Best Batsmen of Pakistan
Nowadays, High-quality batsmen are often rare things in Pakistan as the nation wants to push its pantheon of fast bowling talent further first
Nowadays, High-quality batsmen are often rare things in Pakistan as the nation wants to push its pantheon of fast bowling talent further first. However, fans still speak of the superb Batsmen of Pakistan. Let us talk about them today.
1. Zaheer Abbas
Best known for batting with spectacles on, Zaheer Abbas was a spawning batsman for Pakistan. He showed his skill, especially in ODI cricket. He averaged 45 and 48 in Test and ODI cricket respectively, scoring over 5000 and 2500 runs in the two formats. His fans say that Abbas was fashionable and beautiful to watch when in top gear. He was a great timer of the ball, rather than a hitter.
Inzamam-ul-Haq of Pakistan hustles watched by Adam Gilchrist of Australia during the ICC World Cup match between Australia and Pakistan at Headingley in Leeds, 23rd May 1999. Pakistan won the match by 10 runs. However, Lazy beauty is maybe the best way to describe Inzamam-ul-Haq’s batting style. His has got the finest moment which came during the 1992 Cricket World Cup Semi-Final. He scored a quickfire half-century against New Zealand, to help Pakistan progress. Further, during the period between 1991 and 2007, he was the most constant Pakistani batsman on the team.
3. Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf was a fabulously stylish batsman for Pakistan during the 2000s. He also enjoyed several purple patches throughout his career scoring an abundance of runs. In 2006, Yousuf marked 9 centuries which continues as a record for any player to date. Yousuf averaged over 50 in both England and New Zealand in Test cricket. He also scored nearly 10,000 runs in ODI’s, averaging 42 with the bat.
4. Younus Khan
Younus Khan’s signature shot was the sweep shot against the spinners. He used to sweep anything that was in his area. His fans that is why he was such a great player of spin bowling. He was also outstanding vs pace bowling, averaging over 50 with the bat in both England and Australia. He has a career of 10,000 plus runs with the bat at an average of 52 in Test cricket. He also had the talent of making huge scores and grinding down opposition bowlers.
5. Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad is Pakistan’s greatest ever batsman. He scored over 8000 Test runs at a batting average of 53. However, his only criticism would be that he didn’t price as well against the West Indies as other greats did, averaging only 30 with the bat against them. Also, he was a part of the 1992 Cricket World Cup winning squad. Being Pakistan’s best batsmen, there was a lot of responsibility on him to deliver and that’s exactly what he did. He scored 5 half-centuries in just 9 innings, including the fifties in both the semi-final and the final to guide Pakistan to the title. Miandad played for Pakistan between 1975 and 1996 in International Cricket.
To conclude, here are five such Pakistani Batsmen who ruled the era of cricket in their days.