Pakistan has been awarded some of the most advanced cricketers since the test cricket became in 1950. Pakistan is a highly entertaining team and has made a great success. The reason behind Pakistan’s brilliant run in international cricket is the quality of Pakistani cricketers that has represented the nation. So here are the top 10 Pakistani cricketers of all time.
The greatest and most successful Pakistani cricketer is Imran khan, one of the best all-rounder has 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.
One of the fast bowler ever in the world, known as a ‘Sultan Of Swing’ Wasim Akram was one of the best Pakistani cricketer, coach and captain of Pakistan cricket team. He has mastered two techniques, the yorker and the reverse swing which are the most difficult to the bowl and play. Akram finished his career with 414 Test wickets in 104 matches and 502 ODI wickets in 356 matches.
Javed Miandad is one of the best Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer. Mindad was Pakistan’s highest scorer in his career when the team was in trouble his runs lead to the victory. He finished 7,381 ODI runs at an average of 41. He also scored 50 half-centuries and eight centuries in his 233 match career.
One of the greatest ODI all-rounders of all time, Shahid Khan Afridi also known as Boom Boom or Lala is the best Pakistani all-rounder and former captain of the Pakistan cricket team. Afridi is 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.
Waqar Younis is a Pakistani cricket coach and former caption of Pakistan cricket team. waqar formed one of the most dangerous opening fast bowling pairs with Wasim Akram. He 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.
One of the greatest modern-day batsmen of Pakistan, Younis Khan is the Pakistani former cricketer, coach and captain of the Pakistan cricket team in all three formats (Test, ODI and T20). he was honored as one of the greatest batsmen in Test cricket. He scored 7589 runs in 90 Tests with an average of 51.97 while in 264 ODI’s, he has completed 7,240 runs at an average of 31.
An extremely reliable batsman, Inzamam-ul-Haq is the best batsman of Pakistan ever produced. His aggressive batting leads to Pakistan victory in world cup 1992. He scored 8830 runs in Tests at an average close to 50 and more than 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. He is Pakistan’s leading run in all the formats of the game with 20,000 runs.
Hanif Mohammad, also known as ‘Little Master’ was real super and aggressive start from Pakistan. He scored a memorable 337 runs against the top bowling attack of West Indies in 1957. He scored 3915 runs at an average of 43.98 in 55 test matches with twelve centuries.
Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani, better known as Zaheer Abbas is a Pakistani former cricketer. ‘Asian Bradman’, elegant and stylish batsman scored more than 5000 Test runs at an average of 44.79 with 12 centuries.
Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi, better known as Misbah-ul-Haq is a Pakistani former cricketer and captain of Pakistan ODI and Test cricket team. Misbah has been one of the most talked-about Pakistani cricketers for the country in the recent few years. He scored 5,122 runs at an average of 43 with a strike rate of 73. He is the current chief selector and head coach of the Pakistan cricket team.
One of the finest leg spinners in the world has ever seen, Abdul Qadir was the famous Pakistani cricketer. Qadir mastered in the art of googly and took nine wickets in an inning against England. He was a hard-hitting batsman down order batting. He took 236 wickets in his 67 Test matches.