India and Pakistan celebrate their Independence Days 24 hours apart. Both the countries were a part of the same dominion but separated in 1947 as the Muslim League demanded for a separate nation. As a result, Pakistan celebrate their Independence Day on August 14, a day before India follows suit.
Well, over the years, the two neighbours have developed a feisty relationship. And the political tension has totally been reflected on cricket field. Any India-Pakistan game is much more than a fight between bat and ball. A good performance in this fixture can make a player an overnight sensation while a poor showing can make him a villain in a blink of an eye. Over the years, both the teams have given the world cricket some classic games.
So as both the countries celebrate their 72nd Independence Day this week, we take a look at the eleven best ODI players from both the teams:
Saeed Anwar was probably the greatest opener Pakistan ever produced. A classic left handed batsman, Anwar was known for his graceful stroke- play, timing and placement. Anwar has scored 8824 runs at an average of 39.21 for Pakistan. His 194 against India at Chennai during the summer of 1997 is one of the greatest knock in Indo-Pak matches. Anwar’s century in the 2003 World Cup against India is also a notable one which was later nullified by Sachin’s 98, who is second on our list.
Anwar vs India – Matches-50 Runs – 2002 Best- 194 Batiing Average- 43.52
Anwar overall- Matches- 247 Runs- 8824 Best- 194 Batting Average-39.21