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Babar Azam eyes multiple T20I landmarks in New Zealand series

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Pakistan’s white-ball captain Babar Azam is on the verge of breaking multiple records in T20I cricket during the upcoming home series against New Zealand.

The five-match T20I series will kick off on April 18 at Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium, marking Babar Azam’s return as Pakistan captain.

The star batter has scored 3,698 runs in T20I cricket and is third among the highest run-scorers in the format.

Indian star batter Virat Kohli tops the list with 4,037, followed by his teammate Rohit Sharma, who has amassed 3,974 runs.

Azam needs 340 runs in five games to become the highest-scorer as well as the second batter to surpass the 4000-run mark in T20I cricket.

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The right-handed batsman has captained Pakistan in 71 T20I matches, leading them to 42 victories. He is only three wins short of the record for the most wins as a T20I captain.

The record is currently held by Uganda’s Brian Masaba, who led his team to 44 victories.

Moreover, former Australian batter Aaron Finch holds the record for scoring the most runs (2236) as captain in T20I cricket.

He is closely followed by Azam, who has accumulated 2195 runs and is all set to surpass the record tally.

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