Full name Basit Ali
Born December 13, 1970, Karachi, Sind
Current age 44 years 263 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, United Bank Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 16-18, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Dec 8-12, 1995 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Mar 23, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Apr 16, 1996 scorecard|
|First-class span||1985/86 - 1997/98|
|List A span||1985/86 - 1997/98|
Basit Ali was compared with Javed Miandad when he first burst onto the international scene at the age of 22. He was a natural timer of the ball through the covers and point, a dashing, daring hooker and puller against the quicks, and possessed a seemingly nerveless temperament, But some of the gloss was taken off a fine maiden series in the Caribbean by allegations of involvement in match-fixing, and Basit's career quickly nosedived after he smashed the West Indies all over Sharjah and then hit his only Test century, in New Zealand, both in 1993-94. His risk-taking tendencies made him a regular in the Pakistan one-day side for three years. Subscribed to the Inzamam-ul-Haq school of dieting.
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