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Sarfraz Nawaz
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Sarfraz Nawaz

Pakistan
Sarfraz Nawaz

INTL CAREER: 1969 - 1984

Full Name

Sarfraz Nawaz Malik

Born

December 01, 1948, Lahore, Punjab

Age

72y 133d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test55721310459017.71041260
ODI4531822134*9.6034564.050080
FC2993677257099019.350171630
List A2281614917219215.3603430
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test55951395157981779/8611/12532.7578.801441
ODI454524121463634/274/2723.2238.20400
FC299556922475010059/8624.6255.40464
List A2281153766623195/155/1520.8836.10930
Sarfraz Nawaz portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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