Mohammad Moin Khan
September 23, 1971, Rawalpindi, Punjab
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Renowned for his combative skills, Moin Khan spent most of his career slugging it out with Rashid Latif for the keeper's gloves. His batting ability generally kept him in front although Latif was the better keeper. An effective rather than stylish batsman, Moin relished a crisis and held together Pakistan's lower order time and again. His quick feet and improvisation were even more productive in one-day cricket where he scored at speed. Behind the stumps, he was the chirpiest of keepers and the stump mike revealed his full repertoire to the world. "Well bowled" and "shabash" were his most familiar soundbites. As captain, Moin struggled to get his way amid Pakistan's incessant in-fighting and was too defensive, as when England triumphed in the gloom of Karachi in 2000. Moin played through most of the 2003-04 season, missing only the last two Tests against India due to injury. However, his wicketkeeping form wasn't entirely convincing, and with Kamran Akmal staking a strong claim, Moin's days as an international cricketer drew to a close in 2004.
He played his last first-class game a year later, and soon after took to coaching, joining as coach of Hyderabad Heroes in the ICL in 2007. Subsequently, he also coached Lahore Badshah in the ICL. Moin was appointed manager of the Pakistan team in August 2013 and was later promoted as interim head coach of the national team in February 2014, for the Asia Cup and World T20, after Dav Whatmore completed his contract with Pakistan. In April 2014, Moin took over as chief selector and manager of the national team.
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