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Shoaib Malik
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Shoaib Malik

Pakistan|Allrounder
Shoaib Malik

INTL CAREER: 1999 - 2020

Full Name

Shoaib Malik

Born

February 01, 1982, Sialkot, Punjab

Age

39y 94d

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test35606189824535.14415545.673823917180
ODI28725840753414334.55919981.90944603113980
T20I1161063123357531.131880124.200819261500
FC12619721655924537.261730670
List A405357601144714338.5416711560
T204173891061048895*37.068324125.990648183131660
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test354327121519324/337/5947.463.3684.70200
ODI287217795861921584/194/1939.184.6650.30100
T20I11648558659282/72/723.537.0819.90000
FC1261514974392607/8128.612.9458.2091
List A40513498102483095/355/3533.164.5543.60710
T20417236350241001515/135/1327.157.0223.10120
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Zalmi vs Kings103-Mar-2021KarachiT20
Zalmi vs United29*27-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Zalmi vs Gladiators3426-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Zalmi vs Sultans11*23-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Zalmi vs Qalandars2621-Feb-2021KarachiT20

Photos


Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Shoaib Malik steadied the run chase
Shoaib Malik sets off for a quick run
Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik celebrate victory
A moment of celebration for Jaffna Stallions as Shoaib Malik strikes again
Shoaib Malik drives during his half-century
Shoaib Malik goes over the top