Top 5 current batsmen with best 'innings per century' ratio in international cricket

Top 5 current batsmen with best ‘innings per century’ ratio in international cricket

For the purpose of better and fair analysis, a player must have at least 100 international innings under his belt in order to be considered for this list.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The sport of cricket has come a long way and transformed in multiple ways since the first international cricket match was played between England and Australia way back in the year 1877. To say that the game is a battle of equal proportions between batsmen and bowlers would be a fallacy in today’s world. With various advancements in the game and the introduction of shorter formats, the progress of batting aspect of the game has overshadowed that of bowling.

Gone are the days when bowlers breathed fire and terrorized the batsmen with constant bouncers and short-length deliveries. Modern gaming rules have made the game much accommodative to the batsmen and hence, performance of batsmen has been improving year by year. The modern-day players are overtaking their predecessors in playing long innings and are scoring more hundreds than ever.

The number of 50+ and 100+ scores by various players in a single innings is one the rise. In this article, we will discuss top 5 current batsmen with the best innings per century ratio in international cricket. For the purpose of better and fair analysis, a player must have at least 100 international innings under his belt in order to be considered for this list.

Here are the Top 5 current batsmen with best innings per century ratio in International cricket:

5. Babar Azam: 9.87 innings per century

Babar Azam innings per century
Babar Azam. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The records of the recent Pakistan sensation are making rounds in International cricket circles. The right-handed batsman from Lahore has brought some respite to a perennially struggling Pakistan batting line-up. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Babar has maintained composure and refused to let himself carried away by his comparisons to various legends of the game.

He has been occupying the spot for the No.1 T20I batsman for many years now and has refused to even budge from his place. His exploits in the other limited-overs matches have been equally impressive, marked by his unimaginable consistency, grit and determination. Lately, he has started expressing himself in Test cricket as well, giving indications that he is well on his way to becoming an all-time great.

In 158 international innings, the batsman has scored 16 centuries in Tests and ODIs. 5 of his hundreds came in the longest format while 11 were scored in the colored jersey. Thus, his ratio of innings taken per a century scored comes out to be 9.87 which is quite impressive for a player still finding his feet in international cricket.

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