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Tuesday Oct 12 2021
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Web Desk

T20 World Cup: 'Babar Azam-Rizwan duo 'biggest threat' to India'

By
Web Desk
T20 World Cup: Babar Azam-Rizwan duo biggest threat to India

Pakistan's opening batsmen duo Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are on song this year, especially in T20Is. All eyes will be on the two batsmen when Pakistan takes on India in a high-octane clash on October 24 for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

However, 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. 

As per a report in news18.com, the two are considered as the "biggest threat to India" in the World Cup clash. 

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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