricket partnership of 203 not out. Rizwan has the highest batting average among all T20 players in Pakistan.
3. Mohammad Hafeez:
Hafeez is the 3rd Pakistani highest scorer in the t20 format. Mohammad Hafeez has had a long and successful career in T20 cricket. He has played for the Pakistan national team as well as for various domestic and international T20 leagues around the world. Hafeez is an all-rounder and is known for his aggressive batting style and off-spin bowling. Hafeez made his T20 debut in 2006 against England.
In T20 cricket, he has scored 2514 runs at an average of 26.46 and a strike rate of 122. Hafeez has taken 61 wickets in T20 cricket. He is also the first Pakistani T20 captain to score three consecutive fifties. After which this record was broken by Babar Azam.
4. Shoaib Malik:
Shoaib Malik is in the 4th position to score more runs in t20 cricket for Pakistan. Malik became the only Pakistani batsman to score 10000 runs in T20 cricket. He is a very good batsman to play against t a spin bowler. Shoaib made his T20 debut in 2006 against England. He is a right-handed batsman and right arm of break bowler. In the T20 format, he played 123 matches and scored 2423 runs at an average of 31.46 and a strike rate of 125.67. Malik is an all-rounder and is known for his unique batting style and off-spin bowling. Shoaib Malik became the first Asian batsman to score 2000 runs in T20Is. He is the first Pakistani player to play 100 T20 matches.
5. Umar Akmal:
In this list, Umar Akmal is the 5th position to score the most runs in t20 cricket for Pakistan. Umar Akmal is a right-handed batsman of the Pakistan team. He is known for his aggressive batting style and as a middle-order batsman for Team Pakistan. Akmal made his debut in 2009 against Sri Lanka. In T20 cricket, he played 84 matches and scored 1690 runs at an average of 26 with a strike rate of 122.73. Despite his talent, Akmal has consistently struggled to perform at the highest level and has been criticized for his discipline and work ethic.
Most Runs in T20 for Pakistan:
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What is Pakistan’s highest score in the t20?
232/6 against England on 16 July 2021.
Which Pakistani has the highest t20 runs in an innings by a batsman?
Babar Azam is the highest number of T20 runs (122) against South Africa in an innings by a batsman.
how many t20 matches has Pakistan won?
Pakistan has played a total of 210 matches, 127 won, and 75 lost.