Babar Azam vs Rohit Sharma

Elegant cover drives, pinch hitting in the middle & commanding firepower at the top defines Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma. The Indian opener has been around the international circuit since the 2007 T20 World Cup, where he announced himself as the perfect replacement for the dangerous Virender Sehwag. Babar Azam has set the standards for aggressive batting in the Pakistan top-order and will be a player to watch out for in the near future.

Both players have prolific records in world cricket and also have had a taste in captaincy for their respective teams. Let’s see how they have fared:

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Babar Azam vs Rohit Sharma Stats Comparison

The stats of Rohit Sharma vs Babar Azam in tests, ODIs, T20Is and domestic T20 Cricket are as follows:

Babar vs Rohit in Test

In the purest form of the game, which is considered the true test of a cricketer’s talent, let’s see how Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma compare:

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

37

43

Innings

66

74

Runs

2461

3047

Avg

43.17

46.87

Hundred

5

8

Fifty

19

14

Best

143

212

The stats are very similar in Test cricket. Rohit Sharma has a great record at home, despite just being recently introduced into test cricket. Rohit edges out Babar with a superior average and runs here. 

Babar vs Rohit in ODI

Babar Azam currently holds the No.1 ODI ranking batsman in ODIs, a place that he took over from Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma has three double-centuries to his name in ODI cricket, having top-scored with 264 vs Australia. Babar Azam has the potential to be one of the greatest ODI batsmen, constantly breaking records set by his Indian counterpart. 

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

83

227

Innings

81

220

Runs

3985

9205

Avg

56.92

48.96

SR

89.57

88.90

Hundred

14

29

Fifty

17

43

Best

158

264

Overall, Rohit Sharma has shown consistency in ODI cricket, cracking 29 hundreds and his well-known for scoring big centuries. As stats show, Rohit has been the superior ODI batsman, with 9205 runs to his name. 

Babar vs Rohit in T20

In these numbers Babar has a clear edge over Rohit, let’s see how they compare:

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

70

119

Innings

65

111

Runs

2534

3197

Avg

46.07

33.30

SR

128.82

140.28

Hundred

1

4

Fifty

24

26

Best

122

118

Rohit Sharma is one of the few players in the world to have scored a hundred in all three formats and currently holds the record for the most hundreds in T20s. Being on and off the team since 2007, Rohit has now established himself in the Indian side. However, Babar Azam has bettered the new Indian T20 captain on average and potentially will be the better batsmen in T20 cricket.

Babar vs Rohit in Domestic T20 tournaments

The T20 domestic league numbers are close between the two most successful captains. Let’s see how they compare first:

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

58

213

Innings

56

208

Runs

2070

5611

Avg

43.12

34.84

SR

121.55

130.39

Hundred

0

1

Fifty

21

40

Best

90*

109

When comparing these two batsmen in the domestic T20 circuit- The Pakistan T20 league vs Indian T20 League, Rohit Sharma has played far more matches than Babar Azam. As captain of the Mumbai franchise, Rohit is also the third highest run-getter of the Indian T20 League and one of the most successful captains of Indian t20 league. Babar has played far fewer games, but is out-scoring Rohit with a healthy average of 43.12.

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So, Who is the Better Batsman Babar or Rohit

In terms of test cricket & ODI cricket, Rohit Sharma is the better batsmen. However, in T20s, Babar Azam has the edge. Despite not catching up with Babar in the top-spot in ODI cricket, Rohit has loitered around the Top 10 batsmen for a long time. 

Babar Azam vs Rohit Sharma – As Captains

Let’s look at the captaincy record of the Babar & Rohit here:

Captaincy in Tests

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

7

Wins

6

Loss

1

Draw

Win %

75

Rohit Sharma has never been the Test captain for India. Therefore, we cannot compare the stats with Babar Azam here.

Captaincy in ODIs

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

9

10

Wins

4

8

Losses

4

2

Tied

1

No Results

Win %

50

80

Both Babar and Azam have a similar number of games played as ODI captains. Rohit has filled in as captain in the absence of Virat and has the better win percentage (80%) than Babar Azam (50%). 

Captaincy in T20s

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

37

22

Wins

23

18

Losses

9

4

Tied

0

0

No Results

5

0

Win %

71.87

81.81

Rohit Sharma is the newly appointed Indian T20 team captain and has fulfilled his assignment to perfection with a cleansweep 3-0 over New Zealand recently. Babar Azam has also enjoyed a great stint at T20 captaincy with 23 wins in 37 matches. However, Rohit has just lost 4 matches in 22 as captain, and therefore holds the edge over Babar Azam.

Captaincy in Domestic T20 League

Rohit Sharma’s records in Indian t20 league and Babar’s Record in Pakistan’s t20 league are:

Stat

Babar Azam

Rohit Sharma

Match

1

129

Wins

0

75

Losses

1

509

Tied

0

4

No results

0

0

Win %

0

59.68

We cannot compare the captaincy record for both players as Babar Azam has only captained his domestic T20 league side once.

However, Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the Indian T20 League, having won the trophy 5 times. He is also the only captain to have a better winning percentage than MS Dhoni in the Indian T20 League.

Currently, Rohit Sharma is a better player and captain than Babar Azam, mainly due to his vast experience compared to Babar Azam’s stats. However, Azam looks a more complete batsmen in all three formats.

They both are not only among the best players and captains in the Indian t20 league but are also among the most chosen players in the fantasy cricket games for their respective matches as well.

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