Matches (16)
IND v ENG (1)
BPL 2024 (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
CWC Play-off (3)
WI 4-Day (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (1)

Full Name

Sarfraz Nawaz Malik

Born

December 01, 1948, Lahore, Punjab

Age

75y 87d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Other

Commentator

A big, burly Punjabi, Sarfraz formed a potent partnership with Imran Khan, and was one of the pioneers of reverse-swing. His most prolific spell came in the Melbourne Test of 1978-79, but he kept going admirably on some heartless Test pitches in Pakistan. After retirement he became an outspoken MP and cricket commentator.
Scyld Berry

Cricinfo profile
Sarfaraz proved himself a fast-medium bowler of class, a tough customer at most times who possessed an unnerring accuracy while bowling. His ability to hit the ball while batting lower down the order made him a useful allrounder and he was the third Pakistani to take 100 Test wickets and score 1000 Test runs. He possessed a good action and the ability to seam the bowl with equal effectiveness both ways. On March 15, 1979 at Melbourne, he bowled a memorable spell to take nine wickets in an innings. He dismissed seven batsmen while conceding one run from 33 balls. He was a highly controversial player due to his idiosyncracies and mood swings and bowled a succession of bouncers at other fast bowlers such as Jeff Thompson and Joel Garner. Once, protesting about his pay, he flew to England during a Test series between the two teams in Pakistan. He was also involved in the Hildrich affair during the Australian tour of 1979.
Umair Tariq

Sarfraz Nawaz Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests55951395157981779/8611/12532.752.4978.81441
ODIs454524121463634/274/2723.223.6338.2400
FC299-556922475010059/86-24.622.6655.4-464
List A228-1153766623195/155/1520.883.4636.1930

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests55721310459017.71--041260
ODIs4531822134*9.6034564.0500-80
FC2993677257099019.35--017-1630
List A2281614917219215.36--03-430
Sarfraz Nawaz Malik

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Debut/Last Matches of Sarfraz Nawaz

Recent Matches of Sarfraz Nawaz

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Pakistan vs New Zealand--0/1812-Nov-1984PeshawarODI # 276
Pakistan vs India41/3713-Apr-1984SharjahODI # 261
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka51/3606-Apr-1984SharjahODI # 259
Pakistan vs England30/2426-Mar-1984KarachiODI # 256
Pakistan vs England90 & 10*4/49 & 1/11219-Mar-1984LahoreTest # 984

Photos of Sarfraz Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz attempts to stop a Solomon Mire shot
Sarfraz Nawaz fielding
Sarfraz Nawaz bowling
Sarfraz Nawaz portrait, 1984
Sarfraz Nawaz appeals for an lbw, World Cup 1983
Kapil Dev bowled by Sarfraz