Top 5 fastest batsmen to reach 12 centuries in ODI

fastest batsmen to reach 12 centuries in ODI

Babar Azam while playing against Zimbabwe in third ODI match completed his 12th ODI centuries in just fewer games but not at top of the list as two players have been competing him with the ease.

Babar Azam scored his 12th ODI century against Zimbabwe in his only 75th ODI innings. After playing 77 matches. Although he didn’t bat in 2 matches so those will not be considered in overall his record of innings. It is huge achievement to be among the high quality of players like Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla. Not to forget he tops the list among them (Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla).

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He is third fastest batsman to score 12 ODI centuries in this list. Overall 2nd fastest batsman from men’s ODI cricket. Only the Quinton De Kock is faster than him in men’s ODI cricket.

Babar Azam has been doing it with much of ease. He has the century in every series he has played since Pakistan’s tour of England in 2019. He scored 1 century against England in that series. At least one century in mega event.

1 century against Sri Lanka after World Cup 2019 and a century against Zimbabwe in 2020. He has made it looks so easy to score centuries. In 2020 he also got some  awards like “Most valuable cricketer of the year” and Best White Ball cricketer of the year from Pakistan Cricket Board.

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Meg Lanning a lady cricketer is at top of the list with very few innings. She has played only 68 innings to score 12 ODI centuries.

Quinton De Kock is at 2nd who has played 74 ODI matches for completing his 12th ODI centuries.

Hashim Amla is at 4th with 81 innings while Virat Kohli is at 5th after playing 83 innings.

Top 5 fastest batsmen to reach 12 ODI centuries

1: Meg Lanning

2: Quinton De Kock

3: Babar Azam

4: Hashim Amla

5: Virat Kohli

The batsmen in this list have high caliber of batting at any kind of situation. They only know how to get score and win the matches for the team.

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If you talk about only men’s cricket then Babar Azam just missed out on 1 innings to be more quicker because only 1 innings make a huge difference here. While others are making into the list but are way behind him.

Babar Azam is also quickest to score 13 and 14 ODI centuries after this. Now he is just 1 century behind to reach to 15 centuries way faster than any in this format.

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