5 Players who can outshine Virat Kohli in ODIs in 2020
Virat Kohli will undoubtedly face a fierce competition in the year 2020.
Published - Jan 8, 2020 11:54 am | Updated - Jan 8, 2020 11:54 am
2. Babar Azam
Babar Azam, the top-order batsman from Pakistan has certainly emerged as one of the biggest rivals of Virat Kohli in ODI format. The 25-year-old is one of the mainstays in Men in Green and he has been giving consistent performances for his national side. Babar mustered 1092 runs in 20 games at an average of 60.66 with three tons and six half-centuries in the year 2019. He also went past Kohli and became the third-quickest player to smack 11 tons.
Even, Babar is not very far from Virat Kohli in the latest ODI rankings as he is ranked 3rd in the batsmen tally. The 25-year-old is technically very sound due to which he received lots of praises from the former cricketing greats. His previous year performances for Pakistan and stats make him a fierce competitor for Virat Kohli for the year 2020 in the ODI format. However, Babar will have to be in its prime throughout 12 months if he wants to outclass the Indian batter.
In ICC World Cup 2019, Babar Azam was the leading scorer for Pakistan with one brilliant ton and three half-centuries. He possibly showed glimpses of becoming the best batsmen in the 50-over format by performing well in unfamiliar conditions of England.