Full Name

Shoaib Malik

Born

February 01, 1982, Sialkot, Punjab

Age

42y 20d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

RELATIONS

(brother)

TEAMS

There is almost no role in a cricket side that Shoaib Malik hasn't filled, so much so that over ten years into his career, nobody is sure what his precise and best role is.

In essence, he is a batting allrounder, though he started his career as an off-break bowler. Partly the problem is that he is capable, as a batsman, of fulfilling many roles with some competence. He has had success as an opener in Tests and ODIs; he has been game-changing as a limited-overs one down and dangerous as a lower-order slogger; often he has been a stodgy middle-order bulwark. In Twenty20s, he can be brutal anywhere.

It is thus difficult to recall a definitive Malik high; was it his maiden Test hundred as an opener against Sri Lanka in Colombo? A few hands that led to an ODI series win against India in 2005-06? A Champions Trophy hundred against India?

His basic game is tight, especially in the subcontinent. He isn't pretty, though there can be pleasantness in his high, stiff-elbowed drives and lofts. Square on both sides he is precise. Further, he runs well. With his flattish, very modern off-spin always useful for more than a few overs and a wicket here and there - less so after concerns over his action - and an athletic and languid presence in the field, Malik should be far greater a sum of his parts than he actually is.

He was for long earmarked as a potential captain - the late Bob Woolmer thought him the sharpest tack in Pakistan's set-up - but a stint with the captaincy was troubled, unimaginative and ended badly. It got even worse when the board banned him for a year in March 2010 as part of its unprecedented action on senior players after a disastrous tour of Australia.
Osman Samiuddin

Shoaib Malik Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests35606189824535.14415545.673823917180
ODIs28725840753414334.55919981.90944603113980
T20Is1241113324357531.211938125.640919669500
FC12619721655924537.26--1730--670
List A405357601144714338.54--1671--1560
T20s5344951341318895*36.5310318127.8108310284182210

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests354327121519324/337/5947.463.3684.7200
ODIs287217795861921584/194/1939.184.6650.3100
T20Is12449570675282/72/724.107.1020.3000
FC126-1514974392607/81-28.612.9458.2-91
List A405-13498102483095/355/3533.164.5543.6710
T20s534284411648301815/135/1326.687.0422.7120
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Recent Matches of Shoaib Malik

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Kings vs Zalmi291/321-Feb-2024LahoreT20
Kings vs Sultans530/1018-Feb-2024MultanT20
Barishal vs Dhaka10*--14-Feb-2024ChattogramT20
Barishal vs Dhaka19*--10-Feb-2024MirpurT20
Barishal vs Chattogram140/1506-Feb-2024MirpurT20

Photos of Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik struck with the first ball of the match
Shoaib Malik made 53 off 35 balls
Shoaib Malik bowls
Shoaib Malik hugs Mehidy Hasan Miraz after the win
Shoaib Malik runs between the wickets
Shoaib Malik celebrates a wicket