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Saleem Malik

Pakistan|Batter
Saleem Malik
INTL CAREER: 1982 - 1999
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Full Name

Saleem Malik

Born

April 16, 1963, Lahore, Punjab

Age

60y 313d

Also Known As

Slim

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Slow medium, Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Batter

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.
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Saleem Malik Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests10315422576823743.69--15297650
ODIs28325638717010232.88938376.41547-810
FC269417561658623745.94--4381-1670
List A426385611185613836.59--1278-1410

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests1033073441451/31/382.803.38146.8000
ODIs28312035052959895/355/3533.245.0639.3110
FC269-57843283935/19-35.303.4062.1-40
List A426-574546961605/355/3529.354.9035.9310
Saleem Malik

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Photos of Saleem Malik

Saleem Malik speaks to reporters in Lahore
Saleem Malk talks to reporters in Lahore after applying for the post of Pakistan's batting coach
Saleem Malik is all smiles after leaving the sessions court
Saleem Malik gives the thumbs up as he leaves court
Saleem Malik steps out of the Supreme Court
Saleem Malik plays golf at a charity event