Since the conclusion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the Pakistan captain has emerged as the leading ODI run-scorer. The world’s top-ranked ODI batter continues to rewrite cricket history with his remarkable achievements in the 50-over format.
Impressive Batting Records
Since the 2019 World Cup, Babar has scored an impressive nine ODI centuries, accumulating a total of 2196 runs at an average of 66.5. This feat was achieved after Pakistan’s early exit from the tournament, prior to the knockout stages.
Shubman Gill, the rising star from India and the second-ranked ODI batter, is the only player close to Babar’s impressive total, having scored 1901 runs at an average of 70.4 since the last World Cup.
However, there is a significant gap of over 400 runs to the next highest run-scorer from a different team in this year’s World Cup.
Top Run-Scorers from Each Country
Leading their respective teams in run-scoring since the 2019 World Cup are Bangladesh’s Litton Das (1482 runs) and Australia’s David Warner (1407). Sri Lanka’s reliable Pathum Nissanka rounds out the top five with a total of 1396 runs.
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (1269 runs), New Zealand’s Tom Latham (1247), England’s Dawid Malan (1022), Afghanistan’s Rahmat Shah (1014), and the Netherlands’ Scott Edwards are the leading run-scorers for their respective teams since the last World Cup.
Leading Bowlers Since 2019 World Cup
The list of top wicket-takers from each country since the 2019 World Cup is led by Australia’s spinner Adam Zampa, who has taken 77 ODI wickets.
India’s Kuldeep Yadav follows closely with 59 wickets, surprisingly surpassing the world’s top-ranked ODI bowlers, teammates Mohammed Siraj and Josh Hazlewood.
Other notable performers include Bangladesh’s all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz with 56 wickets, Pakistan’s pacer Haris Rauf (53), Sri Lanka’s spinner Maheesh Theekshana (44), and South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi (44).
The top 10 is completed by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan (41 wickets), England’s Adil Rashid (41), New Zealand’s Matt Henry (38), and the Netherlands’ Logan van Beek (34).