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Revisiting the 1992 World Cup | The Best Players and Their Contributions

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  • Imran Khan
  • Wasim Akram
  • Javed Miandad
  • Inzamam-ul-Haq
  • Rameez Raja

Selecting a small group of players and calling them “all-time greats” or “the finest” is challenging.

What, after all, are the criteria for determining excellence? Great players have the tenacity and drive and can be depended on in clutch situations, so it might be a combination of everything.  However, whose names are inscribed in the books of Pakistani legends? In 1992, Pakistani cricketers brought the World Cup home.

Let’s rank the five best Pakistani cricketers who stood tall in the 1992 World Cup!

Imran Khan

Imran Khan, one of the finest all-rounders, has taken over 500 wickets and scored more than 7,000 runs in cricket. Imran Khan, the team’s captain, led the Pakistani cricket team to a World Cup triumph in 1992 in Australia. He was born into a Pashtun family in Lahore in 1952. At age 18, he played his first game for Pakistan against England. 

Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram, the former coach, and captain of the Pakistan cricket team, is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, which aided the win in the 1992 World Cup. He is also known as the “Sultan of Swing.” He had mastered the most difficult ways to bowl and play: the yorker and the reverse swing. 

Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad is a legendary cricket coach and player from Pakistan. Miandad was Pakistan’s all-time leading run-scorer, and his runs helped save the day on several occasions. After 7,381 One-Day Internationals, his batting average was 41. He has a pretty impressive record and also showed his presence with valor in the 1992 World Cup.

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Inzamam-ul-Haq is the finest batsman Pakistan has ever produced because of his consistency and dependability. As a result of his aggressive batting, Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup. He amassed almost 10,000 runs in one-day internationals and 8830 runs in Tests with an average close to 50. With almost 20,000 runs across all forms, he is Pakistan’s all-time highest run scorer.

Rameez Raja

Ramiz’s fundamental game as a leadoff man was founded on steady, subtle grace. Some of the play on the leg side was great, and the flick to square leg became a signature move quickly. He was a key player in the 1987 and 1992 World Cups. In 1992, he caught the ball that won the title for Pakistan and scored two hundred in the tournament.

These players will be remembered for their determination on the field and bringing the trophy home. The 1992 World Cup is engraved in the heart of every Pakistani, and these players go down as legends.

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