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Top 10 Ten Wicket Takers of Pakistan Cricket Team in Test Matches

by on December 24, 2010
in Best of the Best, Records, Test Cricket

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Waqar Younis

For many reasons, Pakistan has been considered a much feared side in the aspect of bowling. They are serious and truly dangerous for the batsman. It is said that they are ruthless and are completely involved in the game. This is very good as it is evidence that players do not forget they are playing for their country and not themselves. Test cricket rarely sees players taking risks. Since the game is carried out during a period of five days, players would rather maintain the wickets than take risks. The bowlers require consistency and focus. The Pakistani team possesses these traits in the form of great players like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan. Even the young lot is full of energy. This can be seen in the strike rates of present and past players. Here is the list of best wicket takers of Pakistan in test:

  • Waqar Younis
  • Shoaib Akhtar
  • Mohammad Asif
  • Shabbir Ahmed
  • Imran Khan
  • Wasim Akram
  • Umar Gul
  • Shahid Nazir
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Shahid Afridi

It is obvious from the list that Pakistan Cricket Team has produced some of the all time best bowlers in the history of Cricket. Bowlers from Pakistan like Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar are considered as the ever best fast bowlers in the Cricket World.

Pakistan Cricket Team is known for producing some all time best bowling geniuses. Since Pakistan became a Test playing nation, the names like Fazal Mehmood became well known to the world due to sheer class in quality. Sarfraz Nawaz and Imran Khan can be considered as one of the very first and very successful bowling duos from Pakistan. Since then, there has been a long line of fast bowlers who have not only maintained their pace over the year but have been taking wickets successfully. Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan and Imran Khan are few of the new pace bowlers Pakistan has introduced in recent years.

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