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Shoaib Malik

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Gloucestershire, Gujranwala, Pakistan A, PCB Greens, Pakistan Inv XI, Pakistan International Airlines, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Pakistan Reserves, Sialkot Stallions, Warwickshire, Delhi, Sialkot, Pakistan Under-19, Hobart Hurricanes, Uva Next, Barbados Tridents, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Fighters
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI,T20 | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
68
Bowling:
81
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
February 01, 1982, Sialkot, Punjab

Profile

Shoaib Malik was brought into the Pakistani fold as a bowler, only to later realize his batting potential. He debuted against West Indies in Sharjah, replacing Afridi, in the 1999 Tri-Series also involving Sri Lanka. Featuring in all five matches that led to Pakistan's success, Malik's economical bowling signaled the arrival of yet another promising all-rounder.

A jack of all trades, Malik's bowling soon got sidelined and his resilient batting took prominence. His maiden ODI century against West Indies in 2002 came when Pakistan were experiencing a middle-order crisis. When he seemed to cement his batting position, further experimentation ensued. While a consistent performer with either bat or ball, the inability to define his role led to never honing a skill to perfection. In 2004, Shoaib received complaints from the ICC for a suspect bowling action, which he duly rectified within a year following surgery. During that year, he was never used as a bowler, earning his place in the side as a formidable middle-order batsman.

Under new coach, Bob Woolmer, with consistent performances between 2005 and 2007, Shoaib helped Pakistan to ODI series wins against India, Sri Lanka and West Indies. A poor showing in the 2007 World Cup saw the then-captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq sacked from the post and Shoaib was appointed as his successor. But his introvert nature disconnected Shoaib from his peers despite Pakistan experiencing decent results under his leadership, and he eventually stepped down from the post. After a disastrous Australian tour, the post-tournament debacle saw various Pakistani players sacked, and Shoaib was one of those found culpable and was handed a one-year ban on disciplinary grounds . The ban was later lifted and he made his return to the side in the 2010 Asia Cup. Malik then turned his attention towards the shortest format of the game, Twenty20 and went to ply his trade for Sialkot Stallions in their domestic T20 competition. He was appointed skipper ahead of their maiden Champions League T20 campaign. Inconsistencies, however, have made sure that his career is still a roller-coaster ride with inclusions and exclusions from the side.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 32 54 1606 6 33.45 44.40 2 8 148*
ODI 219 196 5641 26 33.18 79.27 8 31 143
T20 61 57 973 13 22.11 105.53 0 3 57
IPL 7 5 52 1 13.00 110.63 0 0 24
CLT20 5 5 172 3 86.00 138.71 0 1 66*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 32 37 2245 1291 21 4/42 / 61.47 3.45 1 0 0 33
ODI 219 172 6810 5174 143 4/19 / 36.18 4.55 1 0 0 217
T20 61 26 350 390 18 2/7 / 21.66 6.68 0 0 0 22
IPL 7 5 51 85 2 1/6 / 42.50 10.00 0 0 0 7
CLT20 5 2 30 35 0 0/15 / - 7.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 16 0 1
ODI 75 0 21
T20 26 0 2
IPL 5 0 0
CLT20 3 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 3 0 2 0 1 0
ODI 36 24 12 0 0 66.67
T20 17 12 4 1 0 70.59

Career

Span:
Test:
2001-2010
 
ODI:
1999-2015
 
T20:
2006-2015
 
IPL:
2008-2008
 
CLT20:
2014-2014
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan - Aug 29, 2001
Last played:
Pakistan Vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Aug 06, 2010
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs West Indies at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Oct 14, 1999
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore - May 31, 2015
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs England at County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol - Aug 28, 2006
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore - May 24, 2015
IPL
Debut:
Delhi Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Apr 22, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Vs Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 17, 2008
CLT20
Debut:
Hobart Hurricanes Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Sep 18, 2014
Last played:
Hobart Hurricanes Vs Kolkata at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 02, 2014
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