Can Babar Azam level the record of legendary Kumar Sangakkara?

Babar Azam Century celebration

Babar Azam the backbone of cricket in Pakistan now has got an opportunity to set another record in his career. Babar Azam has an opportunity to hit the 4th consecutive century in his ODI career and equal this record to former Srilankan wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara. He scored 4 consecutive centuries back in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Babar Azam has a great chance to level the record of legendary Kumar Sangakkara while looking at the current form he has been carrying with him for the last two years.

Babar Azam Leading the ODI Charts

Babar Azam, Pakistan captain currently leading the ICC Men’s ODI rankings with 891 rating points.

He is currently in the all-time high form of his international cricket career. He has scored 4 centuries in his last 5 matches.

Babar Azam scored the 17th ODI century of his career in his last outing against West Indies on June 8, 2022. It was also his 3rd consecutive ODI century on two different occasions.

Babar Azam to Equal Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 4 consecutive centuries

Today i.e. 10th June 2022, Pakistan is going to play its 2nd ODI of the series against West Indies in Multan. This game is an opportunity for Babar Azam to equal the record of scoring 4 consecutive centuries and level the record with Kumar Sangakkara.


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Except for Kumar Sangakkara, who scored 4 consecutive centuries in ODI cricket, Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Quinton De Kock, Ross Taylor, Jonny Bairstow and Virat Kohli are the only players who scored 3 consecutive centuries in ODI format.

Babar Azam is the only cricketer to do so on two different occasions. He also completed the fastest 1,000 ODI runs as captain and became the quickest to hit 17 ODI centuries so far.

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