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4 Pakistani Batsman Who Never Scored A Century Against India In ODI Cricket

Pakistani Batsman Who Never Scored A Century Against India In ODI Cricket: India-Pakistan matches are always one of the high-octane clashes in world cricket. The arch-rivals often go up against each other amidst a bustling atmosphere with fans on both sides expecting their teams to win. While the pressure in always sky high in such matches, players who show temperament often succeed in getting their team over the line.

In the ODI history between the two nations, Pakistan has had an upper hand against India despite India’s dominating run in last decade or so. Most of their batters enjoy playing against India. However, some of the popular Pakistani batsmen have failed to replicate their ODI success against the ‘Men in Blue’.

Here’s a list of 4 major Pakistani players who haven’t scored an ODI ton against India:

1, Misbah ul-Haq

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The current Pakistan head coach and former skipper, Misbah ul-Haq attained a lot of success playing for Pakistan during his heyday. While he was highly rated for his skills as a Test player, he couldn’t redeem his fortunes in the shorter versions. He participated in some memorable India-Pakistan matches but failed to make his contribution count in winning games for his country. In 17 ODIs that he played against India, Misbah never registered a century to his name. He top-scored with a knock of 76 played against India in the CWC 2015.

2. Kamran Akmal

The wicket-keeper batsman from Pakistan, Kamran Akmal featured in a host of India-Pakistan games from a period between 2004 to 2013. However, Akmal could never really set the stage on fire against the arch-rivals. On a number of occasions, he opened the innings but batted with a meager average of 20 against India. He could register a solitary fifty in his entire career against India with a personal best of 51.

3. Ramiz Raza

The ace commentator, Ramiz Raza represented Pakistan in a generation when India usually ended on a losing side. The ‘Men in Green’ witnessed more success during the 90s while India tasted defeat on a majority of occasions. However, Raza, who was a part of 29 Indo-Pak matches, could never produce a notable performance on the big stage. He scored four fifties but was never able to register a century during his tenure as an ODI player.

4. Imran Khan

The World Cup-winning skipper, Imran Khan was rated as one of the best all-rounders of his time. He always had a knack of producing golden performances against India in both the formats. While his bowling would inflict carnage, his batting performances weren’t as great. In 29 ODI games against India, Khan scored his individual best of 73. This was his only fifty against the neighbors in 25 innings.

Kartik Bansal

An avid cricket follower

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