Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team and Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 Edition. He was the captain of the Pakistan national cricket team from 2007 to 2009 and captain of the Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 6.He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh. 3 November 2015, he announced his retirement from Test cricket to focus on 2019 Cricket World Cup. 2 July 2018, he became the first male cricketer to play 100 T20Is. 5 July 2019, he announced his retirement from One Day International cricket after Pakistan won their last group stage game against Bangladesh at Lord’s at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Shoaib Malik has taken over 150 ODI wickets, and has a batting average in the mid 30s in both Test and ODI cricket. His bowling action has come under scrutiny (particularly his doosra) but he has had elbow surgery to correct this. Malik was ranked second, behind teammate Shahid Afridi, in the ICC ODI all-rounder rankings in June 2008. In March 2010, Malik received a one-year ban from international cricket from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); the ban was overturned two months later. On 13 September 2017, Malik became the highest run–scorer in T20I for Pakistan. On 1 July 2018, Malik also became the first Asian batsman to score 2,000 runs in T20Is, and third overall and first player to play 100 T20Is in the world.

In August 2018, during the 2018 Caribbean Premier League tournament, he became the fourth batsman to score 8,000 runs in T20s. In July 2019, following Pakistan’s last match in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Shoaib announced his retirement from ODI cricket.

On 10 October 2020, in the 2020–21 National T20 Cup, Shoaib Malik became the first Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket, doing so in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s match against Balochistan.

Personal Information

Born
Feb 01, 1982 (39 years)
Birth Place
Sialkot, Punjab
Role
Batting Allrounder
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm offbreak
Career Information
Pakistan, Asia XI, Delhi Capitals, Sialkot Stallions, Lancashire, Chittagong Kings, Uva Next, Pakistan All Star XI, Khulna Royal Bengals, Barbados Tridents, Hobart Hurricanes, Warwickshire, Comilla Victorians, Karachi Kings, Chittagong Vikings, Multan Sultans, World XI, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Vancouver Knights, Jozi Stars, Delhi Bulls, Rajshahi Royals, Peshawar Zalmi, Jaffna Stallions, Maratha Arabians.