Mohammad Rizwan became the most successful wicket-keeper batsman in the history of Pakistan

Mohammad Rizwan became the most successful wicket-keeper batsman

It’s impressive to note Mohammad Rizwan’s achievements as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the Pakistan national cricket team. Rizwan has become the most successful wicketkeeper-batsman in Pakistan’s history, maintaining a batting average of over 40 in all three formats of the game despite playing more than 100 international matches.

In Test cricket, Rizwan has averaged 40 in 30 matches, while in ODIs, he holds a batting average of 40 in 74 matches. His T20 international average is even higher, at 49 in 85 matches. Notably, Rizwan is the only wicketkeeper-batsman in Pakistan to achieve and sustain this level of consistency over such a significant number of games.

Moreover, Rizwan has emerged as the batsman with the highest average in international cricket over the last four years. After 2020, he, along with Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, and Joe Root, has scored thousands of runs with a better average than other top batsmen in the world.

Over the past four years, Rizwan has amassed 5285 runs in all formats at an impressive average of 48.48. This includes four centuries and 42 fifties in 137 innings. Notably, he has also set a record as the wicketkeeper-batsman with the highest average in Australia, achieving this honor in just two tours.

In the Sydney Test match, Rizwan made history by becoming the first wicketkeeper to score more than 300 runs in a single innings in Australia. His innings of 88 runs, featuring 2 sixes and 10 fours, contributed to an overall average of 48.85 in the country. This surpasses the records of other Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsmen, with Sarfaraz Ahmed ranking second with 239 runs at an average of 29.87 on Australian soil. Rizwan’s remarkable performances highlight his significance in the cricketing world and his unique contributions to Pakistan’s cricketing legacy.

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