Non muslim pakistani cricketers to represent Pakistan

Non-Muslim Pakistani cricketers have been in the national team for more than 60 years, helping the team advance in different competitions. Top non-Muslim Pakistani cricketers have become scarce in recent years; however, many of these stars have been part of the country’s sport history long before now. Let’s see the top Pakistani cricketers who played for the national team as non-Muslims.

Anil Dalpat

Anil Dalpat was the first Hindu devotee to ever play cricket for Pakistan’s senior team. He earned his first call-up when Wasim Bari left his position, beginning an impressive run that would linger for some time. Many fans will remember him as a troubled player however, as he would later go on to blame Imran Khan for his woes in the national team.

Anil Dalpat Career Stats

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests91211675215.1850732.9301200223
ODIs15103873712.4213663.970070132
FC1371813725569217.7509307123
List A533063034012.62004825

Mohammad Yousuf

Mohammad Yousuf was once a Christian named Yousuf Youhana but converted shortly after featuring for Pakistan. He became one of their most prolific batsmen throughout his playing appearances, snatching over 16,000 runs in Tests and ODIs combined.

Mohammad Yousuf Career Stats

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests9015612753022352.21437252.3243395751650
ODIs28827340972014141.71294275.1156478590580
List A338322471102614140.01575700
T20s272233685719.3337109.101378110

Danish Kaneria

Kaneria is the second Hindu cricketer to play for Pakistan and was once among their top three wicket-takers in history.

Danish Kaneria Career Stats

FORMATMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests611121769790822615/7712/9434.793.0767.88152
ODIs1818854683153/313/3145.534.7956.9000
FC206538492679110248/5926.162.9852.57112
List A167828059482627/397/3922.74.3131.6980
T20s656313501634874/224/2218.787.2615.5200

Sohail Fazal

Fazal is one of the first Christians to ever play for Pakistan, featuring in a couple of One-Day International (ODI) games. He performed well in both ODIs, but never got a chance to play for Pakistan after those appearances.

Sohail Fazal Career Stats

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODIs2205632285994.91002310
FC334377428720.6104210
List A514879388922.8701170

Antao D’Souza

D’Souza was born in Goa and played for the Pakistan national team in six Test matches. He was able to snatch a paltry 76 runs, but shone in other areas, snatching seventeen (17) wickets in nine innings.

Antao D’Souza Career Stats

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtStBallsRunsWkts
Tests610876233800030158774517
FC6172298154518.9500200117264947190

Duncan Sharpe

Sharpe played three Tests for Pakistan and is the first Anglo-Pakistani to ever do so. He featured as a middle-order batsman and snatched 134 runs in six innings. Sharpe also recorded a decent haul of 1500+ runs in First Class cricket before retiring from the national team in the late 1950s.

Duncan Sharpe Career Stats

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests3601345622.3301020
FC37604153111827.33274113

Wallis Matthias

Matthias became the first among non-Muslim Pakistani cricketers to play for the national team. He had a great career with the Men in Green and featured in 21 Tests, snatching 780+ runs with a decent average. Matthias also doubled as a reliable fielder and found better success with many remarkable catches in Tests.

Wallis Matthias Career Stats

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests213637837723.72030220
FC14620637752027844.4916411300
List A11151510100

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