Analysis of Pakistan Captains Since Imran Retirement - Part 1 ( Tests)

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    Since Imran Retirement in 1992, the only consistent thing about Pakistan cricket has been change of captains. Pakistan had 15 test captains since Imran retirement ( Javed also led the team in few tests but hasnot been included because he had led the team before as well and this analysis is about the newly appointed captains after imran retirement.)
    All captains have their share of success and failures, below we will have a look at the captaincy records of all these captains.

    CAPTAINCY STATS ( In order of Most WINS )
    Code:
    CAPTAIN              MATCHES          WON         LOST    DRAW
    
    Wasim Akram           25               12          8        5
    Inzamam               31               11          10       10
    Waqar Younis          17               10          7        -
    Misbah                15                9          1        5
    Saleem Malik          12                7          3        2
    Rashid Latif           6                4          1        1
    Moin Khan             13                4          7        2
    Salman Butt            5                2          3        -
    Muhammad Yousaf        9                2          6        1
    Younis Khan            9                1          3        5
    Rameez Raja            5                1          2        2 
    Aamir Sohail           6                1          2        3
    Saeed Anwar            7                1          4        2
    Shahid Afridi          1                -          1        -
    Shoaib Malik           3                -          2        1 
    HIGH AND LOW POINTS OF EACH CAPTAIN

    WASIM AKRAM :

    High Points
    Won the inaugural Asian Test Champion ship in 1999/2000.
    Draw a Series in India in 1999/2000.

    Low Points
    2-0 Loss to Westindies in 1992/93, immediately after world cup.
    3-0 white wash to Australia in 1999/2000.

    INZAMAM:

    High Points
    First Pakistani Captain to win a Test Series against South Africa.
    Only Second Pakistani Captain to win a Test Match in SouthAfrica
    Won a Test Series against India in 2005/2006.
    Won an away Test Series against Srilanka in 2005/6.
    Drew an away Test Series against India in 2004/2005.

    Low Points
    3-0 loss to England in 2006 and then the oval scandal.
    Lost 1-2 to India at home in 2004/2005.
    White Wash against Australia in 2004.

    WAQAR YOUNIS :

    High Points
    Won six consecutive Test matches in 2001/2002.
    Draw an away Series against England in 2001.

    Low Points
    A humiliating white wash to Australia in Sharjah.
    Another White wash at the hands of South Africa Just before the world cup.

    MISBAH :

    High Points
    White Wash against the World Number 1 Team in 2012.
    Drew a Test Series against World Number 2 Team in 2010.
    Won an Away Test Series after 5 years.

    Low Points
    Missed out on becoming the first Pakistani Captain ever to win a test series against WestIndies in WestIndies.

    SALEEM MALIK :

    High Points
    Won a Test Series against Australia 1994/95.
    Won an away Test Series against Newzealand in 1993/94.
    Won an away Test Series against Srilanka in 1994.

    Low Points
    Match Fixing Scandal.
    Lost a Test Match Against Zimbabwe in 1994/95.

    RASHID LATIF :

    High Points
    Won a Test Series against Bangladesh in 2003/4.
    Won a Test Series against Zimbabwe in 1997/98.

    Low Points
    Draw a Test Match against a weak side like Zimbabwe in 1997/98.
    Lost a Test Match against South Africa in 1997/98.

    MOIN KHAN :

    High Points
    Won an away Test Series against Srilanka in 2000.
    Won an away Test Series against New zealand in 2000/01.

    Low Points
    Lost a home Test Series against England in 2000/01.
    First and Only Captain to lose a Test Match at Karachi.

    SALMAN BUTT :

    High Points
    Won a Test Match against Australia after 15/16 years.
    Won a Test Match against England in England in 10 years.

    Low Points
    Spot fixing scandal.
    3-1 Thrashing at the hands of England in 2010.

    MUHAMMAD YOUSAF :

    High Points
    Won a Test Match against South Africa in 2003/4.

    Low Points
    3-0 white wash to Australia in 2009/2010.

    YOUNIS KHAN :

    High Points
    Won a Test Match against India in 2005/6.

    Low Points
    Lost a Test Series 2-0 against Srilanka in 2009.
    Lost a Test Match against West Indies in 2004/05.

    RAMIZ RAJA:

    High Points
    Draw an away Test Series against Srilanka in 1996/97.

    Low Points
    Lost a home Test Series against Srilanka in 1995/96.

    AAMIR SOHAIL :

    High Points
    First Pakistani Captain to win a Test Match against South Africa.
    Only Pakistani Captain to have draw an away Test Series against South Africa.

    Low Points
    Lost a home Test Series against Australia in 1998/99.

    SAEED ANWAR :

    High Points
    Not many high Points other than Drawing two tests against South Africa at home in 1997/98.

    Low Points
    Lost a Test Series at home against Srilanka in 1999/2000.
    Lost a Test Series at home against South Africa in 1997/98.

    SHAHID AFRIDI :
    Not much to analyse or comment about him, captained the team only in one game which he lost and subsequently announced his retirement from Test Format.

    SHOAIB MALIK :

    High Points
    Again Not much to say other than drawing a test at home against South Africa in 2007/8.

    Low Points
    Lost a home Test Series against South Africa in 2007/8.
    Lost an away Test Series against India in 2007/8.
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    You guys also contribute and rate the performances of our test captains, who do you think is/was the best and why?

    meanwhile i will work on odi captains :p
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    @Passionate Pakistani Moin wasn't the only Pakistan captain to lose at Karachi, Shoaib Malik did against South Africa in 2007/08
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    From the captains I've seen live, probably Inzamam and Misbah are the best.

    Younus and Butt were pretty sharp tactically but had other problems
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    i didnt know about that . Thanks for correction.

    it was moin who lost for the first time.

    @Mercenary can you please edit and remove only from Moin's low points.
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    how about salim malik?

    i have heard some v good stuff about him. he won a test series against Australia as well.
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    I haven't really seen Saleem Malik live but by most accounts he was a very fine captain.
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    Captain that I have seen.

    Imran. Complete command of his team. Big on giving youth a chance out of nowhere.

    Javed. Very astute. Lacked leadership though.

    Wasim. Tried to copy Imran too early. Was very attacking but there was always a dodgy performance around the corner.

    Salim Malik. Got best out of his team. Performed as captain but his last couple of series were shambles.

    Ramiz. Yousaf type captain.

    Sohail. Very sharp brain(probably the most astute on field Pak captain). He lack respect from teammates and never had long enough run. Good with younger players. Durban 98 will live long in memory.

    Rashid. Clever but again lack of support from Akram group cost him in 98.

    Anwer. Not captain material. His own performance suffered big time.

    Moin. Very defensive captain without Wasim in the side who practically ran the team when he played.

    Waqar. Not the sharpest brain as captain. Did well for a season but could not cope with too many egos led by Wasim.

    Inzi. I reserve my views to myself on this legend because I would upset too many people.

    Shoaib Malik. Might have turned out a decent captain but had Afridi's shadow was hanging on his head like any other captain after Inzi.

    More to come.
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    @Younis-fan i agree about the sharpness of sohail, he was v clever and proactive but the team never supported him. his odi stats as a captain are much better especially that historic 4-1 win over india in sahara cup.
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    bumping this for the benefit of @Passionate Pakistani especially (ironically your own thread bro lol).. Moins captaincy record is nothing to write home about and as stated here without wasim he wasnt the same, so nothing to really say he was a great tactician for me unless someone can help me understand something I'm missing?
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    That was a sarcastic comment :p
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    This is what happens when you try to sneak in cricistan while at work - we miss sarcasm lol :lol
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    I don't think Misbah's record is that good now after SA whitewash, Zimbabwe humiliation and drawn series in UAE!
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    Inzamam captained Pakistan in thirty Tests, winning eleven, drawing nine and losing ten.
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    INZAMAM:

    High Points First Pakistani Captain to win a Test Series against South Africa.

    When?
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