The most successful cricket teams in the world are those who have a strong middle order since it those batsmen who absorb the immense pressure of constructing an inning around them. The reason why the Pakistani cricket team enjoyed immense success for a long time because of a number of high quality middle order batsman that served as shock absorbers in various situations.
Inzamam ul haq served the Pakistani Pakistan super league 8 2023 middle order for around 2 decades and proved to be a vital asset for his country. He rotated the strike at will and whenever needed, Inzamam switched gears and displayed fantastic hard hitting skills. He was sublime at playing spin and at the same time seemed to enjoy a lot of time at his disposal when facing the fast bowlers. He truly was an outstanding middle order batsman. A true craftsman with the bat and most famous for the six he hit off the final ball in Sharjah, Javed Miandad is a middle order batsman who would be happily accepted in any cricket team in the world. Miandad was a grinder and liked to score bulk of his runs through placing the ball in the gaps. He represented Pakistan in 6 world cups and holds the record for the highest number of test runs for his country. His natural talent and the way he applied it makes him questionably Pakistan’s greatest middle order batsman.
In the recent years Misbah ul haq has been a member who has been on and off the squad owing to his turbulent form. That does not take away the fact that he is a good solid batsman who has in recent times been the calming effect in our batting line up. With his potential of hard hitting and a cool head on his shoulders, Misbah ul haq is one of the key players in the middle order for Pakistan at 2011 world cup. For around a decade now Younis Khan has been one of the leading Pakistani batsman who has played majority of his innings up the batting order. With his flamboyant stroke play and a vibrant personality he likes to take bowlers head on and scores consistently. A shaky starter, Younis Khan is known for scoring big runs whenever he settles down on the crease.
Mohammad Yousuf, sheer class, that is how one can describe this gem of a batsman who has been probably one of the best batsman that Pakistan has had. He has always been an aggressive scorer and is a treat for the eyes when in full flow. Yousuf pretty much scores at free will and is known to annihilate even the best bowling attacks of the world on his day.