Shoaib Malik

Born February 1, 1982Sialkot, Punjab
Age 32 Years, 9 Months, 20 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank T20I - 67
Bowling Rank T20I - NA
Test Debut August 29, 2001 v Bangladesh
Last Test August 6, 2010 v England
ODI Debut October 14, 1999 v West Indies
Last ODI June 15, 2013 v India
T20I Debut August 28, 2006 v England
Last T20I April 1, 2014 v West Indies
IPL Debut April 22, 2008 v Hyderabad
Last IPL May 17, 2008 v Mohali
CL Debut September 18, 2014 v Mohali
Last CL October 2, 2014 v Kolkata
Teams Played Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Gloucestershire, Gujranwala, Pakistan A, PCB Greens, Pakistan Inv XI, Pakistan International Airlines, Punjab Stallions, Punjab (P), Pakistan Reserves, Sialkot Stallions, Warwickshire, Delhi, Sialkot, Pakistan, Hobart Hurricanes, Uva Next, Barbados Tridents
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 15, T20I - 1, IPL - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span 2001 - 2010, 1999 - 2013, 2006 - 2014, 2008, 2014,

Shoaib Malik was brought into the Pakistani fold as a bowler, only to later realize his batting potential. He debuted against West Indies in Sharjah, replacing Afridi, in the 1999 Tri-Series also involving Sri Lanka. Featuring in all five matches that led to Pakistan's success, Malik's economical bowling signaled the arrival of yet another promising all-rounder.

A jack of all trades, Malik's bowling soon got sidelined and his resilient batting took prominence. His maiden ODI century against West Indies in 2002 came when Pakistan were experiencing a middle-order crisis. When he seemed to cement his batting position, further experimentation ensued. While a consistent performer with either bat or ball, the inability to define his role led to never honing a skill to perfection. In 2004, Shoaib received complaints from the ICC for a suspect bowling action, which he duly rectified within a year following surgery. During that year, he was never used as a bowler, earning his place in the side as a formidable middle-order batsman.

Under new coach, Bob Woolmer, with consistent performances between 2005 and 2007, Shoaib helped Pakistan to ODI series wins against India, Sri Lanka and West Indies. A poor showing in the 2007 World Cup saw the then-captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq sacked from the post and Shoaib was appointed as his successor. But his introvert nature disconnected Shoaib from his peers despite Pakistan experiencing decent results under his leadership, and he eventually stepped down from the post. After a disastrous Australian tour, the post-tournament debacle saw various Pakistani players sacked, and Shoaib was one of those found culpable and was handed a one-year ban on disciplinary grounds . The ban was later lifted and he made his return to the side in the 2010 Asia Cup. Malik then turned his attention towards the shortest format of the game, Twenty20 and went to ply his trade for Sialkot Stallions in their domestic T20 competition. He was appointed skipper ahead of their maiden Champions League T20 campaign. Inconsistencies, however, have made sure that his career is still a roller-coaster ride with inclusions and exclusions from the side.

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Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
3(4) & 3(23) 0/20 v England Aug 06, 2010
38(53) & 9(26) 0/39 & 2/31 v England Jul 29, 2010
26(48) & 10(24) - v Australia Jul 21, 2010
58(144) & 19(34) 0/27 & 2/16 v Australia Jan 14, 2010
9(16) & 3(23) 0/5 v New Zealand Dec 03, 2009