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Shoaib Akhtar      

Full name Shoaib Akhtar

Born August 13, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Current age 39 years 71 days

Major teams Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Asia XI, Chittagong Division, Durham, ICC World XI, Islamabad Leopards, Khan Research Labs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pakistan International Airlines, Rawalpindi, Somerset, Surrey, Worcestershire

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Shoaib Akhtar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 46 67 13 544 47 10.07 1313 41.43 0 0 53 22 12 0
ODIs 163 84 40 394 43 8.95 538 73.23 0 0 27 12 20 0
T20Is 15 6 3 21 8* 7.00 16 131.25 0 0 2 1 2 0
First-class 133 186 50 1670 59* 12.27 0 1 41 0
List A 221 123 45 877 56 11.24 0 1 35 0
Twenty20 38 19 5 75 14 5.35 76 98.68 0 0 4 5 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 46 82 8143 4574 178 6/11 11/78 25.69 3.37 45.7 10 12 2
ODIs 163 162 7764 6169 247 6/16 6/16 24.97 4.76 31.4 6 4 0
T20Is 15 15 318 432 19 3/38 3/38 22.73 8.15 16.7 0 0 0
First-class 133 20460 12265 467 6/11 26.26 3.59 43.8 28 2
List A 221 10627 8522 338 6/16 6/16 25.21 4.81 31.4 13 7 0
Twenty20 38 38 804 978 44 5/23 5/23 22.22 7.29 18.2 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v West Indies at Rawalpindi, Nov 29-Dec 3, 1997 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Dec 8-12, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Mar 28, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Pallekele, Mar 8, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Dec 28, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class Khan Research Laboratories v Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at Rawalpindi, Jan 9-11, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A New Zealand v Pakistan at Pallekele, Mar 8, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lancashire v Durham at Manchester, Jun 24, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Dec 28, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/70, 0 Pakistan v New Zealand Pallekele 8 Mar 2011 ODI # 3123
2/42 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 26 Feb 2011 ODI # 3109
0/10 Pakistan v Kenya Hambantota 23 Feb 2011 ODI # 3105
1/62, 1 Pakistan v England Fatullah 18 Feb 2011 Other OD
- Pakistan v Bangladesh Dhaka 15 Feb 2011 Other OD
1/38, 2* Pakistan v New Zealand Auckland 5 Feb 2011 ODI # 3097
1/32 Pakistan v New Zealand Hamilton 3 Feb 2011 ODI # 3095
1*, 0/47 Pakistan v New Zealand Wellington 22 Jan 2011 ODI # 3085
1/42, 5* Pakistan v New Zealand Hamilton 28 Dec 2010 T20I # 194
8*, 3/38 Pakistan v New Zealand Auckland 26 Dec 2010 T20I # 193
Profile

About the worst way to assess Shoaib Akhtar would be to do so through his numbers; they aren't unimpressive but rarely have they revealed so little.

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Timeline
    • 1996
      A rocky start
      • Dropped from the Pakistan squad for the Sahara Cup against India on grounds of indiscipline and poor attitude. His international debut is thus delayed by over a year.
    • 1997
      Test debut
      • Tours England with Pakistan A and makes an impact on and off the field; is cited for indiscipline by the Pakistan manager in the end of tour report. Finally makes his international debut in November in the second Test against West Indies in Rawalpindi. Takes two wickets.
    • February 26-March 2, 1998
      First five-for
      • His first major impact; 5 for 43 in Durban, Pakistan's first Test win in South Africa.
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Mar 28, 2011

Saeed Ajmal gives Shoaib Akhtar a hug during practice, Mohali, March 28, 2011

Saeed Ajmal gives Shoaib Akhtar a hug during practice

© AFP

Mar 27, 2011

Shoaib Akhtar in action during a warm-up game of football, Mohali, March 27, 2011

Shoaib Akhtar in action during a warm-up game of football

© AFP

Mar 26, 2011

Shoaib Akhtar jumps over a hurdle during a training session , Mohali, World Cup 2011, March 26, 2011

Shoaib Akhtar jumps over a hurdle during a training session

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