Saleem Malik      

Full name Saleem Malik

Born April 16, 1963, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 51 years 128 days

Major teams Pakistan, Essex, Habib Bank Limited, Lahore, Sargodha

Also known as Slim

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow-medium, Right-arm offbreak

Saleem Malik
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 103 154 22 5768 237 43.69 15 29 7 65 0
ODIs 283 256 38 7170 102 32.88 9383 76.41 5 47 81 0
First-class 269 417 56 16586 237 45.94 43 81 167 0
List A 426 385 61 11856 138 36.59 12 78 141 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 103 30 734 414 5 1/3 1/3 82.80 3.38 146.8 0 0 0
ODIs 283 120 3505 2959 89 5/35 5/35 33.24 5.06 39.3 1 1 0
First-class 269 5784 3283 93 5/19 35.30 3.40 62.1 4 0
List A 426 5745 4696 160 5/35 5/35 29.35 4.90 35.9 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Mar 5-10, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Feb 16-20, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 12, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 8, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-2000
List A span 1980-2000
Profile

Saleem Malik was many things: a gifted, wristy, square-of-the-wicket batsman; the first man who really got on top of Shane Warne, in Pakistan in 1994-95; a fine overseas player for Essex (where he became known as "Slim") in 1991, if less so later; and an influential captain of Pakistan. Unfortunately his role in cricket did not end there. In 2000, he became the first player to be banned - from all cricket - for match-fixing, when Justice Qayyum's inquiry found him guilty. Shane Warne and Mark Waugh also testified that Malik had tried to bribe them to lose the Karachi Test of 1994-95 (which Australia did, by one wicket). He protested his innocence, appealed against the ban in 2001 but the Lahore High Court rejected it. He sought relief from the Supreme Court and after a seven-year wait, had his ban lifted by a lower court.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Oct 25, 2012

Saleem Malk talks to reporters in Lahore after applying for the post of Pakistan's batting coach, Lahore, October 25, 2012

Saleem Malk talks to reporters in Lahore after applying for the post of Pakistan's batting coach

© Associated Press

Oct 23, 2008

Saleem Malik gives the thumbs up as he leaves court in Lahore following the lifting of his life ban, Lahore, October 23, 2008

Saleem Malik gives the thumbs up as he leaves court

© PA Photos

Oct 23, 2008

Saleem Malik is all smiles after leaving the sessions court, Lahore, October 23, 2008

Saleem Malik is all smiles after leaving the sessions court

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1988

Tournament Results
ICL India XI v ICL World XI at Ahmedabad - Nov 28, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
ICL Bdesh v ICL Pak XI at Ahmedabad - Nov 27, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
ICL Pak XI v ICL World XI at Ahmedabad - Nov 26, 2008
ICL Pak XI won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
ICL Bdesh v ICL India XI at Ahmedabad - Nov 25, 2008
ICL Bdesh won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
ICL India XI v ICL Pak XI at Ahmedabad - Nov 24, 2008
ICL India XI won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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