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Tamim at top surpassing Babar, Hales in batting average


Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has rich stats in Pakistan Super League (PSL). Before the start of this year’s PSL, Tamim’s batting average was the highest among all other cricketers. He stays at the top even before the final of fifth edition.

Tamim at top surpassing Babar, Hales in batting average

The fifth edition of PSL started without the participation of any Bangladeshi players. However, the tournament was closed before the play-offs were played in March. It started again on November 14 following the health rules. Lahore Qalandars signed Tamim for the play-offs.

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After playing eliminator and qualifier, Lahore reached the final. Tamim also played big role in building the team’s innings in these two matches. He scored 18 off 10 balls in the first match against Peshawar Zalmi and 30 off 20 balls against Multan Sultans in the second match.

At the end of these two matches, Tamim’s batting average in the PSL is now 38, which is the highest among all the players in these five seasons. Tamim has four half-centuries in the tournament, was unbeaten in four separate innings and played a total of 19 innings. After Tamim, South Africa all-rounder David Wiese occupies the second position. His average is 36.85. He played an innings less than Tamim.

The next three position occupies by New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Luke Ronchi, Pakistan star batsman Babar Azam and English batsman Alex Hales.

Let’s take a look at the top five cricketers in PSL history according to highest batting average-

Position Name Innings Unbeaten Batting average Half-centuries
1 Tamim Iqbal 19 4 38 4
2 David Wiese 18 7 36.85 0
3 Luke Ronchi 31 3 36.42 10
4 Babar Azam 44 4 36.32 13
5 Alex Hales 12 1 35.45 2

 

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