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5 Best Pakistan cricket captains of all time

Pakistan cricket team has been led by various captains in the past some were good and some were just below the far. A lot of Pakistani cricketers were privileged to captain the team but here we are going to discuss Pakistan cricket captains that were best in the business at their time. The list of 5 best captains is down below:

1. Imran Khan

Imran Khan is recognized as one of the best captains in the world that have played the game. He became captain of the Pakistan team at the age of 32 years. Khan was so aggressive and bold in his decisions that even a down and out team can win under his captaincy. He was also known as “Kaptaan”.

Imran Khan is the only captain in Pakistan history that has won the World Cup for the country. A lot of players consider him as their role model and mentor. His stats as a captain are given below.

Test Matches Played : 48

Won : 14

Lost : 8

Drawn : 26

ODI Matches Played : 139

Won : 75

Lost : 59

2. Wasim Akram

The swing of sultan has led Pakistan cricket team four times in his career which is very rare. The first time he became captain was horrible for both him and the team because he was arrested in West Indies. After that incident he didn’t look back and led the team brilliantly.

He has led Pakistan cricket team in two World Cups. In 1999 world cup final were Pakistan lost to Australia made a serious allegation of match fixing on him. His captaincy stats are below:

Test Matches Played : 25

Won : 12

Lost : 8

Drawn : 5

ODI Matches Played : 109

Won : 66

Lost : 41

3. Misbah-ul-Haq

It will be not wrong to say that Misbah is the real and true leader of the Pakistan cricket team. He came into charge in 2010 when the Pakistan team was derailed by spot-fixing allegations and there was no home cricket being played since 2009. He stood up and led the team to the No 1 test team in the world. And the only captain to win the test mace for Pakistan. He is one of the best Pakistan cricket captains.

Misbah played and led Pakistan team all in away matches and condition and had no advantage of home conditions. But after all this he is the best test captain of Pakistan. His captaincy stats says all of him.

Test Matches Played : 37

Won : 20

Lost : 10

Drawn : 9

ODI Matches Played : 87

Won : 45

Lost : 39

4. Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis made a comeback in the team as a captain and took the pressure brilliantly. He was very lucky to play with the greats of Pakistan cricket. He was the youngest Pakistan test captain.The highest point in Waqar’s captaincy career is when he won six consecutive test matches in 2000-2001. His captaincy stats are below :

Test Matches Played : 17

Won : 10

Lost : 7

ODI Matched Played : 62

Won : 37

Lost : 23

5. Sarfaraz Ahmed

After Imran Khan, he became the only Pakistani captain to win the ICC ODI trophy for Pakistan. He has led Pakistan to ICC Champions trophy 2017 win. Sarfaraz was made T20 captain of Pakistan in 2016. HE was also the youngest captain to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2018. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won 11 consecutive T20 series and remained No 1 in ICC T20 rankings for a long time.

Test Matches Played : 13

Won : 4

Lost : 8

Drawn : 1

ODI Matches Played : 35

Won : 21

Lost : 13

T20 Matches Played : 37

Won : 29

Lost : 8

Conclusion :

Imran Khan is the most successful ODI captain of Pakistan but if we look at the stats of Misbah-ul-Haq than for sure he is the best and true leader of Pakistan cricket team because he hasn’t played cricket in Pakistan and won all the matches for Pakistan in overseas and also became the most successful test captain of Pakistan playing overseas. Misbah-ul-Haq is the best Pakistan cricket team captain.

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