Pakistan has all the time produced a few of the finest bowlers to ever play the sport of cricket. It was no marvel that Pakistani bowlers outperformed others within the latest T20 format that was launched again in 2005 when Australia took on New Zealand in Auckland.

For years to come back Pakistani pacers and spinners dominated the sport in addition to the rankings. The likes of Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, and even Sohail Tanvir made life robust for batsmen within the center. It was as a consequence of these bowlers that Pakistan was so profitable in T20I cricket particularly when defending totals.


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Pakistan’s first loss after scoring over 150 runs within the format got here within the notorious World Cup semi-final towards Australia in 2010 when Michael Hussey’s carnage thumped the Males in Inexperienced. Australia chased down a goal of 192 as Saeed Ajmal did not defend 18 within the final over.

Pakistan has, to this point, performed 154 matches, profitable 93 and shedding 56. The spectacular document is essentially attributed to bowlers as Pakistan has solely misplaced 5 matches so far when defending totals of 150 or extra.

Lately, the ICC has shared its all-time ICC T20I rankings and 5 Pakistani bowlers are on the record with Umar Gul on prime. Right here’s the way it goes:

Rank Participant Ranking
1 Umar Gul 857
2 Samuel Badree 855
3 Daniel Vettori 850
4 Sunil Narine 817
5 Rashid Khan 816
6 Shahid Afridi 814
7 Imran Tahir 795
8 Saeed Ajmal 788
9 Imad Wasim 780
10 Shadab Khan 769

Observe that these are the all-time finest rankings of all these gamers within the shortest format. Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan are nonetheless listed at 8 and 9 respectively within the newest ICC T20I bowlers rankings.


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