Ricky Ponting is the leading scorer in a calendar year as a captain with 2833 runs in 58 innings in 2005.
Most Runs as Captain: The year 2022 did not go well for the Pakistan cricket team. But, this year has been great for Pakistan captain Babar Azam. While Pakistan lost in the finals of the Asia Cup and T20 World Cups, they could not achieve much success in Test cricket either. This year, Pakistan played seven Tests at home and failed to win even one. However, Captain Babar performed brilliantly and set a record in his name. Babar became the fourth captain to score the most runs in a calendar year.
Babar Azab scored 2598 runs this year.
Babar scored a total of 2598 runs this year. He became the fourth player to score the most runs as a captain in a calendar year. Babar scored 1184 runs at an average of 69.64 in nine Tests this year. He became the highest run scorer. In ODIs, Babar scored 679 runs in nine matches at an average of 84.87. Babar scored 735 runs in 26 T20 International matches at an average of 31.95. Babar scored eight international centuries this year.
Ponting in the forefront..
Ricky Ponting is the leading run-scorer in a calendar year as a captain with 2833 runs in 58 innings in 2005. As far as the most runs scored as a captain is concerned, Virat Kohli’s name appears thrice in the top-5. In 2017, Kohli scored 2818 runs in 52 innings. Kohli scored 2735 runs in 47 innings in 2018 and 2455 runs in 46 innings in 2019.
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