Younis Khan – 10000 runs – The highest run scorer for Pakistan in Test Cricket

Owais Mughal

Younis Khan retired from test cricket yesterday (May 14, 2017.) He completed his 10,000 runs in his 116th test match and thus became World’s 13th and first Pakistani to cross this milestone. Following is the list of top career run scorers for Pakistan in Test Cricket. Numbers in parenthesis show their World ranking in terms of highest career runs scored in test matches. Updated as of May 15, 2017.

1st (13th) Younis Khan 10099 at 52.05
2nd (16th) Javed Miandad 8832 at 52.57
3rd (17th) Inzamam ul Haque 8830 at 49.60
4th (36th) Mohd Yousuf 7530 at 52.29
5th (67th) Salim Malik 5768 at 43.69
6th (86th) Misbah-ul-Haq 5222 at 46.62
7th (91st) Zaheer Abbas 5062 at 44.79
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Pakistan reaches #1 spot in ICC T20I rankings

Owais Mughal

November 1, 2017

For the first time since first T20I was played by Pakistan in 2006, Pakistan cricket team has reached the number 1 ranking in ICC T20I Championship. Following is the ranking table as of today.

 
Team Matches Points Rating
1. Pakistan 23 2843 124
2. New Zealand 14 1691 121
3. West Indies 20 2395 120
4. England 17 2029 119
5. India 23 2720 118
6. South Africa 20 2238 112
7. Australia 15 1665 111
8. Sri Lanka 24 2177 91
9. Afghanistan 25 2157 86
10. Bangladesh 17 1289 76
11. Scotland 11 737 67
12. Zimbabwe 13 842 65
13. UAE 16 827 52
14. Netherlands 9 441 49
15. Hong Kong 13 599 46
16. PNG 6 235 39
17. Oman 9 345 38
18. Ireland 15 534 36

 

Misbah-ul-Haq: 56 Tests as a Captain

Owais Mughal

May 15, 2017

Misbah-ul-Haq retired from test cricket yesterday on May 14, 2017 and 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 May 14, 2017 when Pakistan just won their first ever Test series with West Indies 2-1.

(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 56 – 26 – 19 – 11 – 46.42%

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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WAPDA becomes National Cricket Championship 2016-17

Owais Mughal

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

Wapda beat Habib Bank to win their first Quaid-e-Azam title in Karachi in Dec, 2016.

This year it was the 61st 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