Pakistani Test Stats for 2006

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    Pakistani Test Stats for 2006

    by Abdul Habib
    19th December 2006

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    In 2006, Pakistan played 12 tests. We won 4, lost 3 and drew 5. To put it another way, we played 4 test series and we won 3 of them whilst only losing one! I don’t know why but it doesn’t seem like a successful year for us in Test cricket.

    The only 3 tests that we lost in 2006 were all lost in England and I guess losing the 20 year undefeated streak on English soil hurt quite a lot. And on top of that to lose 3-0 wasn’t any fun at all but lets not lose sight of the fact that we beat India, Sri Lanka and the West Indies in test series this year!

    Below we look at the batting and bowling stats for Pakistani players in Tests for 2006, to qualify a player must have played a minimum of 5 test matches or 5 inns.


    Test Batting Stats – There is no doubt that 2006 was Yousuf’s year but let’s not forget Younis’s contribution either. 3 centuries and 6 fifties at an average of 65.50 is an exceptional effort. The two Y’s have been the spearhead of our batting attack and crucial to our success in 2006. They’ve been ably supported by Malik, Hafeez and Afridi who averaged around the mid-40’s. Farhat and Inzi have had a quiet year whilst Kamran (England tour apart) has been impressive in his role as wicketkeeper-batsman. Iqbal, Razzaq and Butt will have to show something special in 2007 because 2006 hasn’t been good to them!

    19 inns -- 1788 runs @ 99.33 avg -- 62.6 SR -- 202 HS -- 9x 100 -- 3x 50 ---> Yousuf
    20 inns -- 1179 runs @ 65.50 avg -- 58.7 SR -- 199 HS -- 3x 100 -- 6x 50 ---> Younis
    09 inns --- 382 runs @ 47.75 avg -- 44.0 SR -- 148* HS - 1x 100 -- 2x 50 ---> Malik
    07 inns --- 329 runs @ 47.00 avg -- 44.0 SR -- 104 HS -- 1x 100 -- 2x 50 ---> Hafeez
    09 inns --- 393 runs @ 43.66 avg - 113.6 SR -- 156 HS -- 2x 100 -- 1x 50 ---> Afridi
    17 inns --- 680 runs @ 42.50 avg -- 52.0 SR --- 91 HS -- 0x 100 -- 6x 50 ---> Farhat
    18 inns --- 606 runs @ 40.40 avg -- 67.3 SR -- 113 HS -- 2x 100 -- 3x 50 ---> Kamran
    17 inns --- 563 runs @ 37.53 avg -- 51.0 SR -- 119 HS -- 1x 100 -- 3x 50 ---> Inzamam
    12 inns --- 360 runs @ 32.72 avg -- 49.0 SR -- 139 HS -- 1x 100 -- 2x 50 ---> Iqbal
    16 inns --- 423 runs @ 32.53 avg -- 45.3 SR --- 90 HS -- 0x 100 -- 2x 50 ---> Razzaq
    09 inns --- 166 runs @ 18.44 avg -- 58.5 SR --- 53 HS -- 0x 100 -- 1x 50 ---> Butt


    Test Bowling Stats – If 2006 was Yousuf’s year when it came to batting, then in bowling terms it will be remembered as the year that Mohammad Asif first made an impact. If Asif fulfils his potential then we’ll all remember the highs and lows of that Karachi test match which birthed this special player. Whilst the early part of 2006 was all about Asif, the latter part of the year was all about Gul. The boy wonder finally came into his own and in the absence of the big guns he established himself as no less a superpower than either of those two. Despite the criticism Razzaq regularly gets for his test match bowling, he took his fair share of wickets at a respectable average. Nazir also staked his claim for a starting spot and despite taking a lorry load of wickets, Kaneria had an indifferent year when it came to making an impact. Afridi’s bowling form of 2005 deserted him and his abysmal ODI batting form cost him his test place despite him being in good touch in tests. Although Sami and Akhtar haven’t played 5 tests, I included them for those that are interested. Akhtar’s stats are living proof that numbers don’t tell the whole story. Akhtar’s impact on those 3 tests can’t be quantified by mere stats, 2006 was a big year for Akhtar the player (doping controversy aside) both as a bowler and as a lower order batsman.

    5 Ms –- 30 wkts @ 18.23 avg – 35.0 SR – 3.1 Eco – 2x FWH – 1x TWH – 6.0 WPM ---> Asif
    5 Ms –- 17 wkts @ 30.47 avg – 56.1 SR – 3.3 Eco – 0x FWH – 0x TWH – 3.2 WPM ---> Nazir
    9 Ms –- 23 wkts @ 34.73 avg – 56.3 SR – 3.7 Eco – 0x FWH – 0x TWH – 2.6 WPM ---> Razzaq
    9 Ms –- 36 wkts @ 34.83 avg – 56.9 SR – 3.7 Eco – 2x FWH – 0x TWH – 4.0 WPM ---> Gul
    12 Ms – 40 wkts @ 41.07 avg – 80.4 SR – 3.1 Eco – 1x FWH – 0x TWH – 3.3 WPM ---> Kaneria
    6 Ms ---- 8 wkts @ 56.37 avg - 95.3 SR - 3.5 Eco - 0x FWH - 0x TWH - 1.3 WPM ---> Afridi

    4 Ms ---– 8 wkts @ 66.62 avg - 91.1 SR - 4.4 Eco - 0x FWH - 0x TWH - 2.0 WPM ---> Sami
    3 Ms ---- 4 wkts @ 63.25 avg - 98.0 SR - 3.9 Eco - 0x FWH - 0x TWH - 1.3 WPM ---> Akhtar

    Here are the… Test Stats for 2005
     
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    It was great year for Yousuf.
     

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