Pakistan and bowling there is definitely an alignment into this frame from the decades of cricket. The land of Pakistan is always known for producing world-class bowlers. Either it was Waqar Younis with his idea of Reverse Swing or Greatest all-rounder like Imran Khan along with legendary left-arm pacer like Wasim Akram – this team had it all once in the early 1990s.
Although they had good batting batsman it always the bowling magic puts Pakistan above everyone in the league. With the upcoming series against England is just a few weeks away – PCB has announced the list of 20 players who are the part of series. With the left arm pacer like Wahab Raiz is making it back into the team who has played last time in world Cup 2019.
Pakistan always brings interesting character into the game over last span of years – there are two such young blokes Shaheen Afridi and Usman Shinwari in the current team who are looking make the mark of himself – although they are known for sheer pace, swing and seam movement skills in the bowling.
With the rumours about Mohammed Amir will be part of playing eleven but he couldn't make it to Top 20 list of players. Amir along with eight other players will be part of training session and team in the upcoming series.
It was surprise player like Mohammed Amir who is leading wicket taker against England according to the current lot of Pakistan pacers. Amir has taken 38 wickets in the 10 games he has played against England with 6/84 spell.
Take a look back at the bowlers with most number of wickets against England in most difficult format of game.
‘king of sultan’ Probably the most dangerous left-arm pacer ever in the history of cricket. He along with Waqar Younis formed most destructive bowling pairs in the early 90s.
The ability the move the new and old ball makes him most Unplayable bowlers of his time and take Pakistan team unbelievable heights.
While Wasim Akram had played in 104 tests for Pakistan and took 414 wickets at a mind boggling average of 23.62 and career best spell of 6/119.
Wasim Akram also played for English County teams Lancashire and Hampshire with 57 wickets in 18 games against England.
There were few greats of game who had Justified the tag of All-rounder quite well but player like Imran Khan perfectly Justified it.
The attributes like sheer pace, leadership vision and a blend of ball could talk and walk makes him the most flamboyant players of his era.
Imran khan had played 88 Tests for Pakistan, took 382 wickets at an average of 22.81 with career best spell of 8/58. Playing against England he was genius their too in 10 tests, took 47 wicket with one 10 wicket haul and four 5 wicket haul.
Who’s the idea of reverse Swing was? Any idea? It was Waqar Younis who had invented this form of bowling. Ideally, the reverse swing is possible when ball is old.
Back in the 1970s and 1980s when bowlers had more opportunities to get wickets with fast and short length variations – Waqar Younis in his own instincts revolutionised the art of swing bowling. Waqar Younis started bowling at full length with sheer pace.
The ability to generate bounce and late in swing balls while breached defense of batting line ups makes him the most difficult bowler to played against in any conditions.
Waqar Younis had played 87 tests for Pakistan, took 373 wickets with five 10 wickets hauls and 22 five wicket hauls.
Waqar Younis had played 11 tests for Pakistan against England, took 50 wickets.
In a Cricket, Either you can be great fast bowler or a flamboyant batting genius. Apart from these two things, the chances of being successful as any other player in the game are less possible. But there was the player who was the master of spin bowling before the Shane Warne and Muthiah Muralidharan era – Abdul Qadir, a genius of leg-spin in an era of fast bowlers.
A pure breed of leg-spin quality and with variations like googlies in his bowling he was the unplayable bowler in his era.
Abdul Qadir had played 67 tests, took 236 wickets with a career-best spell of 9/56. The Lahore born cricketer, stand out in terms bowling against while picked up 87 wickets in just 16 tests with 8 five-wicket hauls and 4 ten-wicket hauls.