1988 - Pakistan vs. West Indies - Classic Series
In the first of Minden Cricket’s Classic Series packs, we bring you Pakistan in the West Indies from 1988. While this three Test series is remembered as a tense, monumental battle that saw the Windies loose their first home match in a decade, the Pakistan team had low expectations before the start of the Tour.
As the team readied itself for the trip to the West Indies, Imran Khan was a retired former great all rounder, and Pakistan's bowling duo, Wasim Akram and Abdul Qadir, were both injured.
“However, Imran yielded to immense public pressure and a personal request from the President of Pakistan … to come out of retirement,” according to Wisden's report on the Series. Imran’s decision was one “which no-one regretted, for the Test series that followed was an epic one”.
With extraordinary batting from legends such as Viv Richards and Javed Miandad, a player v fan tussle that ended up in court, and a series that provided the Windies with one of their toughest challenges during one of their most dominant periods, this series is a must have for fans of statistical cricket board games.
Players in this set:
Pakistan: Aamer Malik, Abdul Qadir, Ijaz Ahmed, Ijaz Faqih, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar, Ramiz Raja, Saleem Jaffar, Saleem Malik, Saleem Yousuf, Shoaib Mohammad, Wasim Akram
West Indies: AL Logie, BP Patterson, CA Walsh, CEL Ambrose, CG Greenidge, CL Hooper, DL Haynes, IVA Richards, MD Marshall, PJL Dujon, PV Simmons, RB Richardson, WKM Benjamin
This set of Advanced Player Cards is available as a downloadable PDF immediately after purchase.
For more information on this Classic Series:
- The Wisden Almanack Archive's Series Report, Match Report and Scorecards;
- An excellent, somewhat quirky, look back on the series from the Country Cricket web site; and
- On This Day from PakPassion, which looks at the crucial Day 5 of the Second Test.
Image Source: PakPassion.