Pakistani Test Stats for 2005

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Mercenary, Jan 11, 2010.

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

  1. Mercenary
    Offline

    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

    Dec 17, 2009
    16,690
    Pakistani Test Stats for 2005

    by Abdul Habib
    6th December 2005

    shabbir_ahmed_younis_khan_kamran_akmal_pakistan_cricket.png


    2004 was quite a bad year with a home defeat to India, drawing against Sri Lanka and being destroyed by Australia.

    However in 2005 after the last test vs Aus which we lost we have drawn against a much stronger Indian team in India, drawn against the Windies where in the one match we lost we had no Inzi, MoYo, Sami or Akhtar. But by the end of the year we pummelled an Ashes winning England 2-0 and had it not been for a deluge of dropped chances in the Faisalabad test it could easily have been 3-0.

    In 2005 we played 9 tests, we won 4, lost 3 and drew 2 which isnt bad considering that in 2004 we played 7 tests, we won 2, and we lost 5!!

    However which players shone for us in 2005? Below are the batting and bowling test stats for 2005, only players with a minimum of 3 tests have been included...

    Test Batting - We have 5 batsmen averaging over 42, Inzi is having a Bradmanesque year with an average of 99.90 and that too with the burden of captaincy hanging over his head! Yonis and MoYo are finally standing up to be counted, we have a promising opener in Salman, Afridi is averaging better than our genuine number 6 and Kamran's average is climbing series by series! Razzaq, Malik, Hameed and even Asim's form with the bat in 2005 has been disappointing overall.

    13 inns -- 999 runs @ 99.90 avg --- 66.78 SR -- 4x 100 -- 6x 50 ----> Inzamam
    16 inns -- 899 runs @ 59.93 avg --- 54.91 SR -- 3x 100 -- 1x 50 ----> Younis
    12 inns -- 617 runs @ 51.41 avg --- 51.93 SR -- 2x 100 -- 2x 50 ----> MoYo
    12 inns -- 510 runs @ 42.50 avg -- 111.11 SR -- 1x 100 -- 3x 50 ----> Afridi
    11 inns -- 466 runs @ 42.36 avg --- 46.78 SR -- 2x 100 -- 2x 50 ----> Butt
    16 inns -- 550 runs @ 34.37 avg --- 59.01 SR -- 2x 100 -- 0x 50 ----> Kamran
    12 inns -- 407 runs @ 33.91 avg --- 47.65 SR -- 0x 100 -- 5x 50 ----> Asim
    8 inns --- 266 runs @ 33.25 avg --- 62.44 SR -- 0x 100 -- 3x 50 ----> Hameed
    7 inns --- 187 runs @ 26.71 avg --- 56.15 SR -- 0x 100 -- 1x 50 ----> Malik
    9 inns --- 197 runs @ 21.88 avg --- 34.44 SR -- 0x 100 -- 1x 50 ----> Razzaq


    Test Bowling - Is it any wonder that Shabbir keeps walking straight back into the team when he's taking 6 wickets per match at a strike rate that makes Waqar look like a workhorse!! Akhtar, Afridi and Kaneria are all integral parts of this bowling attack. They all have strike rates under 59 and take 3 or more wickets per match, at test level that's pretty damn good. The much maligned Razzaq has managed to pull up his bowling quite sharply and seems to be improving series by series. He takes more wickets per match at a far superior average and strike rate than BOTH Sami and Rana. Rana however has come on in leaps and bounds since his county stint and it wouldnt surprise me if he was one of our top test seamers in 2006. Sami though doesnt seem to learn and should be rested in the upcoming year whilst we give chances to someone else or even call Razzaq back who consistently outperforms Sami anyway.

    3 Ms -- 18 wkts @ 18.55 avg -- 37.1 SR -- 3.0 Eco -- 6.0 WPM ---> Shabbir
    4 Ms -- 17 wkts @ 28.64 avg -- 47.1 SR -- 3.6 Eco -- 4.3 WPM ---> Akhtar
    6 Ms -- 18 wkts @ 29.33 avg -- 55.4 SR -- 3.2 Eco -- 3.0 WPM ---> Afridi
    9 Ms -- 49 wkts @ 32.00 avg -- 58.4 SR -- 3.3 Eco -- 5.4 WPM ---> Kaneria
    5 Ms -- 15 wkts @ 38.26 avg -- 66.4 SR -- 3.6 Eco -- 3.0 WPM ---> Razzaq
    6 Ms -- 17 wkts @ 45.00 avg -- 80.1 SR -- 3.4 Eco -- 2.8 WPM ---> Sami
    6 Ms -- 12 wkts @ 58.50 avg -- 89.5 SR -- 3.9 Eco -- 2.0 WPM ---> Rana
    4 Ms --- 4 wkts @ 53.25 avg -- 90.0 SR -- 3.6 Eco -- 1.0 WPM ---> Malik
     

Share This Page