Shan Masood Breaks Record, Now Ranked Above Kohli and AB de Villiers

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Shan Masood may not have had the brightest of starts to his international career with just one hundred and three fifties in 13 Test matches, but the 28-year-old is having a splendid time in the domestic circuit.

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Similar to Fawad Alam, Shan is also ranked amongst one of the top performers in domestic cricket with the highest ever average of 58.94 in List-A cricket.

While drawing a comparison across the globe, Shan is ranked above Australian Micheal Bevan and Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who average 57.86 and 56.56 respectively.


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Although the duo has played a lot more matches than Masood, it is still a remarkable feat.

Here is a complete overview of the best averages in List-A cricket:

Best Averages in List-A Cricket

PlayerSpanMatInnsNOsRunsHSAvg100s50s
Shan Masood2008-current7472153360182*58.941020
MG Bevan1989-200642738512415103157*57.8613116
V Kholi2006-current242233381103018356.563954
CA Pujara2006-current9190173955158*54.171025
Khurram Manzoor2002-current134133146388190*53.682232
AB de Villiers2003-current263252441112317653.472963
JWA Taylor2008-2016136131305365146*53.111530
Saleem Elahi2010-current14113818627717252.301837
Babar Azam2010-current103101114682148*51.421724
MS Dhoni1999-current3913399312547183*51.001781
Iftikhar Ahmed2012-current6766132683138*50.62616
Fakhar Zaman2012-current63623297318050.38820
A Mukund2009-201762612296613950.271016
RG Pollock1969-1987118112194656222*50.061225
GS Ballance2006-20179791143819152*49.59723
M Klinger1998-2017177174237449166*49.331844
Yashpal Singh2001-current70704322516948.861019
Sami Aslam2003-current18816640614914948.80838
JA Rudolph2000-201726224743978513748.281870
IJL Trott1999-201716624743978513747.962166
Azhar Ali2000-current160144225827132*47.761634

Shan Masood, as evident from the chart, is leading the List-A cricket across the globe in the best average category. According to many cricket experts, he is ready for the next big step in his career, which is national team selection.

However, his chances of selection hinge on Sami Aslam, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman’s performances in the upcoming England-Ireland tour.

Syed Zarar

Zarar looks after Sports & Auto at ProPakistani.

Originally Published on ProPakistani.com

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