HomeCricketA List of Total Babar Azam Centuries in International Cricket

A List of Total Babar Azam Centuries in International Cricket

Babar Azam made his international debut for Pakistan in 2015, marking the beginning of a remarkable cricketing journey. His talent and dedication quickly earned him recognition as one of Pakistan’s most promising batsmen. Azam’s consistent performances across formats established him as a cornerstone of Pakistan’s batting lineup. His maiden T20 international century, a knock of 122 runs against South Africa, is the highest individual knock by a Pakistan batsman in T20Is. 

Azam’s exceptional batting led him to captain Pakistan in all formats. He led Pakistan to the number one ODI ranking among other achievements. Despite resigning from captaincy after the 2023 Cricket World Cup, he returned as captain for white-ball cricket in March 2024.

 In all, he has scored 9 centuries in Tests, 19 in ODIs, and 3 in T20Is.

Babar Azam Centuries in Test Cricket 

DateScoreOpponentVenueMatch Result
24 November 2018127New ZealandDubaiWon
21 November 2019104AustraliaBrisbaneLost
11 December 2019102*Sri LankaRawalpindiDrawn
19 December 2019100*Sri LankaKarachiWon
7 February 2020143BangladeshRawalpindiWon
12 March 2022196AustraliaKarachiDrawn
16 July 2022119Sri LankaGalleWon
1 December 2022136EnglandRawalpindiLost
26 December 2022161New ZealandKarachiDrawn

Babar Azam’s Test cricket journey is marked by significant milestones. His debut in Test cricket against the West Indies in Dubai on October 13, 2016, saw him making an immediate impact by scoring 69 runs in his first innings. Notably, Azam became the first player to register a fifty on his Test debut during a day/night Test match.

In November 2018, during the second Test against New Zealand, Azam reached a significant milestone by scoring his maiden Test century. 

Azam continued to impress on the international stage, particularly during Pakistan’s tour of Australia in October 2019. In the first Test of the series, he scored his second Test century. Despite missing out on a consecutive century in the second Test when he was dismissed on 97, Azam ended the series with an impressive tally of 210 runs at an average of 52.50.

One of the most memorable moments in Azam’s Test career came during Sri Lanka’s tour to Pakistan in December 2019. This marked the return of Test cricket to Pakistan after a decade’s absence. Batting on home soil for the first time in Tests, Azam scored an unbeaten century. In the second Test in Karachi, Azam once again proved his mettle by scoring 60 and an unbeaten 100 respectively, concluding the series with an average of 262.

With nine Test centuries to his name so far, Azam continues to be a vital cog in Pakistan’s Test lineup. He has scored six Test centuries at home and three overseas.

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Babar Azam Centuries in ODI Cricket 

DateScoreOpponentLocationMatch Result
30 September 2016120West IndiesSharjahWon
2 October 2016123West IndiesSharjahWon
5 October 2016117West IndiesAbu DhabiWon
26 January 2017100AustraliaAdelaideLost
9 April 2017125*West IndiesProvidenceWon
13 October 2017103Sri LankaDubaiWon
16 October 2017101Sri LankaAbu DhabiWon
22 July 2018106*ZimbabweBulawayoWon
17 May 2019115EnglandNottinghamLost
26 June 2019101*New ZealandBirminghamWon
30 September 2019115Sri LankaKarachiWon
3 November 2020125ZimbabweRawalpindiTied
2 April 2021103South AfricaCenturionWon
13 July 2021158EnglandBirminghamLost
31 March 2022114AustraliaLahoreWon
2 April 2022105AustraliaLahoreWon
8 June 2022103West IndiesMultanWon
5 May 2023107New ZealandKarachiWon
30 August 2023151NepalMultanWon

In May 2015, Babar Azam earned a spot in the Pakistani ODI squad for the home series against Zimbabwe. He marked his ODI debut in the third ODI, impressing with a half-century. 

Despite a string of poor performances that followed, Azam was selected for the home series against the West Indies in 2016. In the first ODI, he silenced the critics with his maiden international century, notching 120 runs off 131 balls and earning his first Man of the Match award.

His brilliance continued in the second ODI, where he scored another century, this time scoring 123 off 126 balls, aiding Pakistan to post a total of over 330 runs. In the third and final ODI of the series, Azam maintained his form, securing a third consecutive century with 117 runs off 106 balls. He set a new record by scoring the highest number of runs (360) in a three-match ODI series. 

In all, Babar Azam has scored 19 centuries in ODIs. The Pakistan team has won 15 out of 19 ODI matches whenever Babar Azam has scored a century.

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Babar Azam Centuries in T20I Cricket 

DateScoreOpponentLocationMatch Result
14 April 2021122South AfricaCenturionWon
22 September 2022110*EnglandKarachiWon
15 April 2023101*New ZealandLahoreWon

Babar Azam is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in T20Is, and his first T20I century of 122 runs, achieved against South Africa in 2021, remains the highest individual score by a Pakistani player in T20I cricket. In that game, Azam and Mohammad Rizwan shared a partnership of 197 runs, which is the highest partnership for Pakistan in T20Is and the fourth-highest partnership overall in the format. 

In April 2021, during the third T20I against Zimbabwe, Azam became the fastest batsman, in terms of innings, to reach 2,000 runs in T20Is, achieving this feat in his 52nd innings. 

Babar Azam Centuries in the PSL

DateScoreOpponentLocationMatch Result
8 March 2023115QuettaRawalpindiLost

Babar Azam has recorded just one century in the PSL, achieving the milestone with a score of 115 against Quetta at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on March 8, 2023. He is the highest run-scorer in PSL history, having amassed 3504 runs at an average and strike rate of 45.50 and 127.41. 

Babar Azam Centuries in the World Cup 

DateScoreOpponentLocationMatch Result
26 June 2019101*New ZealandBirminghamWon

Babar Azam has participated in two ODI World Cups, accumulating 794 runs at an impressive average of 52.93. During these tournaments, he has notched up one century and seven half-centuries.

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FAQs about Babar Azam Centuries

Q) How many centuries does Babar Azam have in Test cricket?

A) Babar Azam has scored a total of nine centuries in the longest format of the game. Six of these were scored at home, while three came away from home. 

Q) How many centuries does Babar Azam have in ODI cricket?

A) Babar Azam has scored a total of 19 centuries in ODI cricket

Q) How many centuries does Babar Azam have in T20I cricket?

A) Babar Azam has scored a total of three centuries in T20 internationals. His maiden T20 international century of 122 runs is also the highest individual score by a Pakistan batsman in T20Is.

Q) How many centuries does Babar Azam have in the PSL?

A) Babar Azam, who is the highest run-scorer in PSL history, has scored a solitary century in the tournament. 

Q) How many centuries does Babar Azam have in the World Cup?

A) Babar Azam has scored one century in the two ODI World Cups he has participated in.



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