Babar Azam vs Mohammad Rizwan: Who is better in T20 cricket

The comparison of Babar Azam vs Mohammad Rizwan is going to be a head-to-head one as there are hardly any differences in their stats.

Shreya Ghosh
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Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are the brightest stars of the Pakistan cricket team presently. Both of them have been phenomenal in 2021 and prove themselves every time they stepped on the field. Certainly, they are also the top 2 highest run-scorers in T20 in a calendar year. They achieve this landmark in 2021. The comparison of Babar Azam vs Mohammad Rizwan is definitely going to be a head-to-head one. There are hardly any differences in their stats this year and finding out the better one between these two is definitely going to be an interesting one.

Babar Azam vs Mohammad Rizwan:

Babar Azam:

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Babar Azam, one of the best of his time, executed great performances in T20 cricket 2021. The Pakistan skipper is leading the team to a great extent and also fulfilling his responsibilities as an important batter of the team. 2021 saw some of his brilliant knocks and the way he proved himself to be the next big thing in the world of cricket. India vs Pakistan match of 2021 T20 World Cup is definitely the most talked-about match of the year. Pakistan's performance was remarkable in the match but the captain stole the limelight that night. He scored 68 brands in 52 balls and helped the team to register their maiden win against India in T20 World Cup. Babar also scored his first made in the T20I century this year against South Africa.

In a T20I series against the Proteas, Babar Azam registered his 1st T20I century and also broke many records. Azam made 122 runs in this match and interestingly this is his highest individual T20I score this year. He continued executing his fiery and unbelievable skills in the T20I series against England where he made 85 runs in the first match hosted in Trent Bridge. The Pakistani batter remained remarkable all throughout the year, especially in the T20 World Cup. He continued his form in the most recent T20I series against West Indies as well. It is only a matter of time to see the Pakistani skipper breaking more records and enlisting his names with the legends of the sport. He played in 43 matches and aggregated 1746 runs including 50+ scores.

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Mohammad Rizwan:

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2021 has been a phenomenal year for another Pakistan batter as well and he is none other than Mohammad Rizwan. Rizwan not only played some prolific partnerships with Babar Azam but also contributed to individual performances immensely. Just yesterday he made the record of becoming the first batter to reach the landmark of 2000 T20I runs in a single calendar year. Pakistan was playing a 3-match T20I series against West Indies in Karachi. On the 3rd and the final match, Pakistan's Rizwan achieved this milestone in the 11th over and also won the match and the series.

The Pakistani opener started his T20 journey in 2021 with an absolute bang where he scored 104* against South Africa. He continued his streak in the next few matches as well and scored quite some overwhelming runs for the team. He was great in the T20I series against Zimbabwe as well. Within only 4 months to 2021, he hit 5 half-centuries and 1 century. July witnessed Pakistan's T20I series against England and West Indies where he once again prove himself with a prolific performance for the team and executed great performances. The most important part of 2021 was the T20 World Cup where once again he was out of the ordinary against India as he hit 79* and helped the team to win their maiden T20 World Cup win against India. The entire world got to witness some of his powerful knocks in the T20 World Cup.

The last series that he played was the West Indies tour of Pakistan where once again he scored two 50+ runs in just 3 matches. Likewise his captain, Rizwan contributed the most for the team and grew exponentially as a batter himself. He played 45 T20I matches this year and scored 2004 runs including 16 50+ scores. Also, Rizwan equals Tendulkar's record after winning his 5th Man Of The Series of 2021 last night against West Indies. Also, this is the most number of Man Of The Series won by a cricketer in a individual year.

Whom do you choose?

It is really next to impossible to create a barrier between these two cricketers to judge the better out of them. They have equally and individually remained phenomenal and the duo scored some pivotal partnerships as well. Who do you think is the better between them?

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