The debate between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world has been ongoing since the Pakistani captain dethroned the Indian batting great from the top of the ODI rankings. Despite Kohli having started his international cricket career seven years before Azam, the Pakistani captain has overtaken him to register several batting records.
Both players are considered the best in the current era across formats due to their exceptional skills and consistency in scoring runs and holding top spots in all three formats. Batting against SENA countries on their home soil has always been a tough challenge for Asian batsmen, but both Babar and Kohli have impressed their fans with their performances.
Babar Azam has played 27 T20I matches against SENA countries on their soil, scoring an impressive 1,066 runs at an average of 48.45 and a strike rate of 134.66. The right-handed batsman has also scored one century and ten half-centuries, with a total of 121 boundaries and 16 maximums to his name.
Virat Kohli has played 28 T20I matches against SENA countries, scoring 865 runs at an average of 39.31 and a strike rate of 137.08. The former Indian captain has scored seven half-centuries, with 66 boundaries and 23 maximums.
Looking at the stats, both Babar Azam and Virat Kohli have performed remarkably well against SENA countries on their home soil. While Babar Azam has scored more runs and boasts a higher average, Kohli has a better strike rate and has hit more sixes. Ultimately, both players have established themselves as two of the best batsmen in the world, and their performances will continue to be closely watched and compared.
here’s a table comparing the T20I stats of Babar Azam and Virat Kohli against SENA countries on their home soil: