Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 Tests as a Captain

Owais Mughal

November 28, 2016

Misbah-ul-Haq now holds the honor of captaining Pakistan in the highest number of test matches. He is also the one of the most successful captains 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 November 28, 2016 when Pakistan just finished their series with New Zealand in NZ. (M – W – L – D – W%)

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

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

3.  Misbah-ul-Haq 50 – 24 – 15 – 11 – 48.0%

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

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Pakistan goes #1 in Test Cricket Rankings

Owais Mughal

August 22, 2016

Things may change again tomorrow but today its time to celebrate for Pakistan cricket team fans. Pakistan has reached number one spot in Test cricket rankings for the first time since ICC started the rankings system in 2003.

This is how the rankings stand today

  1. Pakistan (111 ranking points)
  2. India (110)
  3. Australia (108)
  4. England (108)
  5. New Zealand (99)
  6. Sri Lanka (95)
  7. South Africa (92)
  8. West Indies (67)
  9. Bangladesh (57)
  10. Zimbabwe (8)

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Sui Northern Gas retains National Cricket Championship 2015-16

Owais Mughal

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

Sui Northern Gas Private Limited beat United Bank to win their third Quaid-e-Azam title in Karachi on Jan 6, 2016. Sui Northern Gas had also won QA trophy which is the premier first class cricket tournament of Pakistan last year as well as in 2007-08 season.

This year it was the 60th 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)
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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