Thursday, June 25, 2009

Random Pakistan Cricket Fact #10

In the 2003 World Cup, Shoaib Akhtar had the highest batting average of all Pakistani players (72.00), while Saeed Anwar had the highest bowling average (15.00).

Yep, it's true - just another piece of evidence for Pakistan's disastrous performance. Shoaib Akhtar's average was boosted by his short, explosive innings against England, and a few not-outs. Saeed Anwar bagged one wicket when he was asked to bowl a few overs inconsequential against Netherlands (same match in which Wasim Akram got his 500th wicket).

Here's a link to the stats.

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  1. Q said...
     

    I remember that Shoaib Akhtar innings.. he played straight and there were no slogs in that 40 odd.. good cricketing shots all of them.. He had potential as a batsman.. sadly he had as a bowler too...

    Saeed Anwar actually started playing domestic cricket as a spinner and a lower order hard hitting batsman.. he even bowled long spells in his first few years in ODIs..

  2. Superunknown said...
     

    amazing to see the turn around for Saeed Anwar, one of the eternal Indian tormentors.

    who can forget his 194 in Chennai and then evil (for India) 188 in Kolkata Test, 1999?

  3. Q said...
     

    Yep the 188 was in 1999 Jan/Feb.. the 194 came in 1996 I think..

  4. Q said...
     

    what is even more interesting to note is the men at the bottom of the pile in both categories - Inzi for the batting (3.16) and Razzaq for the bowling (129!)

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