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Top 10: Most Runs for Pakistan across All Formats

What will come to your mind when you hear about Pakistan cricket? Most of you must be thinking about raw pace and life-threatening fast bowlers. We have ranked the top ten pace bowlers Pakistan has produced to date.

However, in the last two decades, Pakistan has also produced some exciting batting talents. From Javed Miandad, Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, and Mohammed Yousuf to the current sensation Babar Azam, they have accumulated tons of runs in all possible cricketing formats.

This article will list the top ten Pakistani batters who have scored the most runs in international cricket in all three formats.

Most Runs for Pakistan across All Formats

PLAYERRUNSINNINGSHIGH SCOREAVERAGE100s/50sDUCKS
Inzamam-ul-Haq2054154732943.5135/12934
Younis Khan1779049131339.8841/8343
Mohammad Yousuf1713442622345.8139/9526
Javed Miandad16213407280*46.9931/9314
Babar Azam1331231019648.5831/9116
Saleem Malik1293841023736.9620/7631
Saeed Anwar1287633519441.0031/6823
Mohammad Hafeez1278042922432.5121/6434
Shoaib Malik1185542824533.9612/6123
Shahid Afridi1114850215624.1211/5143

Key Stats

Inzamam-ul-Haq is the only Pakistani cricketer to score 20000 runs in international cricket across formats. Here is a tweet from Circle of Cricket on his birthday.

The highest ever individual score by a Pakistani batter in

  1. Test – Hanif Mohammad – 337 vs West Indies (Bridgetown, 1958)
  2. ODI – Fakhar Zaman – 210* vs Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, 2018)
  3. T20I – Babar Azam – 122 vs South Africa (Centurion, 2021)

Former middle-order batter Younis Khan holds the record for the highest number of centuries by a Pakistani batter in all formats – 41, followed by 39 centuries by Mohammad Yousuf. Yousuf had a magical year in 2006 when he scored 9 Test centuries within a year – an all-time record.

When it comes to half-centuries, Inzamam takes a big lead as the former captain has scored 129 of them. He has 164 50+ scores (including centuries) in 547 innings (which is again a Pakistani record) he has played. That is almost 30% of the innings he has batted. This is a record which is expected to be broken by Babar Azam. The current Pakistani skipper has been phenomenal with his batting against various competitors.

Babar is the only Pakistani batter to have a 50+ batting average among anyone who has batted more than 10 innings for Pakistan. You can understand his superlative batting performance across formats in different conditions by looking at his all-format centuries lists here.

Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani captain with a Test-best score of 257*, has been dismissed for a duck 45 times across all formats. He is the only Pakistani player to be named in the top ten cricketers with the most ducks in all three formats combined.

On the other hand, Shoaib Malik tops the Pakistani chart for most unbeaten innings – 79.

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