Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain who represented Pakistan National Cricket Team in all three formats of international cricket. Malik initially included in the Pakistan squad as a bowler. He reported for his potentially flawed bowling action in October 2004 by the International Cricket Council. His bowling action got cleared eight months later in April 2005. He is the first Pakistani player to play 100 T20I for his country.
Shoaib made his debut in one day international against West Indies on October 14, 1999. Malik is the 4th batsman overall to score 8000 runs in T20I in August 2018, during the 2018 Caribbean Premier League. He was the part of the squad when crowned champions of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 by defeating arch-rivals India in the final. Malik named as the Rest of the World XI squad for a single T20I against West Indies T20 Champion.
The matches played at Lord’s Cricket Stadium on May 31, 2018. Shoaib Malik captained Karachi Kings for the inaugural and second edition of Pakistan Super League. But his team won only two matches in the first PSL season. Karachi Kings knocked out from the tournament and his team performance widely criticized for poor teamwork. Malik captained Multan Sultan for the third and fourth season of the Pakistan Super League.
Malik played 35 Test matches so far and scored three centuries including eight half tons. He appeared in 287 One Day International scoring over 7500 runs and took 158 wickets. He smashed double hunder in Test match scoring highest individual innings of his career 245. Malik has over 400 List A games with the stats of an average of 38.54 runs. He just completed his over 600 fours in his ODI career.
|Full Name||Shoaib Malik|
|Date of Birth||1 February 1982, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Current Age||37 Years|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0)|
|Playing Roll||Batting All-rounder|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Test Debut||29 August 2001 v Bangladesh (Cap-169)|
|ODI Debut||14 October 1999 v West Indies (Cap-128)|
|T20 Debut||28 August 2006 v England (Cap-10)|
|Major Teams||Pakistan, Asia XI, Barbados Tridents, Delhi Daredevils, Gloucestershire, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Reserves, Sialkot Cricket Association, Sialkot Stallions|
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