Lahore: Many fast bowlers have made a name for themselves in the world of cricket and the gentleman has become immortal in the history of the game forever. From Khan Mohammad to Naseem Shah, such bowlers were born on Pak soil who made their mark all over the world. Among them, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are at the forefront of the record book.
According to media reports, both the players represented the national team at the same time and the name of Double W became a nightmare for the batsmen. The two played together in 258 matches (including Tests and ODIs) for Pakistan and 1,147 batsmen lost their wickets, taking wickets at an average of 23.16, a world record.
The other two pacers are also among the top five bowlers in the world to take more wickets overall in all formats. At the top of the list is Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath who has taken a total of 949 batsmen in all formats. Wasim Akram is at the second position with 916 wickets.
The third is England pacer James Anderson, who has so far taken 971 wickets and is the only bowler to have a chance to overtake Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram. Fourth-ranked South African fast bowler Sean Pollack took 829 wickets while Pakistan's Waqar Younis is fifth with 789 wickets.