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Babar Hayat (born January 5, 1992 in Attock, Pakistan) is a Pakistani-born Hong Kong cricketer and former Hong Kong captain. He is a right-handed batsman.

Babar Hayat
Personal information
Full nameBabar Hayat
Born (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 27)
Hazro Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 22)1 May 2014 v Afghanistan
Last ODI18 September 2018 v India
ODI shirt no.10
T20I debut (cap 3)16 March 2014 v Nepal
Last T20I18 January 2017 v Netherlands
T20I shirt no.10
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 20 24 6 35
Runs scored 759 541 712 1,299
Batting average 42.16 27.05 71.20 44.79
100s/50s 0/8 1/2 3/1 0/12
Top score 89 122 214* 89
Balls bowled 6 72 6
Wickets 0 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 10/– 16/– 7/– 13/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 18 September 2018


International careerEdit

Babar made his T20I cricket completion debut against Nepal on 16 March 2014. On his debut match he made only 20 runs from 25 balls.[1] He made his One Day International debut against Afghanistan in the 2014 ACC Premier League on 1 May 2014.[2] In the 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier in February 2016, he became the first Hong Kong player to score a century in a T20I match.[3]

Babar Hayat has the record for the highest ever T20I score by any player in the second innings of a T20I (122) and second in the list for scoring the highest ever T20I score in a losing cause just behind Australia's Shane Watson's 124*. Babar Hayat's 122 is also the highest ever score in T20I in the 2nd innings of a T20I in a losing cause.[4] Babar Hayat's 122 is in second place for the highest percentage of runs in a completed innings of a team,where his team scored only 175/7 in that innings.[5]

Babar Hayat holds the joint record for taking the most catches in a single T20I as a fielder(4) along with Darren Sammy, Ajinkya Rahane, Peter Borren, Corey Anderson and Dinesh Chandimal.He too has taken the most catches for Hong Kong in a single T20I.[6]

On 16 February 2017 in the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship match against the Netherlands, he and Anshuman Rath made 197 runs for the third wicket. This was a List A record for Hong Kong and a record for any wicket in a World Cricket League match.[7]

In December 2017, he became the first batsman for Hong Kong to score a double century in first-class cricket, when he made 214 not out against Papua New Guinea in the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup.[8]

In August 2018, he was named the captain of Hong Kong's squad for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier tournament.[9] However, prior to the tournament, Hayat stepped down as captain,[10] with Anshuman Rath replacing him.[11] Hong Kong won the qualifier tournament, and he was then named in Hong Kong's squad for the 2018 Asia Cup.[12]

In December 2018, he was named in Hong Kong's team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[13] He was the leading run-scorer for Hong Kong in the tournament, with 136 runs in three matches.[14] In April 2019, he was named in Hong Kong's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[15] HE DIED ON 13TH AUGUST 2019 HE MET WITH AN ACCIDENT AND PASSED AWAY AT AN EARLY AGE

T20 franchise careerEdit

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[16][17] In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[18]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2nd Match, First Round Group A: Hong Kong v Nepal at Chittagong, Mar 16, 2014 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  2. ^ "Asian Cricket Council Premier League, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Babar scored a ton". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Records | Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Most runs in a match on the losing side | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  5. ^ "Records | Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Highest percentage of runs in a completed innings | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  6. ^ "Records | Twenty20 Internationals | Fielding records | Most catches in an innings | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  7. ^ "Hong Kong collapse allows Netherlands to escape with five-run win". ESPN Cricinfo. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Babar Hayat hits Hong Kong's first double century in first-class cricket". South China Morning Post. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Hong Kong Squad for the ACC Asia Cup Qualifiers 2018 - 27th August - 8th September 2018". Hong Kong Cricket. Archived from the original on 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Young Hong Kong a banana peel for Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Captaincy Change at Asia Cup Qualifiers for Hong Kong". Hong Kong Cricket. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Anshuman Rath to lead Hong Kong into the 2018 Unimoni Asia Cup". Hong Kong Cricket. Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Aizaz Khan to replace injured Anshuman Rath as captain for Emerging Nations Cup!". Hong Kong Cricket. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, 2018/19 - Hong Kong Emerging Team: Minor cricket (one-day/limited overs): Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  15. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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