Pakistan has been blessed with some top class cricketers since getting the test playing nation status in 1950. There is a long list of top class Pakistani cricketers, but we have complied the list of elite top 10 cricketers here. It was a hard decision to leave out the likes of Fazal Mahmood, Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan, Younus Khan, Mohammad Yousaf and Shahid Afrid, but due to tough competition for our top 10 cricketers of all time , we had to do so.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 1. Hanif Mohammad
Little master Hanif Mohammad was real super start from Pakistan. A very reliable batsman with solid defence, Hanif Mohammad scored a memorable 337 against top bowling attack of West Indies.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 2. Wasim Bari
Best ever Pakistani wicket keeper, Wasim Bari has an excellent record as a wicket keeper with 228 dismissals in test cricket. His combination with the fast bowling attack of Imran Khan, Sarfaraz Nawa and Abdul Qadir involved in many dismissals. He was acrobatic with very safe hands behind the stumps.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 3. Sarfraz Nawaz
One of the inventor of reverse swing bowling, Sarfraz Nawaz a perfect fast bowler and opening partner of Imran Khan. His memorable performance came against Australia where he took 9 wickets in an innings.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 4. Zaheer Abbas
‘Asian Bradman’ Zaheer Abbas was a real run-making machine on his peak. Elegant and stylish batsman Zaheer Abbas, scored 4 double centuries during his career. He was a fine ODI player. His average is still among the best in ODI.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 5. Imran Khan
Perhaps the most successful Pakistani cricketer ever, Imran Khan is one of the best all rounders cricketing world have ever seen. He was an aggressive fast bowler, with great leadership qualities. He is the most successful captain of Pakistan who captained Pakistan to famous 1992 world cup victory in Australia. He developed into a fine batsman in the later half of his career.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 6. Javed Miandad
‘Man of crisis’ Javed Miandad helped Pakistan to achieve many victories, including the famous last-ball-six victory in Australia cup final at Sarjah in 1986. He is the most run scorer in test cricket for Pakistan ever. He was a key player for Pakistan in 1992 world cup victory who played a crucial innings in the final against England. He is the highest run scorer for Pakistan in test cricket.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 7. Abdul Qadir
One of the finest leg spinners world have ever seen, Abdul Qadir mastered the art of googly. With his diverse bowling action, he won many historical matches for Pakistan and holds the record of best ever bowling figure by any Pakistan (9 for 56). He was a hard hitting batsman down the batting order.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 8. Wasim Akram
One of the finest fast bowler ever in the world, Wasim Akram has great variety in his bowling. He played a crucial role in many famous victories for Pakistan, including all-round performance in the world cup 1992 final where he dismissed two English batsmen in two balls to swing the match in Pakistan’s favor. He holds the record of most number of sixes in an innings and is the leading wicket taker for Pakistan in test cricket.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 9. Waqar Younis
Another great fast bowler with sheer pace at his prime, Waqar Younis formed one of the most feared opening fast bowling pair with Wasim Akram. On his day, he was very capable of destroying any batting line-up on his own. He was master of reverse swing bowling who removed many batsmen with his reverse swing Yorkers. His strike rate is one of the best in top wicket takers in the world.
Top Pakistani Cricketer 10. Inzamam-ul-Haq
A very reliable and aggressive batsman, Inzamamul Haq is one the finest batsmen Pakistan has ever produced. He played a key role in Pakistan victory in world cup 1992, with a match winning innings in world cup semi final against New Zealand. He is the second highest run scorer for Pakistan in test cricket.