One of the leading and renowned cricket reference books, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, has listed the two Pakistani legendary cricketers Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan in its annual Cricketers of the Year List. The Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli has been declared as the leading cricketers in the world. The list of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year was completed by 42-year-old Pakistan Cricket Team Test capital Misbah ul Haq and 40-year-old batsman Younis Khan.
Veteran batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq were honoured because of their exceptional performance during last year series with England that was drawn by 2-2. As a result of that draw, Pakistani emerged as number one team for the first time in the world Test rankings.
“Misbah-ul-Haq was central to one of the most riveting series in England for years,” wrote Booth.
“His century in the First Test at Lord’s set a benchmark for his team-mates, while his celebratory press-ups became one of the motifs of the year.
“Against the odds, he led Pakistan, without a home Test since 2009, to the top of the rankings – and all at the age of 42.”
Turning to Younis, he added: “With the pressure on, Younis Khan delivered. His classy 218 in the final Test of the summer, at The Oval, helped Pakistan square the series after successive defeats had left them in danger of squandering their win at Lord’s.
“It was his 32nd Test hundred – and a reminder that his struggles earlier in the series had been a blip rather than part of a decline.”
Both Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan are the key players in Pakistan Cricket Team. In most of the matches, both performed their decisive role that leads towards the victory. Pakistan Test Cricket team has collected a lot of victories in the matches played last year. Currently, the team is playing series against West Indies Cricket Team.