West Indies vs. Pakistan Test History In Numbers

Ahead of the start of the 2021 Test series between the two sides, we take a look at some standout past performers.

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790 – Highest innings total in a Test involving West Indies and Pakistan. This was brought up by West Indies at Kingston in the 3rd Test of the 1957/58 series. This is the 4th-highest innings total in Test history. Its highlight was the magnificent stand between Conrad Hunte and Gary Sobers – the 7th-highest partnership in Test cricket for any wicket.

53 – Lowest innings total in a West Indies vs. Pakistan Test. West Indies were routed by Wasim Akram and Abdul Qadir in the 1st Test of the 1986/87 series in Faisalabad. This is also their 3rd-lowest innings total across their Test history.

1214 – Most runs by a player in West Indies – Pakistan Tests. The record is held by Mohammad Yousuf, who has seven centuries against the men from the Caribbean at an incredible average of over 100.

Most Runs in WI-PAK Tests

Player

Mat

Runs

HS

Ave

100

Mohammad Yousuf

8

1214

192

101.2

7

Brian Lara

12

1173

216

53.3

4

Inzamam-ul-Haq

15

1124

177

53.5

4

Sir Viv Richards

16

1091

123

42.0

2

Younis Khan

15

1030

153

38.1

3

365 – Gary Sobers’ 365* in the Kingston Test in 1958 remains the highest individual score in a West Indies – Pakistan Test. There have been two more triple centuries in Tests between the two countries: Hanif Mohammad’s 337 in Bridgetown and Azhar Ali’s 302* in Dubai.

101.16 – Highest batting average in Tests between West Indies and Pakistan, and it belongs to Mohammad Yousuf. The elegant right-handed batsman also has the most hundreds in West Indies vs. Pakistan matches (7). Another notable entry in the list is Gary Sobers, who averaged a remarkable 89.45 against Pakistan.

824 – Gary Sobers has 984 Test runs against Pakistan, 824 of which came in the 1957/58 series – the most runs by a player in a West Indies vs. Pakistan Test series. The esteemed all-rounder from Barbados averaged an extraordinary 137.33 in that series.

80 – Most wickets by a player in West Indies vs. Pakistan Tests belong to Pakistan’s World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan. He has six five-wicket hauls against West Indies, also the most for any bowler in matches between the two countries.

Most Wickets in WI-PAK Tests

Player

Mat

Wkts

BBI

Ave

SR

5-fers

Imran Khan

18

80

7/80

21.2

43.6

6

Wasim Akram

17

79

6/61

20.8

44.9

4

Courtney Walsh

18

63

5/22

23.0

53.4

4

Waqar Younis

13

55

5/46

23.3

39.6

3

Colin Croft

9

50

8/29

19.6

41.7

1

Malcolm Marshall

12

50

5/33

20.7

44.3

2

Yasir Shah

6

46

7/94

24.2

49.6

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12 – Most wickets by a player in a single match between Pakistan and West Indies. This feat belongs to Fazal Mehmood, who took a wonderful 12/100 in 1959 at Dhaka and played a pivotal role throughout the series to secure Pakistan’s first-ever Test series victory over West Indies.

33 – Colin Croft’s 33 wickets in West Indies’ home series against Pakistan in 1976/77 is the highest wickets tally for a bowler in a Test series between the two countries. In fact, it is the joint-third highest tally for any West Indian bowler in a Test series against any nation. In that series, Colin Croft took 8/29, which are also the best bowling figures in an innings for West Indies vs. Pakistan Tests.

29 – Most dismissals affected by a wicketkeeper in Tests between West Indies and Pakistan. West Indies’ Franz Alexander affected 29 dismissals in eight matches against Pakistan. He also tops the list for most dismissals affected in a single West Indies vs. Pakistan Test series (19). Kamran Akmal has the highest dismissals-per-inning ratio and sits second on the most dismissals list.

Most Dismissals in WI-PAK Tests

Player

Mat

Dis

Ct

St

Max Dis Inns

Dis/Inn

Gerry Alexander

8

29

25

4

4 (4ct 0st)

1.93

Kamran Akmal

5

25

23

2

5 (5ct 0st)

2.78

Moin Khan

10

25

21

4

5 (4ct 1st)

1.32

Sir Viv Richards

16

23

23

0

3 (3ct 0st)

0.74

Younis Khan

15

23

23

0

3 (3ct 0st)

0.82

Jeffrey Dujon

9

22

20

2

3 (3ct 0st)

1.22

Saleem Yousuf

7

22

19

3

3 (3ct 0st)

1.69

18 – Most appearances in West Indies vs. Pakistan Test matches. This is jointly held by Imran Khan and Courtney Walsh. On the other hand, West Indies’ legendary skipper, Clive Lloyd, has the most appearances as captain in Tests between the two sides.

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