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Rawalpindi cricket stadium Test records: Who has scored most runs and picked most wickets in Pindi Cricket Stadium Tests?

Dixit Bhargav

Rawalpindi cricket stadium Test records: Who has scored most runs and picked most wickets in Pindi Cricket Stadium Tests?

Rawalpindi cricket stadium Test records: Pindi Cricket Stadium will be hosting a Test match after just over a year.

Australia’s first visit to Pakistan in the last 24 years deserves the kind of ballyhoo the first of the three Tests has received. With some 12 hours to go for the first ball to be bowled at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, fans would be eager to see this fantastic build-up getting converted into on-field performances.

Set to host an international match after just over five months and a Test match after just over a year, Rawalpindi hosting this historic match is expected to witness a jam-packed crowd. If a generation of Australian cricketers haven’t played in Pakistan, even a generation of Pakistani fans haven’t watched Australian cricketers playing cricket. Hence, the atmosphere for the first Test should be nothing less than electrifying.

Pakistan, who have played all the 11 Tests at the Pindi Cricket Stadium till date, have won five, lost three and drawn three. While Australia’s numbers don’t matter much due to the elongated time interval for which they haven’t played here, one must still mention that they haven’t lost either of their two Rawalpindi Tests.

Rawalpindi cricket stadium Test records

Pakistan captain Babar Azam is the only active cricketer in the list of Top 10 highest run-scorers in Rawalpindi Tests. While former Pakistani legends namely Saeed Anwar (546), Saleem Malik (410), Inzamam-ul-Haq (410) and Aamer Sohail (370) have dominated the proceedings here, below is a list of best Test batters in Rawalpindi among active cricketers:

Babar Azam (PAK)333014311021
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)3143115*71.510
Aiden Markram (SA)11401087010
Abid Ali (PAK)3128109*42.6610
Faheem Ashraf (PAK)110778*10701

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Similarly, former Pakistani bowling greats such as Waqar Younis (23), Wasim Akram (16) and Mushtaq Ahmed (15) have proved their mettle in Rawalpindi Tests. Below is a list of highest wicket-takers at the Pindi Cricket Stadium among active cricketers:

Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)31219.8346.090
Hasan Ali (PAK)11011.4192
Naseem Shah (PAK)2725.57440
Keshav Maharaj (SA)1634.66830
George Linde (SA)1513.638.21

Highest innings totals in Rawalpindi Tests

In an atypical trend, visiting teams have done better than the hosts when it comes to highest innings totals in Rawalpindi Tests. Meanwhile. in the most recent Test at this venue, both the teams had failed to cross the 300-run mark across four innings.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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