Full name Talat Ali Malik
Born May 29, 1950, Lahore, Punjab
Current age 67 years 60 days
Major teams Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan International Airlines, Punjab University, United Bank Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Dec 22-27, 1972 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Feb 23-28, 1979 scorecard|
|First-class span||1967/68 - 1978/79|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1978/79|
|Test debut||West Indies v Sri Lanka at St John's, Jun 13-15, 1997 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 23-27, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Jun 6, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town, Nov 4, 2000 scorecard|
Talat was a dogged opener who got his Test career off to a traumatic start when he fractured his thumb on debut, facing Dennis Lillee at Adelaide in 1972-73. Pakistan won only one of his 10 matches, when he made 40 and a Test-best 61 at Christchurch in 1978-79. After retiring he became an ICC match referee.
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