Cricket – It is not just sports for Pakistanis, it is passion. You can witness and feel this passion in every nook and corner of the country. The passion of cricket run in the veins of our world-class players as it runs in the veins on an 8 year boy in the distant village trying to balance a handmade board, calling it a bat and hoping to strike a six! We have compiled the list of the gems of the cricket world so enjoy Top 10 T20 batsmen of Pakistan.
10. Fakhar Zaman
Starting off the list at number 10 is Fakhar Zaman, a player who came in to prominence during the 2017 champion’s trophy where he scored a century in the final, from then on he hasn’t looked back as attacking batting and fearless shots has given his just rewards!
9. Sarfraz Ahmad
Sarfraz Ahmed is by far the most successful T20 captain Pakistan ever had with a winning percentage of close to 90 percent. He has also led the team with the bat and comes in the lower overs when the team needs to accelerate the innings but also comes in when the team is in trouble. The winning streak is the reason he is included in the list of Top 10 T20 batsmen of Pakistan!
8. Babar Azam
If there is a batsmen that can potentially be one of the all-time greats for Pakistan it surely is Babar Azam who has become one of the main stays in the team. He performed tremendously well so far and has gotten 8 hundred and he is not even 25. In T20s he is the man Pakistan look to in a crisis.
Comfortably enjoying the slot 7 is the steady sage Misbah Ul Haq who was one of the first players to teach Pakistan cricket to become a respectable T20 side. Even though he wasn’t a basher or hitter, he brought stability to an otherwise unstable batting line up that could lose up to 2-3 wickets in the first 6. He will always be remembered for the final between Pakistan and India where he almost won the match for Pakistan.
6. Kamran Akmal
The wicket keeper batsmen was one of the main stays of the team when T20 started, he opened the batting and gave quick starts to the team, he has scored runs as well as keeping wickets for the team . with over 52 matches under his belt he deserves to be at number 6 on Top 10 T20 batsmen on Pakistan.
5. Shahid Khan Afridi
Boom Boom Afridi, what can you say about a man with no fear, a man who was made for the shorter version of the game. He is one of the best t20 players Pakistan ever had and certainly no mug with the bat. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe Afridi and he rightly deserves the number 5th position.
4. Ahmad Shahzad
Ahmed Shahzad who has been banned from the side was one of the most promising talents to come out of Pakistan cricket but sadly due to his on and off field behavior he hasn’t been able to hold a place in the side yet even with all those problems he has really good stats proving that once he focuses on cricket then he is a force to be reckoned with and this is the reason he is included in the list of Top 10 T20 batsmen of Pakistan!
3. Muhammad Hafeez
The professor has been arguably the best T20 player Pakistan has because to got with his bowling his batting has been key in many success stories of Pakistan, he brings impetus to the Pakistan innings with his opening batting, he has played different positions for Pakistan depending on the situation. He is no doubt deserving candidate for third spot.
2. Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal is again one of those talents who lost his way during his fledgling career and now find himself out of the side. He is no doubt one of the most dangerous batsmen playing for Pakistan, if only he can bring his focus back to cricket rather than other problematic things. He would surely be an asset for the side and this possibility and his impressive stats earned him second place in Top 10 T20 batsmen of Pakistan cricket!
1. Shoaib Malik
Ruling the throne of Top 10 T20 batsmen of Pakistan is none other than Shoaib Malik! Mr. Dependable they call him and rightly so, one of the last long running players of the Pakistan side that still to this day is one of the most important players for Pakistan. His experience and guile is always worth its weight in gold. We don’t have to go too far back to see his importance, he showed in the Asia Cup that he still got it. He was the captain when Pakistan reached its first world T20 final, he is one of the best products of Pakistan cricket and rightfully claims the first spot in Top 10 T20 Batsmen of Pakistan!
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