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Pakistan Team Stats



Ruling Body : Pakistan Cricket Board
Captain : - (Test); Sarfraz Ahmed (ODI & T20)
Coach: Mickey Arthur
Granted Test status : 16 October 1952
Current international ranking : Official ICC rankings
 
Tests ODIs T20s
P 410, W 132, L 119, D 159, T 0 - P 874, W 460, L 388, T 8, NR 18 - P 114, W 67, L 44, T 3, NR 0
Recent highest test totals:
- 628 v Bangladesh (2015) 
- 579/3d v West Indies (2016)
- 570/6d v Australia (2014)
Recent highest ODI totals:
- 375/3 v Zimbabwe (2015)
- 364/7 v New Zealand (2014)
- 339/6 v UAE (2015)
Recent highest T20 totals:
- 201/5 v Bangladesh (2016)
- 195/7 v South Africa (2013)
- 191/5 v Australia (2014)
Capped players: 227 Capped players: 211 Capped players: 74
Highest individual score: 337 (Hanif Mohammad) Highest individual score: 194 (Saeed Anwar) Highest individual score: 111* (Ahmed Shehzad)
Most career runs: 10,099 (Javed Miandad) Most career runs: 11,739 (Inzamam-ul-Haq) Most career runs: 1,690 (Umar Akmal)
Best bowling (innings): 9/56 (Abdul Qadir) Best bowling: 7/12 (Shahid Afridi) Best bowling: 5/6 (Umar Gul)
Best bowling (match): 14/116 (Imran Khan) Most career wickets: 502 (Wasim Akram) Most career wickets: 97 (Shahid Afridi)
Most career wickets: 414 (Wasim Akram)

Highest team inns: 765/6 v Sri Lanka - 2009 Highest team inns: 385/7 v Bangladesh - 2010 Highest team inns: 203/5 v Bangladesh - 2008
Highest run chase achieved:  382/3 v Sri Lanka - 2015 Highest run chase achieved: 329/7 v Bangladesh - 2014 Highest run chase achieved: 178/2 v Bangladesh - 2012
Average RpO: 2.95 Average RpO: 4.80 Average RpO: 7.48

Top run-scorers
10099 - Younis Khan
8832 - Javed Miandad
8829 - Inzamam-ul-Haq
7530 - Mohammad Yousuf
5768 - Saleem Malik
11701 - Inzamam-ul-Haq
9554 - Mohammad Yousuf
8824 - Saeed Anwar
8027 - Shahid Afridi
7381 - Javed Miandad
1690 - Umar Akmal
1625 - Shoaib Malik
1614 - Mohammad Hafeez
1405 - Shahid Afridi
1133 - Ahmed Shehzad

Top wicket-takers
414 - Wasim Akram
373 - Waqar Younis
362 - Imran Khan
261 - Danish Kaneria
236 - Abdul Qadir
502 - Wasim Akram
416 - Waqar Younis
393 - Shahid Afridi
288 - Saqlain Mushtaq
268 - Abdul Razzaq
97 - Shahid Afridi
85 - Umar Gul
85 - Saeed Ajmal
54 - Sohail Tanveer
46 - Mohammad Hafeez

Record Partnerships
1st - 298 - Aamir Sohail/Ijaz Ahmed
2nd - 291 - Zaheer Abbas/Mushtaq Mohammad
3rd - 451 - Mudassar Nazar/Javed Miandad
4th - 350 - Mushtaq Mohammad/Asif Iqbal
5th - 281 - Javed Miandad/Asif Iqbal
6th - 269 - Mohammad Yousuf/Kamran Akmal
7th - 308 - Waqar Hassan/Imtiaz Ahmed
8th - 313 - Wasim Akram/Saqlain Mushtaq
9th - 190 - Asif Iqbal/Intikhab Alam
10th - 151 - Azhar Mahmood/Mushtaq Ahmed
1st - 228 - Mohammad Hafeez/Imran Farhat
2nd - 263 - Aamir Sohail/Inzamam-ul-Haq
3rd - 230 - Saeed Anwar/Ijaz Ahmed
4th - 206 - Shoaib Malik/Mohammad Yousuf
5th - 176 - Umar Akmal/Younis Khan
6th - 147 - Fawad Alam/Sohaib Maqsood
7th - 124 - Rashid Latif/Mohammad Yousuf
8th - 100 - Fawad Alam/Sohail Tanvir
9th - 73 - Shoaib Malik/Mohammad Sami
10th - 103 - Mohammad Amir/Saeed Ajmal
1st - 142 - Kamran Akmal/Salman Butt
         142 - Mukhtar Ahmed/Ahmed Shehzad
2nd - 143* - Ahmed Shehzad/Mohammad Hafeez
3rd - 102 - Mohammad Hafeez/Umar Akmal
4th - 114* - Umar Akmal/Shoaib Malik
5th - 119* - Shoaib Malik/Misbah-ul-Haq
6th - 71 - Misbah-ul-Haq/Shoaib Malik
7th - 38 - Misbah-ul-Haq/Yasir Arafat
8th - 58 - Imad Wasim/Anwar Ali
9th - 63 - Sohail Tanveer/Saeed Ajmal
10th - 31* - Wahab Riaz/Shoaib Akhtar

As at May 26, 2017

History:

After gaining independence from the British Empire in 1946, Pakistan cricket was played before the first Pakistan national team was granted test match playing status. Documentation and archives show that during the 18th century, cricket was played on the western part of India and many successful Indian cricketers played for the English cricket team.

Following the Partition of India in 1947 and the establishment of the separate province of Pakistan, cricket in the country developed steadily and Pakistan was given Test match status at a meeting of the Imperial Cricket Conference at Lord's Cricket Ground in England on 28 July 1952 following recommendation by India, which, being the successor state of the British Raj, did not have to go through such a process. The first captain of the Pakistan national cricket team was Abdul Kardar.

Pakistan’s first Test match was played in Delhi in October 1952 as part of a five Test series which India won 2-1. Pakistan made their first tour of England in 1954 and drew the series 1-1 after a memorable victory at The Oval in which fast bowler Fazal Mahmood took 12 wickets. Pakistan’s first home Test match was in Dacca in January 1955 against India, after which four more Test matches were played in Bahawalpur, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi (all five matches in the series were drawn, the first such occurrence in test history).

Pakistan is considered a strong but unpredictable team. Traditionally Pakistani cricket has been filled with players of great talent but limited discipline, making them a team which could play inspirational cricket one day and then perform less than ordinarily another day. Over the years, competitions between India and Pakistan have always been emotionally charged and provide for intriguing contests, as talented teams and players from both sides of the border elevate their game to new levels to produce high-quality cricket. Pakistani contest with India in the Cricket World Cup have seen packed stadiums and elevated atmospheres no matter where the World Cup has been held.

Reverse swing

Reverse swing was first discovered by Sarfraz Nawaz in the 1970s, who then passed it on to another Pakistani bowler, Imran Khan. Khan mastered reverse swing and the evidence of reverse swing by him was seen in 1983 in a Test match against India at Karachi, where he took 5 wickets in 25 balls. Imran Khan subsequently passed this skill on to Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram who are considered to have been the finest exponents of the delivery.[33][34][35]

On Pakistan's 1992 tour of England, England had no answer to the reverse swing, a new phenomenon to them. Pakistan won the series 2-1. The series was controversial one as the Pakistani team were accused of ball tampering, particularly being discriminated against by the English media.

However, it was later proved that the Pakistani bowlers were simply ahead of their time. Following this episode, reverse swing expanded around the cricket world and more bowlers, including those from England, mastered the technique.

Controversies

During the fourth Test against England at the Oval on 20 August 2006, ball tampering accusations were made against the Pakistani team, which resulted in the team forfeiting the match. On the fourth day of the Test, during England's second innings, the ball began to late reverse swing for Umar Gul in particular, resulting in him dismissing Alastair Cook LBW to an inswinging yorker. Four overs later, on examining the ball, umpire Darrell Hair decided there was evidence that the ball had been tampered with. He consulted with the other umpire, Billy Doctrove and penalised the Pakistani team for interfering with the condition of the ball, awarding five runs to England. Following the playing conditions for that Test, the England batsmen were allowed to choose a replacement ball from a selection of six provided. Although play continued until the end of the afternoon session, the Pakistani team decided in principle, not to reappear at the start of the third session. This decision was made in protest of what they believed to be an unjust and insensitive decision. However Pakistan's claim that the ball had been damaged by being hit to the boundary - and for six - is not entirely credible. The ball in question had not been hit for four during the previous three overs and was never hit for six. As a result of the Pakistani team's failure to appear at the field, the umpires awarded the test to England, cricket's first and only forfeiture till July 2008 when the cricket's international governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) changed the result of the test from an English win to a draw (it was then restored to an England win in February 2009).

The Pakistani team was cleared of any wrongdoing and Darrell Hair was banned when further proceedings saw captain Inzamam-ul-Haq found not guilty of ball tampering. However, the team's protest led to him being banned for four games on the charge of bringing the game of cricket into disrepute.

Immediately following the ball tampering controversy was the news that its front line fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif had both tested positive for Nandrolone, a banned anabolic steroid. Though both denied any substance abuse, on 1 November 2006 both Akhtar and Asif were banned for a period of 2 years and 1 year respectively. However, both fast bowlers were successful in their appeals with the earlier bans being revoked. The World Anti-Doping Agency made an appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the revoking of this ban. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport later dropped the case, ruling it had no jurisdiction to challenge the decision made by PCB.

Match fixing
2010 spot-fixing allegations
During Pakistan Tour of England In 2010 British tabloid newspaper News of the World alleged spot-fixing had been taking place involving 7 of the Pakistani test players.

Doping
Immediately following the 2006 ball tampering controversy was the news that front line fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif had both tested positive for Nandrolone, a banned anabolic steroid. Though both denied any substance abuse, on 1 November 2006 both Akhtar and Asif were banned for a period of 2 years and 1 year respectively. However, both fast bowlers were successful in their appeals with the earlier bans being revoked. The World Anti-Doping Agency made an appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the revoking of this ban. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport later dropped the case, ruling it had no jurisdiction to challenge the decision made by PCB.

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