Pakistan


Rankings:  ODI - 8th, Test - 4th, Twenty20 - 2nd

PAK Bio

The Pakistan cricket team is administrated by the Pakistan Cricket Board and is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. Cricket in Pakistan has been played well before the first team was granted Test playing status. Their first match took place in Delhi against India in 1952 while their first international tour was to England in 1954. Down the years, Pakistan has emerged as a formidable opposition winning the Cricket World Cup in 1992 and being runners-up in the 1999 edition of the same. The country has a history of producing several top-notch bowlers such as Fazal Mahmood, Sarfaraz Nawaz, Imran Khan, Abdul Qadir, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar. The likes of Hanif Mohammad, Saeed Anwar, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad have stamped their authority with the willow for Pakistan as well.

The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history when Pakistan was knocked out of the competition in a shock defeat to Ireland. The next day, a greater tragedy befell the team when coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Jamaica. The then skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq resigned from his duties and from one-day internationals subsequently. With a younger side, Pakistan began picking up the pieces and started making positive strides in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 later that year. The team, however, had to contend with second place losing to India in a nail-biting final. They compensated for this loss by winning the title in 2009 where they beat Sri Lanka in the finals.

In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Shahid Afridi led Pakistan to the semi-finals but the team lost to arch-rivals India in a nerve-wracking encounter which ultimately brought an end to their World Cup campaign.
 

PAK Records

In:
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 59 14 28 0 17 24
 
Bangladesh 10 9 0 0 1 90
 
England 74 16 22 0 36 22
 
India 59 12 9 0 38 20
 
New Zealand 53 24 8 0 21 45
 
South Africa 23 4 12 0 7 17
 
Sri Lanka 51 19 14 0 18 37
 
West Indies 46 16 15 0 15 35
 
Zimbabwe 17 10 3 0 4 59
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Hanif Muhammad - 337 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Javed Miandad. Total: 8832 runs in 124 matches with a batting average of 52.57
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Wasim Akram. Total: 414 wickets in 104 matches with an average economy of 2.59
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 93 31 58 1 3 33
 
Bangladesh 35 31 4 0 0 89
 
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
England 72 28 42 0 2 39
 
Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
India 127 72 51 0 4 57
 
Ireland 6 4 1 1 0 67
 
Kenya 6 6 0 0 0 100
 
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 96 53 40 1 2 55
 
Scotland 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 72 24 47 0 1 33
 
Sri Lanka 147 84 58 1 4 57
 
United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 127 55 69 3 0 43
 
Zimbabwe 51 45 3 1 2 88
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Saeed Anwar - 194 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Inzamam-ul-Haq. Total: 11701 runs in 375 matches with a batting average of 39.39
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Wasim Akram. Total: 502 wickets in 356 matches with an average economy of 3.89
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 13 7 5 1 0 54
 
Bangladesh 8 7 1 0 0 88
 
Canada 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
England 10 3 7 0 0 30
 
India 6 1 4 1 0 17
 
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Kenya 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 11 7 4 0 0 64
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 11 5 6 0 0 45
 
Sri Lanka 14 9 5 0 0 64
 
West Indies 4 2 2 0 0 50
 
Zimbabwe 7 7 0 0 0 100
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Ahmed Shehzad - 111 runs
  • Best Bowling:
    Umar Gul - 5/6
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Mohammad Hafeez. Total: 1382 runs in 64 matches with a batting average of 23.42
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Saeed Ajmal. Total: 85 wickets in 64 matches with an average economy of 6.36
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