Pakistan Breaks the Greatest Team Record in T20I History

Over the years, Pakistan cricket team has been called “Mercurial”, “Unpredictable” and other such titles. Interestingly, the team has shown some staggering consistency in the T20 format of the game ever since Sarfaraz Ahmed took charge of the side and have set a new record in this format – they have been the Number 1 ranked T20I side in the world for two years now.


Pakistan Becomes the Most Successful Team in T20I History

This is a staggering record that points towards stability in a format where the rankings and even team forms have been the opposite of this. This record means that Pakistan is the longest-reigning number 1 team in T20 history.

In terms of days that the team has been ranked at the top since the T20 format’s inception, the green shirts are 2nd with only Sri-Lanka in the front.

Team Period Days
Pakistan 28th Jan 2018 – 27th Jan 2020 729
New Zealand 04th May 2016 – 31st Oct 2017 546
Sri-Lanka 29th Sep 2012 – 27th March 2014 545
Sri-Lanka 07th Sep 2014 – 09th Jan 2016 490
England 24th Oct 2011 – 07th Aug 2012 289
India 01st May 2014 – 06th Sep 2014 129
India 12th Feb 2016 – 03rd May 2016 82
Pakistan 07th Nov 2017 – 02nd Jan 2018 57
South Africa 08th Aug 2012 -11th Sep 2012 35


During this time period, the team has put in some stellar performances with both the bat and the ball.


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Babar Azam has been the highest overall run-getter for the team and Shadab is the highest wicket-taker. They were backed by some smart captaincy by Sarfaraz, who was recently axed from the squad due to poor form.

These were the top 3 run scorers during this period:

Name Runs
Babar Azam 921
Fakhar Zaman 573
Shoaib Malik 488

Meanwhile, these were the leading wicket-takers for Pakistan during the record-breaking period:

Name Wickets
Shadab Khan 31
Muhammad Amir 19
Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi 16


In the World Cup later this year, let’s see what performances we see from the team.

  • Still it requires a lot of courage to watch Pakistan playing.

    and by the way if all achievement is done during Sarfraz tenure than why he is ousted

  • Text say second, table suggests Pakistan is 1st. Isn’t it to have a review before putting something online?

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