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ICC Cricket World Cup, Team Stats: Pakistan

Nilanjan Sen
ANALYST
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872   //    15 Jan 2019, 23:22 IST

Pakistan, the perennial dark horse of the cricketing world, was the first Asian side to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, making to the top-four in 1979. After three consecutive losses in the semi-finals in 1979, 1983 and 1987, they finally managed to lift the trophy in 1992 under the captaincy of Imran Khan.

Pakistan Captain Imran Khan 1992 Cricket World Cup Final
Pakistan Captain Imran Khan 1992 Cricket World Cup Final

They were also the runners-up in the 1999 World Cup and reached the semi-finals again in the 2011 World Cup. Pakistan has played a total of 71 matches in the World Cup winning 40, losing 29 with 2 no results. They have a win percentage of 57.97%.

Let us now take a look at their past performances & key stats ahead of the 2019 World Cup.


Past Performances

1975 - 3rd in Group B in the League Stage

1979 - Semi-finalist

1983 - Semi-finalist

1987 - Semi-finalist

1992 - Champions

1996 - Quarter-finalist

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1999 - Runner-up

2003 - 5th in Group A in the League Stage

2007 - 3rd in Group D in the League Stage

2011 - Semi-finalist

2015 - Quarter-finalist


Batting Performances

349 scored by Pakistan against Zimbabwe in 2007 is their highest team total in the World Cup.

74 scored by Pakistan against England in 1992 is their lowest team total in the World Cup.

1083 runs scored by Javed Miandad is the most number of runs scored by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

160 scored by Imran Nazir against Zimbabwe in 2007 is the highest individual score by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

14 centuries have been scored by Pakistani players in the World Cup.

Saeed Anwar of Pakistan smashes a boundary on his way to a century
Saeed Anwar of Pakistan smashes a boundary on his way to a century

3 centuries scored by Rameez Raja and Saeed Anwar each is the most number of centuries scored by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

8 half-centuries scored by Javed Miandad is the most number of half-centuries scored by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

437 runs scored by Javed Miandad in the 1992 World Cup is the most number of runs scored by a Pakistani player in a single edition of the World Cup.


Bowling Performances

55 wickets taken by Wasim Akram is the most number of wickets taken by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

5/16 taken by Shahid Afridi against Kenya in 2011 is the best bowling performance by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

India v Pakistan - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
India v Pakistan - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

7 five-wicket hauls have been taken by Pakistani players in the World Cup.

2 five-wicket hauls taken by Shahid Afridi is the most number of five-wicket hauls taken by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

21 wickets taken by Shahid Afridi in the 2011 World Cup is the most number of wickets taken by a Pakistani player in a single edition of the World Cup.


Wicket-keeping Performances

30 dismissals by Moin Khan is the most number of dismissals by a Pakistani wicket-keeper in the World Cup.

Australia v Pakistan: Quarter Final - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
Australia v Pakistan: Quarter Final - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

6 dismissals by Sarfraz Ahmed against South Africa in 2015 is the most number of dismissals by a Pakistani wicket-keeper in an innings in the World Cup.

16 dismissals by Moin Khan in the 1999 World Cup is the most number of dismissals by a Pakistani wicket-keeper in a single edition of the World Cup.


Fielding Performances

16 catches taken by Inzamam-ul-Haq is the most number of catches taken by a Pakistani player in the World Cup.

4 catches taken by Umar Akmal against Ireland in the 2015 World Cup is the most number of catches taken by a Pakistani player in an innings in the World Cup.

Kenya v Pakistan: Group A - 2011 ICC World Cup
Kenya v Pakistan: Group A - 2011 ICC World Cup

6 catches taken by Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1999 World Cup is the most number of catches taken by a Pakistani player in a single edition of the World Cup.


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