Shoaib Malik      

Full name Shoaib Malik

Born February 1, 1982, Sialkot, Punjab

Current age 36 years 140 days

Major teams Pakistan, Asia XI, Barbados Tridents, Delhi Daredevils, Gloucestershire, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Reserves, Sialkot Cricket Association, Sialkot Stallions

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - Adeel Malik

Shoaib Malik
    October 14, 1999
    Beginning at No. 9
    Fails to get a chance to bat on his debut ODI, but picks up the wickets of Sherwin Campbell and the dangerous Ricardo Powell in the Coca Cola Champions Trophy against West Indies in Sharjah.
    February 14, 1999
    Allrounder you say?
    Advances his credentials as an allrounder with a dazzling unbeaten 111 against West Indies yet again in Sharjah. His maiden hundred off 130 balls also earns him his first Man-of-the-Match award.
    May 11, 2001
    Throwing a spanner
    The PCB's group of bowling advisors examines Malik's action after the ICC sends a tape for review. The board clears his offbreaks, but recommends training with former spinner and umpire Mohammad Nazir (jnr) with regard to the doosra. He would be reported once again in October 2004 and would undergo surgery in May 2006 as the kink had resulted from an accident suffered two years ago.
    August 31, 2001
    A tepid Test debut
    Makes his Test debut along with Taufeeq Umar in the first match of the Asian Test Championship against Bangladesh in Multan. Doesn't get a chance to bat, but contributes two wickets during Bangladesh's first innings, as Pakistan complete a mammoth innings-and-264-run win.
    July 18, 2004
    Ton and four wickets v Hong Kong
    Picks up his career best figures of 4 for 19, against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup at the SSC. The bowling effort is preceded by 118 off 110 balls as Pakistan steamroll their way to a 143-run victory via the D/L method.
    July 25, 2004
    Familiar foes bring out the best
    Follows up the Hong Kong performance with another century against India in another Asia Cup league match at the Premadasa. The 127-ball 143 becomes his highest ODI score, as he finishes on top of the run-scorer's charts for the tournament.
    May 2, 2005
    In a fix
    Is handed a one-Test ban after admitting to deliberately losing the domestic Twenty20 match between Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Zebras. Engineers the result so that Sialkot lose the match, thereby knocking the Lahore Eagles out of the tournament. Misses the first Test against West Indies in Barbados.
    May 10, 2005
    All clear for the action
    Is cleared of a suspect bowling action. The all-clear arrives after Malik went to the sports institute of South Africa the previous month, whose report said his arm bend was within the tolerance level of 15 degrees.
    Feb 6-13, 2006
    Glorious run against the neighbours
    The Indian bowlers can't keep him quiet as Malik scores 90, 95 and 108 in successive home ODIs against India. Pakistan, though, end up losing two of those matches.
    March 30, 2006
    Maiden ton to the rescue
    Scores a vital, match-saving hundred against Sri Lanka at the SSC in Colombo, registering his maiden Test century as well. His unbeaten 148 leads Pakistan's charge during the chase of 458. The match ends in a draw, but Pakistan win the second and final Test to clinch the series.
    April 19, 2007
    The lead role
    Following Pakistan's disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign, is appointed captain by the PCB in both Tests and ODIs. He succeeds Inzamam-ul Haq and becomes the 25th player to lead Pakistan.
    January 27, 2009
    The crown passes on
    Following Pakistan's worst ODI defeat to Sri Lanka at home, he is relieved of his duties as captain. Younis Khan takes over the charge. Two weeks after his ouster, Malik's coach and manager term him "a loner and aloof".
    September 26, 2009
    Revenge in Centurion
    Scores his fourth ODI hundred against his favourite opponents, India, as Pakistan avenge their 2003 World Cup defeat at the same ground. The occasion is a Champions Trophy match, and Malik scores as India are defeated by 54 runs.
    February 5, 2010
    Back in top job
    With Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi banned for two matches, he leads the team for the one-off Twenty20 against Australia in Melbourne. He is also named captain for both Twenty20 internationals against England in Dubai that follow.
    March 10, 2010
    Banned and fined by PCB
    The Pakistan board comes down hard on Malik on disciplinary grounds, banning him from the national team for a year and fining him two million rupees.