Pakistan Cricket Team has produced a lot of great players throughout the years but here we are going to talk about the best Pakistani cricketers of all time. We will decide the best Pakistani cricket player, Pakistan has ever produced at the end of the 10 players. Here is the list of 10 famous Pakistani cricketers.
1. Imran Khan
He began his international cricket career at the age of 18, in 1971 against England and announced his retirement in 1992 after winning the ODI WorldCup for Pakistan. Imran Khan played in 5 world cups and finally been able to win his last.
He is a pure example of a leader, he led the down and out Pakistani team in the 1992 World Cup to the victory. He has scored 7519 runs and 544 wickets for Pakistan in international cricket. He is considered as Pakistan’s greatest all-rounders but for us he is definitely the best Pakistani cricket player.
2. Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram is considered to be the best fast bowler in the world, he is also known as ” Sultan Of Swing “. He was also the founder of reverse swing which he made unplayable for the batsmen. He took 414 wickets in Test matches and 502 wickets in ODI’s.
Wasim Akram bowling stats suggest that he is indeed the best in the business till now. He was also a good all-round player too.
3. Younis Khan
He made his international cricket debut on 13 Feburary 2000, Younis Khan is considered to as a greatest test cricket batsman for Pakistan and he is also the only Test cricketer in the world to score a century in every 11 countries that have hosted Test cricket.
Younis Khan is the only Pakistan cricket player to score 10000 runs in Test cricket and also holds the record of most centuries by a Pakistani batsman. He is one of the test batsmen in the world with a century conversion ration of above 50%. He was also the victorious captain of ICC T20 World Cup 2019.
4. Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad is one of the best Pakistani cricketers, Espncricinfo described him as the ” greatest batsman Pakistan has ever produced “. He was Pakistan’s highest runs scorer in Test matches when he retired with 8832 runs in 124 matches with an average of 52 per match.
He has also served Pakistan cricket team as a captain and was also the part of 1992 World Cup winning squad. He was ranked in top 50 among the best cricketers of all time.
5. Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis is currently the bowling coach of Pakistan cricket team, he is considered as one of the best bowlers of all time. He was also known as ” The Toe Crusher ” because of his lethal yorkers.He holds the record of the youngest ever Pakistani captain. He has taken 373 wickets in 87 Test matches and 416 wickets in 262 ODI’s.
Misbah-ul-Haq is currently the chief selector and the Head coach of the Pakistan cricket team. He was the most successful captain in the history of Pakistan cricket. Pakistan has played 48 Test matches under Misbah captaincy and has won 24 matches, lost 13 and drawn 11.
Misbah-ul-Haq has scored a total of 11132 runs in 276 matches for Pakistan.And he aslo holds a record of a player with no ODI century in his career. He is considered as a greatest captain in Pakistan history because he led when the Pakistan cricket team was in troubles and scandals.
7. Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi is one of the famous Pakistani cricketers that are famous around the world. He is also known as ” Boom Boom “. He was famous for his batting style that no one can adapt, he holds the record for the faster century in ODI cricket in just 37 balls for 17 years which was than broken by Corey Anderson.
Shahid Afridi holds the record of most number of sixes in ODI cricket history. He is no doubt one of the best Pakistani cricketers in the world right now.
He is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in ODI with 11739 runs and the third highest in Test matches with 8830 runs. He also the only Pakistani batsman with 20000 runs in his career. Inzamam-ul-Haq’s contribution in the 1992 World Cup was very important as he gave aggression to the whole team with his batting. He is also considered as one of the best Pakistani cricketers.
8. Zaheer Abbas
Zaheer Abbas is also known as ” Asian Bradman “.He was the first batsman to score 3 consecutive ODI centuries. Zaheer Abbas has scored 7634 runs in 140 matches combined with 19 centuries. He is also one of the famous Pakistani cricketers.
10. Hanif Muhammad
Hanif Muhammad played for Pakistan in 55 Test Matches.At his peak he was considered as one the great batsman in the world despite the fact that Pakistan played very little at that time. He has scored 3915 runs in his 55 Test match career and surely he is one of the best Pakistani cricketers of all time.