Pakistan has produced some of the most lethal and skilful bowlers in the history of cricket, who have helped the team win crucial matches with their wicket-taking abilities. However, there have been instances where even the best of Pakistani bowlers have had an off-day and have gone for a lot of runs. In this article, we take a look at the top 10 most runs conceded in a single T20I inning by a Pakistani bowler. These performances may not have been the best in terms of economy rate, but they are a reminder that even the most talented bowlers can have a bad day at the office. Let's dive into the list and relive some of the forgettable moments in Pakistani cricket history
1. Usman Shinwari
Usman Shinwari is a Pakistani left-arm fast bowler who made his international debut in 2013. He has represented Pakistan in all three formats of the game and is known for his pace and ability to swing the ball. He has also played in various domestic T20 leagues around the world, including the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League. However, he went on to give a total of 63 runs in his 4 overs against South Africa in 2019.
2. Shahnawaz Dahani
Shahnawaz Dahani is a Pakistani right-arm fast bowler who made his debut for the Multan Sultans in the 2021 Pakistan Super League. He impressed with his pace and swing and was subsequently picked for the Pakistan national team for their tour of South Africa in 2021. Dahani hails from a small town in Sindh and his rise to the national team has been seen as an inspiration for young cricketers from smaller towns in Pakistan. But in 2022, Shahnawaz conceded 62 runs with an economy of 15.50, in 4 overs in an encounter against England.
3. Mohammad Wasim
Mohammad Wasim is a former Pakistani cricketer who played as an all-rounder. He made his debut for the national team in 1996 and played in 18 Test matches and 25 One Day Internationals for Pakistan. Wasim was known for his aggressive batting and accurate medium pace bowling. On 2 October 2022, he was smashed for 61 runs in 4 overs by England in the Lahore T20I.
4. Faheem Ashraf
Faheem Ashraf is a Pakistani all-rounder who made his debut for the national team in 2017. He is known for his hard-hitting batting and medium-fast bowling. He has played in various domestic T20 leagues around the world. It was not really his day when he gave away 55 runs in his 4 overs against New Zealand with a whopping economy of 13.75.
5. Mohammad Sami
Mohammad Sami made his international debut in 2001 and played in 36 Test matches, 87 One Day Internationals, and 13 T20 Internationals for Pakistan. Sami was known for his raw pace and ability to swing the ball. He holds an unwanted record of conceding 54 runs against Australia in 2010. Interestingly, he also gave away 53 runs against the same opposition in 2016 T20I World Cup.
6. Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan is a young Pakistani cricketer who is a part of the national team as an all-rounder. He made his debut in 2017 and has quickly established himself as a key player in the team. Shadab is primarily known for his leg-spin bowling, but he is also a useful lower-order batsman and a dynamic fielder. He was hit for a total of 52 runs against England in Nottingham on 16 July 2021.
7. Mohammad Hasnain
Mohammad Hasnain is known for his impressive pace, regularly clocking over 140 km/h, and his ability to generate swing. He was named the player of the match in his debut T20I and has since established himself as a promising young talent in Pakistani cricket. While playing in Karachi, the English batters scored 51 runs off him in 2022. He has also given away 51 runs against England and 49 runs against West Indies on previous occasions.
8. Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali made his debut in 2016 and quickly became a regular member of the national team. Hasan is known for his unique celebrations after taking wickets, as well as his ability to swing the ball at high speeds. He has been a vital contributor to Pakistan's success in international cricket. Hasan was named the player of the tournament in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, which Pakistan won. However, he went off to give a total of 49 runs in his 4 overs against West Indies in Dubai.
9. Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf is a young Pakistani fast bowler who made his debut in international cricket in 2019. He is known for his blistering pace and ability to generate late swing, which has made him a promising talent for Pakistan. Rauf made his name in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he became the leading wicket-taker in the 2019 edition of the tournament. But in 2021, Haris conceded 48 runs in 4 overs against England with an economy of 12 runs per over.
10. Usman Qadir
Usman Qadir is a Pakistani leg-spinner who made his international debut in 2020. He is the son of the legendary Pakistani leg-spinner Abdul Qadir. Usman has been playing domestic cricket in Pakistan and has also represented Pakistan A team before being called up for the national team. He is known for his variations in spin, and his ability to control the game in the middle overs, making him a promising young talent for Pakistan's future in cricket. But on 23 September 2022, he was also smashed for 48 runs in 4 overs by England in the Karachi T20I.