If we are talking about fast bowlers there is only one country that has produced the best fast bowlers in cricket’s history from time-to-time intervals and that is Pakistan. No cricket fan can deny the fact that Pakistan has produced some of the world-class fast bowlers in their cricket history. So, in this article, we will see the top 5 best bowling attacks of Pakistan.
#5 Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif and Sohail Tanvir
By the year 2005, Pakistan had three fantastic fast bowlers of that time. Right arm pacers Umar Gul and Mohammad Asif and left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir. This trio of the Pakistan team was a nightmare for batsmen. Asif was good with his swinging deliveries and Umar Gul was famous for his yorkers. Later Tanvir joined the party with his incredible pace. It was also that time when Pakistan won their first-ever T20 world cup.
#4 Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir made his international debut in 2009 when he impressed the whole world with his bowling. It was at that time when Asif Amir was the face of Pakistan’s bowling attack, especially in Test format. The combination of these two was a nightmare for batsmen. But things did not go well as they both got suspended after the 2010 sports fixing incident.
#3 Junaid Khan and Mohammad Irfan
After the sports fixing incident of 2010, Pakistan lost both Amir and Asif but then it was Junaid and Irfan who handled Pakistan’s pace attack. Junaid khan was a left-arm fast bowler whereas Irfan was a tall right-arm fast bowler. Junaid was a great bowler as in the India Vs Pakistan series of 2012 he was the highest wicket-taker of the series. His spell where he took wickets of Yuvraj Singh, Sehwag, Kohli, and Rohit Sharma is also very famous.
#2 Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali
After making a comeback from the ban Amir was on fire in the 2016 Asia cup. He bowled one of the best bowling spells against India where he took 3 wickets in just two overs of starting. Wahab Riaz gave him great company. Between these two experienced players, Hasan Ali also made his debut. It was Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir bowling which helped Pakistan in seeking victory against India in the 2017 champions trophy final. From the year 2015 to 2018 it was this trio that made Pakistan’s pace attack one of the deadliest.
#1 Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, and Shoaib Akhtar
Although Waqar, Akram, and Shoaib played very little together it was the time of the 2000s when all three of them played together. India Vs Pakistan of 2003 world cup was one of the best matches between these two nations as the best bowling attack in the world of that time was playing against India. Akram got the swing, Waqar got the yorkers and Shoaib got sheer pace. It was surely one of the deadliest bowling attacks in cricket’s history. all three bowlers are legends of Pakistan cricket and not only Pakistan they were icons in world cricket too.
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