Cricket World Cup 2019: All Pakistan cricket records at World Cup – most runs, wickets, catches, wins and more
(From left) Javed Miandad, Saeed Anwar, Wasim Akram and Shahid Afridi (Agencies)

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 gets underway from May 30, with ten teams vying for the coveted ODI championship. 

Pakistan – who in England in 2017 won the ICC Champions Trophy – will be led by Sarfraz Khan for the first time at the World Cup. 

As part our of series looking at the history of each time at the World Cup, today we revisit Pakistan’s past performances and key players from 1975 to 2015.

• Pakistan’s leading run-scorer at World Cups is Javed Miandad. In 30 innings, Miandad scored 1083 runs at an average of 43.32, with one century and eight fifties. Next on the list is Saeed Anwar with 915 runs from 21 innings at an average of 53.82, followed by Inzamam-ul-Haq at third with 717 at 23.90.

• Miandad’s eight fifties are a record for Pakistan at the tournament. Majid Khan scored five half-centuries.

• Anwar and Rameez Raja hold the record for most centuries by a Pakistan batsman at World Cups – three.

• Anwar’s average of 82.25 in 1996 is the highest for a Pakistan batsman at a single World Cup.

• Not surprisingly, Shahid Afridi has hit the most sixes for Pakistan at the World Cup – 12. After him, Wasim Akram‘s 11 are the next best.

• The Pakistan record for most runs in a single World Cup belongs to Miandad who in 1992 scored 437 runs at 62.60 from nine innings.

• Imran Nazir holds the record for Pakistan’s highest score in a World Cup – 160 versus Zimbabwe in 2007.

• Miandad played the most World Cups for Pakistan – six. He was part of the squads from 1975 to 1996, when he retired.

• In the bowling charts, Wasim has taken the most wickets for Pakistan at World Cups. In 38 matches, he took 55 wickets at an average of 23.83, strike-rate of 35.4 and economy of 4.04.

• Wasim is followed by Imran Khan (34) and Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar with 30 wickets in a single tournament.

• Afridi is the holder of the best innings bowling by a Pakistan player at any World Cup. In 2011, he claimed 5/16.

• The most deliveries bowled by a Pakistan bowler in a single World Cup is 544 by Wasim in 1999. In 1992, Wasim bowled 538.

• Pakistan’s most successful World Cup wicketkeeper is Moin Khan, who in 20 matches held 30 dismissals (23 catches, 7 stumpings).

• For non-wicketkeepers, Inzamam’s 16 catches in 35 games is the most by a Pakistan fielder.

• The highest partnership by a Pakistan pair at the World Cup is 184 between Anwar and Wajahatullah Wasti against New Zealand in the 1999 semi-final at Old Trafford.

• Pakistan’s overall World Cup record is 40 wins, 29 losses, and two no-results from a total of 70 games.

• As a side, Pakistan’s biggest World Cup win came over Kenya in 2011 when they beat them by 205 runs.