Cricket captain in Pakistan Babar Azam will aim to become the fastest and 11th runner with a total of 2,000 T20I runs when his team closes horns with Zimbabwe in a series of three games at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
Azam, who was named No. 1 in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings last week (ODI), only needs 60 more tracks to break India’s skipper. They grow kohliis the fastest up to 2000 miles T20I.
The Indian who also leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), achieved the landmark for 56 passes. Azam, who scored 1940 runs at 48.50 in 49 innings, will watch the feat in the opening T20I on Wednesday.
The right-wing batsman hit his first T20I tone in Pakistan’s nine-shot victory over South Africa in the third T20I at Centurion on April 14. He was also convicted of “Player of the Series” for his 210 runs at 52.50 in a four-game series.
Under Babar, Pakistan won four T20I series – Bangladesh 2-0, Zimbabwe 3-0 and South Africa 2-1 at home and 3-1 away against South Africa – and finished one against England (1-1). ).
If Pakistan clean up a three-game series against Zimbabwe, they will win one point and reduce the gap with third-placed Australia to four points. A 3-0 series loss will lower Pakistan to fifth place, equal to New Zealand by 255 points.
Pakistan entered the series, winning all five bilateral T20I series against Zimbabwe and winning all 14 T20Is.
The Asian team last visited Zimbabwe in July 2018 to participate in a trinational tournament involving Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Australia. Pakistan beat Australia six wickets on July 8 at Harare Sports Club to win the tournament.