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Top Ten Test-ODI-T20 Fast Bowlers From Pakistan Cricket Team

by on December 19, 2010
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Top Ten Test Fast Bowlers From Pakistan Cricket Team  

Pakistan has always produced great fast bowlers. Right from the start, Pakistan created problems for the world’s best batting lineups with deadly fast bowling. The top ten fast bowlers of the world would definitely have more Pakistanis in the list than any other nation.

Pakistan has produced remarkable fast bowling geniuses like Wasim Akram (the best left-handed bowler ever), Waqar Younis (known for his deadly late-swinging yorkers), Shoaib Akhtar (world’s fastest bowler) and deadly Imran Khan. No cricketing nation has ever produced so many quickies with such talent and innovation. Another Pakistani Test fast bowler who deserves a mention is Sarfraz Nawaz. He is known as the father of reverse swing.

  • Imran Khan
  • Waqar Younis
  • Fazal Mahmood
  • Wasim Akram
  • Sarfraz Nawaz
  • Khan Muhammad
  • Shoaib Akhtar
  • Muhammad Sami
  • Shabbir Ahmad
  • Muhammad Asif

Top Ten ODI Fast Bowlers From Pakistan Cricket Team  

Pakistan has always performed in shorter form of cricket. They won a world cup (1992) and made it to the finals in 1999. Every time the Pakistan team performs, fast bowlers play the leading role. The fast bowling in Pakistan is arguably the backbone of international cricket. A list containing the world’s top ten fast bowlers of all time for ODI would remain incomplete without putting the Pakistani bowlers right on top of it.

Pakistan won the world cup in 1992. The top performers were Wasim Akram (fast bowling genius) and Imran Khan (an all-round performer). The next man in line was Aqib Javed who himself was an explosive fast bowler. Later on, the nation put fast bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar, Shabbir, Umer Gull and Muhammad Asif on display.

  • Wasim Akram
  • Waqar Younis
  • Imran Khan
  • Shoaib Akhtar
  • Umer Gull
  • Muhammad Asif
  • Abdur-Razzak
  • Muhammad Sami
  • Aqib Javed
  • Shabbir Ahmed

Top Ten T20 Fast Bowlers From Pakistan Cricket Team  

Pakistan has had more success at 20-20 cricket than any other format of this sport. They have won every respectable tournament including the mega event, i.e. the World Cup. They have played some of their best cricket in this form of this sport. The Pakistani fast bowlers have made the difference.

Every team has good hitters at the top order, middle order and the tail. The teams with better bowlers would come out on top in 20-20 cricket. The Pakistani fast bowlers have been very mean and have the best economy for this form of the sport. They have taken wickets at an unbeatable strike rate. Bowlers like Umer Gull, Sohail Tanveer, Muhammad Amir and Rana Naveed have performed in almost every match that they played. The amazing Yorker length bowling by Rana Naveed and Umer Gull in this format has worried every batsman in the world. Umer Gull was so good with the ball that he started reverse-swing in the 20-20 cricket that seemed impossible before him.

The top three fast bowlers from Pakistan for 20-20 cricket are;

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