Mohammad Asif      

Full name Mohammad Asif

Born December 20, 1982, Sheikhupura, Punjab

Current age 31 years 276 days

Major teams Pakistan, Asia XI, Delhi Daredevils, Khan Research Labs, Lahore Division, Leicestershire, National Bank of Pakistan, Sheikhupura Cricket Association, Sialkot Cricket Association

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Mohammad Asif
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 38 13 141 29 5.64 463 30.45 0 0 19 0 3 0
ODIs 38 16 7 34 6 3.77 100 34.00 0 0 2 0 5 0
T20Is 11 3 3 9 5* - 3 300.00 0 0 2 0 3 0
First-class 87 120 44 598 42 7.86 0 0 30 0
List A 73 33 18 142 33 9.46 0 0 17 0
Twenty20 35 7 4 13 5* 4.33 15 86.66 0 0 2 0 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 44 5171 2583 106 6/41 11/71 24.36 2.99 48.7 6 7 1
ODIs 38 36 1941 1524 46 3/28 3/28 33.13 4.71 42.1 0 0 0
T20Is 11 11 257 343 13 4/18 4/18 26.38 8.00 19.7 1 0 0
First-class 87 16474 8848 360 7/35 24.57 3.22 45.7 22 5
List A 73 3486 2754 84 4/30 4/30 32.78 4.74 41.5 1 0 0
Twenty20 35 35 832 1058 50 5/11 5/11 21.16 7.62 16.6 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2005 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Lord's, Aug 26-29, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v England at Rawalpindi, Dec 21, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dambulla, Jun 21, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Bridgetown, May 6, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class England v Pakistan at Lord's, Aug 26-29, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dambulla, Jun 21, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lahore Eagles v Sialkot Stallions at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Pakistan at Bridgetown, May 6, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/97, 0, 1 Pakistan v England Lord's 26 Aug 2010 Test # 1971
3/68, 8, 0/45 Pakistan v England The Oval 18 Aug 2010 Test # 1970
0, 2/41, 14, 0/20 Pakistan v England Birmingham 6 Aug 2010 Test # 1969
5/77, 0, 1/56, 0 Pakistan v England Nottingham 29 Jul 2010 Test # 1967
3/30, 9*, 2/83 Pakistan v Australia Leeds 21 Jul 2010 Test # 1965
3/63, 4*, 3/77, 1* Pakistan v Australia Lord's 13 Jul 2010 Test # 1963
0/54 Pakistanis v Leics Leicester 8 Jul 2010 Other
1/60 Pakistan v Bangladesh Dambulla 21 Jun 2010 ODI # 2998
1/55, 0 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Dambulla 15 Jun 2010 ODI # 2991
0*, 0/43 Pakistan v England Bridgetown 6 May 2010 T20I # 163
Profile

Few Pakistani fast bowlers have been as wily and smart as Mohammad Asif, though fewer have been as prone to scandal and controversy off the field. Neither claim can easily be made given the rich competition.

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Timeline
    • January 2, 2005
      Dead rubber, deader debut
      • Makes his Test debut in the dead rubber against Australia in Sydney. Finishes the match with figures of 0 for 72 and 0 for 16 as Pakistan lose be nine wickets. Is dropped until December.
    • November 6-8, 2005
      'A' rated
      • Bowls Pakistan A to victory against England with 7 for 62 and 3 for 44 in a tour match, but misses out on a Test spot. Is included in the squad for the third Test, but is left out of the XI.
    • November 30, 2005
      Signs for Leicestershire for 2006 season

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Best Performances
    • 4 for 78 and 3 for 48 v India, Karachi, 2005-06
      • Pakistan have recovered from Irfan Pathan's devastating hat-trick in the first over of the Karachi Test. Going by the trends in the series so far, the 245 they manage seems a small total, but India are now facing Asif on a juicy pitch. In the fourth over, Asif picks up the prized scalp of Rahul Dravid, and soon bowls the makeshift opener VVS Laxman as well. Yuvraj Singh makes a solid start, but Asif traps him lbw for 45. His 4 for 78 plays a huge role in restricting India to 238. In the final innings India are chasing an impossible 607, but the likelihood of them battling out a draw is bleak when Asif bowls Virender Sehwag, Dravid and Tendulkar to set up a massive victory. Asif later says he likes bowling to batsmen like Dravid.
    • 6 for 44 and 5 for 26 v Sri Lanka, Kandy, 2005-06
      • Sri Lanka are formidable opponents at home, and the first Test of the two-match series has been drawn. Asif gives Pakistan a superb start in the second Test in Kandy by dismissing Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene cheaply. He slices through the tail, and finishes with 6 for 44, his first five-for in Tests. Pakistan, however, bat poorly in reply to Sri Lanka's 279, and concede a lead of 109. Asif is pure dynamite in the second innings, blowing away five of Sri Lanka's top six batsmen and reducing them to 65 for 6, setting up a rare home defeat for Sri Lanka.
    • 2 for 34 and 5 for 76 v South Africa, Port Elizabeth, 2006-07
      • It is Asif's second Test since his comeback from the drugs scandal. In the match before this, he has taken a five-for in Centurion, but Pakistan go on to lose. In this, the Port Elizabeth Test, Pakistan have gained a significant 141-run lead in the first innings, and Asif consolidates the advantage by dismissing Graeme smith and AB de Villiers early. The South African middle order offer resistance but Asif keeps chipping away, trapping Jacques Kallis lbw for 91 and taking the crucial wickets of Herschelle Gibbs and Mark Boucher in their forties. Asif finishes with 5 for 76 and South Africa are dismissed for 331, setting Pakistan a target of 191 that they achieve with five wickets in hand.
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Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • The young fox (Aug 10, 2007)
    Less than three years since he made his international debut, Mohammad Asif is a seasoned master of the crafts of guile and deception that separate the good from the merely fast
  • 'The line's the thing' (Jul 18, 2007)
    Fast bowling isn't just about bowling fast, Mohammad Asif tells Anand Vasu
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Aug 14, 2013

Mohammad Asif apologised to his fans for his role in spot-fixing in 2010, Karachi, August 14, 2013

Mohammad Asif apologised to his fans for his role in spot-fixing in 2010

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Aug 14, 2013

In a media conference, Mohammad Asif confessed to his role in spot-fixing in 2010, Karachi, August 14, 2013

In a media conference, Mohammad Asif confessed to his role in spot-fixing in 2010

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Aug 14, 2013

Mohammad Asif leaves a press conference in Karachi, August 14, 2013

Mohammad Asif leaves a press conference in Karachi

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: AJK Jaguars v Leopards at Karachi - Sep 22
Leopards won by 34 runs
Group D: Falcons v Stags at Karachi - Sep 22
Falcons won by 52 runs
Group D: Lahore Lions v DM Jamali at Karachi - Sep 22
Lahore Lions won by 122 runs
Group C: L Eagles v P Panthers at Karachi
Sep 22, 2014 (21:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
Group D: Stags v DM Jamali at Karachi
Sep 23, 2014 (09:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
Group C: AJK Jaguars v Wolves at Karachi
Sep 23, 2014 (13:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Group C: Leopards v P Panthers at Karachi
Sep 23, 2014 (17:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT)
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