Full name Aamer Malik
Born January 3, 1963, Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab
Current age 54 years 79 days
Major teams Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Railways
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Pakistan v England at Faisalabad, Dec 7-12, 1987 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Australia at Rawalpindi, Oct 5-9, 1994 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Mar 18, 1988 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Australia at Multan, Oct 14, 1994 scorecard|
|First-class span||1979/80 - 2001/02|
|List A span||1982/83 - 1997/98|
A chequered career for Aamer Malik. He is one of only three men to score a century in both innings of his first-class debut (Arthur Morris and Nari Contractor are the others), he made a seven-hour unbeaten 98 in his second Test, made back-to-back hundreds against India in 1989-90, took a Test stumping as stand-in keeper (Richie Richardson), took one Test wicket (Australia's Peter Taylor - batting at No. 2) and was recalled after a four-year absence to face Australia in 1994-95. He helped save the second Test with a crucial second-innings 65 ... and was dropped, this time for good.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history