Javed Miandad is the greatest batsman Pakistan has ever produced. There was little doubt in the mind of Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistan’s first Test captain and influential administrator, when he first laid eyes on him as a youngster in the early 70s and famously predicted Miandad “the find of the decade.” He wasn’t wrong, as a stupendous debut series against New Zealand in 1976 started to prove.
His immense batting talent and a very sharp cricketing mind has made Javed Miandad Pakistan`s most valuable batsman. Start- ing with a scintillating century on debut against New Zealand at Lahore at age 19, Javed`s Test batting average never dropped below fifty throughout his 20 year career. Javed is by far Pakistan`s most experienced Test player, and most prol- ific run- getter – 8832 Test runs at 52.57.