Pakistan has been showcasing exceptional performance in 50-over cricket since the ODI World Cup 2019 in England, both in the bowling and batting departments.
The national side has won seven bilateral ODI series, including two whitewashes against West Indies and the Netherlands, but lost against England and New Zealand. Pakistan has also won the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand.
Opening left-handed batters, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are among the top scorers during this cycle and are currently ranked second and fifth in the ICC ODI rankings.
All-format captain, Babar Azam, remained one of the consistent performers during these years, claiming the top spot of the ICC ODI rankings for more than two years.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah also performed brilliantly in ODIs during these four years, helping the national side win matches with their bowling.
However, the performance of national spin bowling, which was once regarded as a leading weapon for the national team, has not been impressive since the World Cup 2019.
The average of the national spin bowling unit is among the worst since the mega event. Spinners boast an average of 41.41, taking 60 wickets in 26 matches, ranking at the bottom of the table only above New Zealand.
Here is the spin bowling average of the top 11 teams since 2019:
Team Matches Wickets Average
Bangladesh 39 133 26.88
Afghanistan 18 75 29.21
Australia 36 103 30.40
West Indies 47 130 32.53
South Africa 35 88 33.70
Ireland 32 72 34.69
India 54 135 37.31
Sri Lanka 39 115 38.85
England 36 75 40.40
Pakistan 26 60 41.41
New Zealand 34 57 43.01
Source: Pro Pakistani