UPDATED: Younis Khan 4000 & Yasir Hameed 2000

Posted on October 20, 2007
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In the first ODI between Pakistan and South Africa, Younis Khan became the 11th cricketer of Pakistan to complete 4000 or more runs in ODIs. And in the third ODI of the same series, Yasir Hameed became the 18th cricketer of Pakistan to complete 2000 or more runs in ODIs. Here is the list of eighteen most prolific career run getters for Pakistan in ODIs. These stats are valid as of Oct 23, 2007.
1. Inzamam-ul-Haq 11739 runs at 39.52 runs/inning
2. Saeed Anwar 8823 at 39.21
3. M Yousuf 8309 at 41.75
4. Javed Miandad 7381 at 41.7
5. Saleem Malik 7170 at 32.88
6. Ijaz Ahmed 6564 at 32.33
7. Rameez Raja 5841 at 32.09
8. Shahid Afridi 5157 at 23.44
9. Aamer Sohail 4780 at 31.86
10. Abdul Razzak 4465 at 29.96
11. Younis Khan 4042 at 30.85
12. Shoaib Malik 3757 at 34.15
13. Wasim Akram 3717 at 16.52
14. Imran Khan 3709 at 33.41
15. Moin Khan 3266 at 23.00
16. Mudassar Nazar 2653 at 25.26
17. Zaheer Abbas 2572 at 47.62
18. Yasir Hameed 2017 at 38.05

8 responses to “UPDATED: Younis Khan 4000 & Yasir Hameed 2000”

  1. Aqil Sajjad says:

    I think we need to keep in mind that matches did not used to be as high scoring about a decade or so back as they have now become. The averages of most good batsmen in the mid 1990s used to be in the thirties and only a very few players were up in the fourties.
    Indeed, batsmen like Javed Miandad, Inzi, Saeed Anwar and Yousaf are in a class of their own, but players like Amir Sohail, Ramiz, Saleem Malik and Ejaz Ahmed were also reasonably good batsmen of their time, though not at the level of greats like Javed Miandad. We need to avoid judging them by today’s high scoring standards.

    Also, Razaq’s average of just under 30 is pretty impressive considering that he comes in to bat towards the end. He may not be a proper batsman who can bat at the top order, but he should surely rank as one of the best players of his time for the last few overs. There are very few other big hitters who can claim to be as consistent as Razaq.

  2. Viqar Minai says:

    Guys, you have to show a little patience. I have a feeling that Younis’ best days are ahead of him yet.

  3. Raza says:

    I can’t believe Afridi’s a top run getter. I’m sure thats more because players today get to play a lot of ODIs during their careers as opposed to before.

  4. Tanveer says:

    Playing on number 3 spot and being a specialist batsman, this is no feat. Actually this is a very poor performance on the top order. He has only 2 centuries to his name. Other nations top order batsmen have average of 40 and above.

  5. Khalid R Hasan says:

    Top performers generally have averages of 40 or above. By that definition only the first four – Inzamam, Saeed Anwar, Yousuf and Miandad have been truly great.

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