If Indian cricket's traditional strength has been the batting, for Pakistan it is their bowling and more specifically seam and swing bowling. For all the great batsmen and the few high quality spinners that Pakistan has produced, the dominant force has been the pace attack.
Fazal Mahmood set the ball rolling by making his presence felt right from Pakistan's first Test in 1952, and till this day the tradition has been maintained. One glance at the list of leading Pakistan bowlers will confirm this for even while the names of Abdul Qadir, Saqlain Mushtaq, Iqbal Qasim, Intikhab Alam, Mushtaq Ahmed and Danish Kaneria figure prominently towering above them as far achievements for Pakistan cricket are concerned are the likes of Imran Khan, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.
What has been the point of much debate is how Pakistan are able to produce so many great fast bowlers even while India have the occasional Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath or Zaheer Khan. AndRead More »from The dominant force