Misbah-ul-Haq: His Record as a Test Cricket Captain

Owais Mughal

July 7, 2015

Misbah-ul-Haq is currently the 4th most successful captain of Pakistan in Test cricket. The criteria of following list is that anybody who has captained Pakistan in at-least 10 test matches qualifies for it. Following table is correct as of July 7, 2015 when Pakistan just beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in a three test series. Misbah is now #2 in the list of those who have captained Pakistan in most number of Test Matches. (M – W – L – D – W%)

1. Waqar Younis 17 – 10 – 7 – 0 – 58.82%

2. Salim Malik 12 – 7 – 3 – 2 – 58.33%

3. Wasim Akram 25 – 12 – 8 – 5 – 48.0%

4. Misbah-ul-Haq 39 – 18 – 11 – 10 – 46.15%

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Sui Northern Gas becomes National Cricket Champion 2014-15

Owais Mughal

Year-by-Year Tabulation of QeA Trophy Winners and Runners Up:

Sui Northern Gas Private Limited beat National Bank on the basis of first innings lead by 228 runs to win their second Quaid-e-Azam title in Karachi on Dec 26, 2014. Sui Northern Gas had also won QA trophy which is the premier first class cricket tournament of Pakistan in 2007-08 season. This year it was the 59th edition of QA trophy.

Following table gives the complete listing of years the tournament has been played and the winners and runners up of every year.

1. 1953/54: Bahawalpur (1st) and Punjab (2nd)
2. 1954/55: Karachi (1st) and Pakistan Combined Services (2nd)
3. 1956/57: Punjab (1st) and Karachi Whites (2nd) I
4. 1957/58: Bahawalpur (1st) and Karachi C (2nd)
5. 1958/59: Karachi (1st) and Pakistan Combined Services (2nd)
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Shahid Afridi – the most capped ODI player for Pakistan

Owais Mughal
July 7, 2015

When Shahid Afridi appeared in the ODI against SriLanka on August 23, 2014, he became the highest capped ODI player for Pakistan to date. He is now retired from ODIs and his final tally of ODI stands at 398 matches.

Following is the list of highest capped Pakistani players in ODIs with at least 200 appearances. The list is correct as of July 7, 2015

1. Shahid Afridi (1996-2015) 398
2. Inzamamul Haq (1991-2007) 378
3. Wasim Akram (1984-2003) 356
4. Muhammad Yousuf (1998-2010) 288
5. Saleem Malik (1982-1999) 283
6. Abdul Razzak (1996-2011) 265
7. Younis Khan (2000-2015) 264
8. Waqar Younis (1989-2003) 262
9. Ijaz Ahmed (1986-2000) 250
10. Saeed Anwar (1989-2003) 247
11. Javed Miandad (1975-1996) 233
12. Moin Khan (1990-2004) 219
13. Shoaib Malik (1999-2015) 219

Afridi ke chakkay – 351

Owais Mughal

Shahid Afridi has retired from the ODIs but his tally of 351 career sixes remain the highest in the World. Here is the top 10 list of most six hitters in their ODI careers. Note that in the following list, Shahid Afridi also has the highest sixes/innings ratio.

1. Shahid Afridi (Pak) – 351 sixers in 398 Matches, 369 Innings, 0.95 sixes/inn
2. S.T. Jayasuria (SL) – 270 sixers in 445 Matches, 433 Innings, 0.62 sixes/inn
3. C.H. Gayle (WI) – 238 sixers in 269 Matches, 264 Innings, 0.9 sixes/inn
4. S.R. Tendulkar (Ind) – 195 sixers in 463 Matches, 452 Innings, 0.43 sixes/inn
5. S.C. Ganguly (Ind) – 190 sixers in 311 Matches, 300 Innings, 0.63 sixes/inn
6. B.B. McCullum (NZ) – 186 sixers in 249 Matches, 218 Innings, 0.85 sixes/inn
7. M.S. Dhoni (Ind) – 183 sixers in 262 Matches, 228 Innings, 0.8 sixes/inn
8. R.T. Ponting (Aus) – 162 sixers in 375 Matches, 365 Innings, 0.44 sixes/inn
9. A.B. de Villiers (SA) – 160 sixers in 187 Matches, 179 Innings, 0.89 sixes/inn
10. C.L. Cairns (NZ) – 153 sixers in 215 Matches, 193 Innings, 0.79 sixes/inn

1254 Railway Stations in Pakistan – The List

Owais Mughal

I’ve done a mini research on finding the number of railway stations in Pakistan and the number of stations I’ve found so far is 1254. I believe this number is accurate but there is a possibility of a few more stations – which are not there any more – and therefore are not included in the following list. My compilation of the complete index of stations is given below.

The list of stations is interesting to view, if only because you would read so many place names that you might never have heard of.
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Pakistan – 2nd Spot in ICC T20I Rankings

Owais Mughal

After beating West Indies 2-0 in the T20I series the concluded on July 28, 2013, Pakistan climbed up to spot number two in ICC’s Twenty20 Championship. Pakistan held this spot for 110 days till Nov 15 when they were beaten by South Africa in a T20I match and pushed down the rankings.

Following is the snap shot of ICC ranking of T20Is as they stood on July 29, 2013.

Teams Matches Points Rating
1. Sri Lanka 18 1875 134
2. Pakistan 31 2599 124
3. India 18 1689 121
4. West Indies 22 2041 120
5. England 26 2148 113
6. South Africa 22 1795 112
7. Australia 23 1753 103
8. New Zealand 25 1937 102
9. Ireland 12 568 81
10. Bangladesh 14 739 74
11. Scotland 9 435 62
12. Zimbabwe 14 478 48
13. Netherlands 8 181 36
14. Kenya 11 309 34