Full Name

Sarfraz Nawaz Malik


December 01, 1948, Lahore, Punjab


74y 298d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role




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


List A228-1153766623195/155/1520.883.4636.1930

Batting & Fielding

List A2281614917219215.36--03-430
Sarfraz Nawaz Malik

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Debut/Last Matches of Sarfraz Nawaz

Recent Matches of Sarfraz Nawaz

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