By the numbers: Pakistan’s stars and spinners have risen since the last World Cup.

By the numbers: Pakistan’s stars and spinners have risen since the last World Cup.

Babar Azam has surpassed an India opener as the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) since the last Cricket World Cup, while a deft spinner has taken the most wickets.

The Pakistan captain has the most ODI runs to his name since the conclusion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with the world’s No. 1 ranked ODI batter continuing to break records in the 50-over arena.

Babar has nine ODI centuries to his name since Pakistan were knocked out of the 2019 World Cup before the knockout stages, with the dominant right-hander amassing a total of 2196 runs at an impressive average of 66.5.

Shubman Gill, the emerging India star and No.2 ranked ODI batter, is his closest challenger and the only player within touching distance of Babar’s hefty total, having compiled 1901 runs since the last World Cup at an imposing average of 70.4.

Then there’s a drop of more than 400 runs to find the next player from a different side at this year’s World Cup to have scored the most runs for their country since England hoisted the famous trophy at Lord’s in 2019.

Bangladesh right-hander Litton Das (1482 runs) and Australia veteran David Warner (1407) lead their respective teams, with Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka rounding out an impressive top five.

Quinton de Kock of South Africa has the most runs (1269), Tom Latham of New Zealand has the most (1247), and England’s best batters since the last World Cup have been Dawid Malan (1022), Rahmat Shah (1014), and Scott Edwards of the Netherlands, respectively.

The list of top bowlers from each country since the 2019 World Cup reads a little differently, with Australia’s Adam Zampa leading the way with 77 ODI wickets.

Kuldeep Yadav of India comes in second with 59 scalps, putting him and Zampa ahead of the world’s top two ODI bowlers, Mohammed Siraj and Josh Hazlewood.

Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Mirazhas the third most with 56 wickets, while Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf (53), Sri Lanka spinner Maheesh Theekshana (44) and South Africa tweaker Tabraiz Shamsi (44) are next best.

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan (41 wickets since the last World Cup), England spinner Adil Rashid (41), New Zealand quick Matt Henry (38) and Netherlands seamer Logan van Beek (34) round out the top ten.




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