The statistic that shows how much One Day Cricket has changed in the last 20 years

Babar Azam

Maches : 70

Centuries : 10



Maches : 378

Centuries : 10

The changing face of the one day can largely be seen in two of Pakistan's class batsmen from this and the previous generation.

Babar Azam is a class act, and with his recent century again New Zealand at the World Cup, has already managed 10 centuires in only 70 one day internationals.

Big Inzamam-ul-Haq, a mainstay for the Pakistan team in the 90's and 2000's decade, also managed 10 centuries, but he played more than 5 times as many matches! He played 378 one day matches for his country.

Does Azam's 10 centuires in 70 matches compared to ul-Haq's 10 centuries in 378 make him a far superior player, or does it show just how much the one day game has changed over the years? Or perhaps it tells us something else entirely? What's your theory?