Top 10 Pakistani Bowlers of All Time

Top 10 Pakistani Bowlers of All Time

1. Wasim Akram

One of the best fast bowler ever in the world, Wasim Akram was one of the best Pakistani cricketer, coach and captain of Pakistan cricket team. He mastered two techniques, the yorker and the reverse swing which are the most difficult to the bowl and play. He is also known as a ‘Sultan Of Swing’. Akram finished his career with 414 Test wickets in 104 matches and 502 ODI wickets in 356 matches.

2. Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis is the finest Pakistani Bowler and former caption of Pakistan cricket team. He formed one of the most dangerous opening fast bowling pairs with Wasim Akram. Waqar was a reverse swing bowling expert who removed many batsmen through his reverse swing yorkers. He took 373 wickets in 87 Tests and 416 wickets from 262 ODIs.

3. Shahid Khan Afridi

One of the greatest ODI all-rounders of all time, Shahid Khan Afridi is the best Pakistani bowler and former Pakistan cricket team caption. Afridi is the most best player in the world that no one can beat him in cricket, He played very fast and mostly hit sixes and boundaries. He has shown a remarkable performance in 398 ODIs and has scored a total of 8,064 runs at a strike rate of 117 and got 395 wickets. Afridi is also known as Boom Boom or Lala in Pakistan.

4. Saqlain Mushtaq

One of the finest Pakistani spin bowler, Saqlain Mushtaq is a Pakistani former cricketer and British Pakistani cricket coach. He is known as one of the best spin bowlers in the history of cricket. Saqlain took 208 wickets in 49 test matches and 288 wickets in 169 ODI matches.

5. Shoaib Akhtar

Whenever one hears a word paced and a great speedster, the only name that comes to mind is Shoaib Akhtar. Shoaib’s controversial, as it should be called, contains a long list of injuries, misconduct and violations. He is known as the world’s fastest bowler of all time. Shoaib presenting the world record at a speed of 161. 3 km/h (100. 23 miles per hour) in a pool match against England during the 2003 World Cup. He took 175 wickets in 46 test matches and 247 wickets in 163 ODI matches.

6. Saeed Ajmal

One of the best spin bowler in this era, Saeed Ajmal is a former Pakistani cricketer and coach and played in all formats. He regarded as the best ODI and T20I bowler in the world. He took 178 wickets in 35 test matches and 184 wickets in 113 ODI matches.

7. Aaqib Javed

Aaqib Javed is the best Pakistani former cricketer and coach. He is right-handed medium-paced fast bowler with the ability to swing the ball in both directions. Aaqib was born in Sheikhupura, Punjab and belongs to Jutt family. He took 54 wickets in 22 test matches and 182 wickets in 163 ODI matches.

8. Imran Khan

The greatest and most successful Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan is one of the best all-rounder. He took more than 500 wicket-takers and 7000 plus runs. Imran Khan was the leader of the Pakistani team responsible for world cup victory in 1992 in Australia. He was born in the Pashtun family in Lahore in 1952 and made his debut in the Pakistan cricket team at age 18 against England in 1971. Khan is the current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

9. Mohammad Amir

One of the aggressive and talented young Pakistani left-arm Bowler, Mohammad Amir made his debut in the Pakistan Cricket Team against Sri Lanka in 2009. Former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram selected him as a fast bowler in the fast bowling camp in 2007. He was the leading bowler in the Pakistan U-19 cricket team in 2008.

10. Abdul Razzaq

Abdul Razzaq is the finest Pakistani former cricketer and coach. He is right arm medium-fast bowler and played in all formats. He took 100 wickets in 46 test matches with average 36.94 and 269 wickets in 265 ODI matches with average 31.83.

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