Picture of Sohaib Maqsood

Sohaib Maqsood

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Pakistan, Baluchistan, Bahawalpur and Multan, Khan Research Laboratories, Multan Tigers, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Punjab Pakistan, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sind, Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan Under-19, United Bank Limited, Baluchistan Warriors, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi
Roles played:
Home country:
April 15, 1987, Multan, Punjab


Sohaib Maqsood is a Pakistani cricketer, a right-handed all-rounder, who bats in the middle-order and bowls off-break. Born in Multan, Maqsood made his first-class debut for his home side against Lahore region in 2004. An aggressive batsman by nature, Maqsood has an impressive average in first-class cricket and a very good strike rate for T20s.

As has been the case with many Pakistan players, Shoaib Maqsood started off as a bowler but then turned into a batsman. Primarily an off-spinner, Maqsood made his first-class debut for Multan Region at the age of 17 but a horrific back-injury kept him out of first-class cricket for the next three years which was a huge blow to his aspirations of becoming a bowler. A determined Maqsood returned to competitive cricket in 2007-08 and impressed as a middle-order batsman but a dip in form followed by an ankle ligament injury hampered his progress further.

The dedicated and determined youngster bounced back hard with consistent performances in both first-class and List-A cricket which helped him find a place in the Pakistan T20I squad for matches in Zimbabwe and subsequently the ODI squad for the series against South African in the UAE. He had a blistering start to his ODI career with two fifties from the first two matches but more importantly, he impressed one and all with his fearless approach and flamboyance.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 26 25 735 2 31.95 83.42 0 5 89*
T20 20 18 221 2 13.81 109.95 0 0 37
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 26 4 54 42 1 1/16 / 42.00 4.66 0 0 0 1
T20 20 1 6 12 0 0/12 / - 12.00 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 9 0 0
T20 4 0 1


Pakistan Vs South Africa at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Nov 08, 2013
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Jan 25, 2016
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Aug 23, 2013
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Jan 17, 2016