Best Pakistani cricketers who received sitara Imtiaz

Pakistani cricketers Sitara Imtiaz recipients are not many with only nine (9) cricketers receiving the award in over three decades. Many top Pakistani cricketers have eyed this award, but only the best of the best ever get to clinch it. Let’s see the top Pakistani cricketers who have received one of the country’s most-coveted awards in history.

1. Javed Miandad (1992)

Miandad received the prestigious Sitara Imtiaz Award in 1992, becoming the first-ever Pakistani cricketer to receive this honour. Javed is an ex-pakistani cricketers and coach and offers his comments on the sport whenever he can. He featured for Pakistan in Tests and One-Day Internationals for over two decades (1975 – 1996).

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests12418921883228052.57234348931
ODIs23321841738111941.71101467.01850712

2. Inzamam-Ul-Haq (2005)

Inzamam-Ul-Haq received the award in 2005, thirteen years after Miandad. Inzamam is one of Pakistan’s greatest batters in history, featuring for the Men in Green for over sixteen years. He was once the leading runs-scorer in ODIs for Pakistan and snatched over 19,000 runs in Tests and ODIs combined.

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests12020022883032949.61634554.022546110548810
ODIs378350531173913739.521581274.2410839711441130

3. Mohammad Yousuf (2011)

Yousuf converted to Islam in 2005 and became one of Pakistan’s most-valuable players in history. He has featured in every format for the senior team and has over 16,000 runs from 429 innings in Tests and ODIs combined. He received the award in 2011 for his stellar performances.

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests9015612753022352.291437252.39243395751650
ODIs288273409720141*41.711294275.1156478590580

4. Saeed Ajmal (2015)

Ajmal got the award in 2015 and is one of Pakistan’s top bowlers of all time. The cricketer earned over 362 wickets in 179 innings across ODI and Test games for Pakistan.

FORMATMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests35671159250031787/5511/11128.12.5865.19104
ODIs113112600041821845/245/2422.724.1832.6620

5. Misbah-ul-Haq (2018)

Misbah is a top Pakistani cricketer with over 10,000 runs recorded in 281 innings across ODIs and Test games. He also got over 110 catches as a fielder, making him one of the side’s most reliable players in recent times.

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests7513220522216146.621172644.53103951181500
ODIs1621493151229643.4694573.7504234283660

6. Younis Khan (2018)

Khan has over 17,000 runs under his belt with decent averages and fielding records in ODI and Test cricket.

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests118213191009931352.051937552.1234331082701390
ODIs26525523724914431.24962875.29748578561350

7. Shahid Afridi (2018)

Legendary cricketer Shahid Afridi got the award in 2018 after a stellar career in different formats. He remains one of Pakistan’s best-ever exports in cricket and sport in general.

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests27481171615636.51197386.975822052100
ODIs39836927806412423.5768921176397303511270

8. Sarfraz Ahmed (2018)

Sarfraz has a decent record for Pakistan after 186 innings in ODI and Test cricket. His 5,346-run haul may seem small compared to other stars on this list, but he has remained one of the countries best fielders with acres of space from other players.

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests549514303111837.41432070.16421309916022
ODIs1179122231510533.55263587.852111741211924

9. Babar Azam (2023)

Babar Azam received the award nine years after his international debut. He is an active cricketer and one of Pakistan’s most-reliable batsmen in recent years.

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests52949389819645.85710554.8692645323410
ODIs11711413572915856.72645588.75193252060500

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