T20 World Cup: Babar Azam-Rizwan duo, a threat to India: Indian media

12 October, 2021

 T20 World Cup: Babar Azam-Rizwan duo, a threat to India: Indian media

As per the reports, all eyes are on the Pakistan’s opening batsmen duo Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan for T20 World Cup. Many hopes have been associated with the two batsmen when Pakistan takes on India in a high-octane clash on October 24 for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

As per a report issued by Indian media, the two batsmen are considered as the “biggest threat to India” in the World Cup clash.

Ahead of the highly anticipated clash between the two South Asian cricket giants, Babar Azam and Rizwan are being keenly watched by Indian cricket buffs.

Babar and Rizwan have scored 736 runs in T20Is together, scoring an impressive average of 57. The two have managed to amass these runs from a mere 13 T20Is since January 1, 2021.

When it comes down to the most number of runs scored for Pakistan this year, Rizwan finishes on top while Babar comes in second, with the former scoring 752 runs from 17 innings while the latter scored 523 runs from 17 innings.

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Of these, statistics show that the duo has added 521 runs as an opening pair, with their highest stand being of 197 runs.

As far as India is concerned, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have scored 712 runs together so far but Shaw is not part of the Indian cricket team.

Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul have also added more than 600 runs together. However, Mayank is not part of the Indian World Cup squad.

The two also have an excellent understanding with one another, helping them run fast and take singles and doubles when they are direly needed.

Babar and Rizwan are impressive hitters of the ball, who not only smack it around for sixes and fours but can also find the gap during the PowerPlay.