Record for Most International Wickets Between Age 20 & 30 Will Amaze Pakistani Fans

Pakistan is a land of pace, there’s no doubt about that. Pacers like Sarfaraz Nawaz, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, and Mohammad Asif have entertained the cricket lovers with their mastery of both the red and white ball.

Active fast bowlers such as Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Hasnain all excite cricket fans whenever they come out to bowl.

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A number of fast bowling records belong to Pakistani fast bowlers and one such unique record belongs to the legendary Waqar Younis. The current bowling coach of Pakistan cricket team holds the record for having the most number of international wickets from age 22-30. The only other bowler with more wickets at age 21 is Afghanistan’s leg-spinner, Rashid Khan who has 230 wickets to his name at the age of 30.

Here’s the list for the most number of wickets between age 20-30:

Age Player Wickets
21 Rashid Khan 230
22 Waqar Younis 249
23 Waqar Younis 345
24 Waqar Younis 372
25 Waqar Younis 464
26 Waqar Younis 504
27 Waqar Younis 548
28 Waqar Younis 564
29 Waqar Younis 624
30 Waqar Younis 689

That is what you call total dominance and he did it for a full decade. He is easily one of the greatest fast bowlers to have graced the gentleman’s game. He took a total of 789 international wickets including 373 in Tests and 416 in ODIs.

In a career that spanned over 14 years from 1989 to 2003, the 48-year-old took an impressive 35 five-wicket hauls and enjoyed an average of just over 23 in both formats of the game at the time.


Stats via Cricingif

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