Cricket

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: From Javed Miandad ruling batting charts to Abdul Qadir's dominance, all important stats from Tests in Pakistan

  • Umang Pabari
  • December 10th, 2019
  • 10:42:08 IST

A Test match will be played in Pakistan after 3,935 days as Azhar Ali and Co take on Sri Lanka in a two-match series, with the first one starting on Wednesday in Rawalpindi. A lot has changed since that fateful day of 3 March 2009 when a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers took fire from terrorists near Gaddafi Stadium. Misbah-ul-Haq, who was part of that squad, is now Pakistan’s head coach while all the Sri Lanka players who featured in that Test have retired.

It will be intriguing to see Pakistan’s approach coming into the home series as they have lost each of their last six Tests. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have won three of their last four Test matches.

There's excitement over return of Test cricket in Pakistan and the fans desperately want their team to put up good performance. The onus will be on Pakistan fans to turn up in huge numbers and then on Azhar Ali's team to seal the deal as they have not won a Test at home since 2007.

But before that let’s look at some of the stats related to Tests played in Pakistan:

Pakistan have won 13 Tests against New Zealand which is a record for them. On the contrary, Sri Lanka have lost only three Tests out of 12 since 1993 in Pakistan.

U1

Karachi's National Stadium has easily been Pakistan’s best venue over the years. Sri Lanka have lost four of the five Tests that they played against Pakistan at the venue. However, they won the only Test that they played against Pakistan at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium where the first match of the series will be played.

U2

No player has scored more runs than Javed Miandad in Tests in Pakistan. He is the only player to score 4,000-plus runs.

U3

Abdul Qadir holds the record of taking most wickets in Pakistan in Tests.

U4

Javed Miandad took 40 catches in Pakistan in Tests which is the most by any player.

U5

Wasim Bari, Pakistan's former wicket-keeper, holds the record of most number of dismissals behind the stumps.

U6

No captain has won more Test matches in Pakistan than Javed Miandad.

U7

Javed Miandad is the only player to have played more than 50 Tests in Pakistan.

U8

 

Updated Date: December 10, 2019 10:42:08 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Glenn Maxwell on Test comeback: 'I don't think I stand anywhere near to it'
First Cricket News

Glenn Maxwell on Test comeback: 'I don't think I stand anywhere near to it'

Though the Australian middle-order struggled in the 1-2 Test series loss to India at home recently, Maxwell doesn't harbour any hopes.

India vs Australia: Return to Test captaincy a shot at redemption for Steve Smith, says Ian Healy
First Cricket News

India vs Australia: Return to Test captaincy a shot at redemption for Steve Smith, says Ian Healy

With Paine, at 36, reaching the fag end of his career, a fresh captaincy discussion has started

Pakistan vs South Africa: Test series marks 'monumental moment' for cricket as Proteas get ready to take on new-look hosts
First Cricket News

Pakistan vs South Africa: Test series marks 'monumental moment' for cricket as Proteas get ready to take on new-look hosts

The Test series marks a significant vote of confidence for Pakistan where international cricket was suspended following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team's bus in Lahore in 2009.