Most Famous Captains of Pakistan National Cricket Team

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Pakistan National Cricket Team is governed by the Pakistan Cricket Board and they represent the country at the international level. The team is associated with International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1953. As of 2017, they have participated in 879 ODIs, 410 Test matches and 118 Twenty20 Internationals. The Pakistani cricket team is ranked by the ICC based on the performance. They are at the sixth position in Tests and ODIs whereas holds the second position in T20Is as of 2017.

In the recent past, the Pakistan cricket team has been in the middle of a number of controversies and several team members were also barred due to improper behaviour. However, there have been few captains who brought some greatest success for the team.

Three of such most successful captains are as below:

  • Imran Khan

The Pakistan National Cricket Team won the 1992-Cricket World Cup under the captaincy of Imran Khan. Lahore born Imran Khan received his education from Aitchison, Worcester and Keble College, Oxford. He took interest in cricket at the age of merely 13. He went on to join the Pakistan National Cricket Team in 1976 and played 88 Test matches scoring 3807 runs & 175 ODI matches scoring 3709 runs during his tenure. He served as a captain from 1982 to 1992 and headed the team to win the 1992-Cricket World Cup. He took retirement from cricket in 1992.

Khan has turned into a politician, author and philanthropist who head the Pakistan Movement for Justice and currently, he is serving as a member of the National Assembly.

  • Younis Khan

Pakistan’s much-awaited success came in 2009 when they won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 under the captaincy of Younis Khan. Mohammad Younis Khan, born in 1977 in Mardan, has been one of the most successful batsmen in the history of Pakistan cricket. He had joined the Pakistan National Cricket Team in 2000 and played 118 Test Matches scoring 10,099 runs and 265 ODI Matches scoring 7,249 runs. He holds a number of world records in Test Cricket. He performed as a captain from 2009 to 2010 and led the team to win 2009-ICC World Twenty20. He also had faced a ban in 2010 for 3 months.

He took retirement from ODI cricket in November 2015 & from international cricket in May 2017.

  • Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan’s most recent significant win in the 2017-ICC World Cup under the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed. Karachi born Sarfraz Ahmed is serving the Pakistan National Cricket Team as Captain and Wicket-keeper. He played 36 Test Matches scoring 2089 runs and 75 ODI Matches scoring 1664 runs. During the early days of his career in 2006, he led the U-19 Pakistan Team to win the ICC U-19 World Cup. He was appointed as captain of the national T20 team in 2016 and chosen as ODI Captain in 2017 and led the team to win the 2017-ICC World Cup. He became the first Pakistani captain to win ICC Champions Trophy.

He has very popular within a very short span of time. The fans across the world are often found searching for Sarfraz Ahmed’s Karachi house address over the internet. Although he is available in the social media for the fans to connect but for security reasons, there is no information available on Sarfraz Ahmed’s Karachi house address.

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