Personal Information

Full NameShoaib Malik
BornFebruary 1, 1982 Sialkot, Punjab
Age42 Years, 2 Months, 24 Days
National SidePakistan
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingOff break



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedPakistan, ICC World XI, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Gloucestershire, Gujranwala, Islamabad, Karachi Whites, Pakistan A, PCB Greens, Pakistan Inv XI, Pakistan International Airlines, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Pakistan Reserves, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Sialkot Stallions, Warwickshire, Delhi Capitals, Sialkot, Pakistan Under-19, Hobart Hurricanes, Chattogram Challengers, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Uva Next, Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Fighters, Comilla Victorians, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Rajshahi Royals, Maratha Arabians, Punjabi Legends, Punjabi Legends, Multan Sultans, Vancouver Knights, Jozi Stars, Central Punjab, Southern Punjab, Delhi Bulls, Jaffna Kings, Mirpur Royals, MGM Cricket Club, Asia Lions
Career Span

Shoaib Malik Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

356061898245 v ENG382391735.1445.6718062
287258407534143 v IND94460311334.5581.909801625
World Cup
66010062 v WI0110216.6681.963020
12411133243575 v ENG091966931.21125.6450035
55317266* v KKR0114686.00138.713000
676513177481* v JAM0121155234.11117.3223033
7515224 v MI005013.00110.635000
98323060* v KK01241146.00200.002000
1312645377 v RH02362275.50145.192001

Bowling Performance

43452611519324/33 v ENG2047.463.3684.7530
2171326.23861921584/19 v HK18039.184.6650.36217
World Cup
51308021/9 v IRE0040.006.1539.005
49950675282/7 v BAN0024.107.1020.3549
2503500/15 v CC00-7.00-2
3463.53433161/2 v SLK0027.066.7823.9334
58.308521/6 v MI0042.5010.0025.505
110611/6 v QAL006.006.006.001
4909221/18 v ER0046.0010.2227.004

Shoaib Malik Profile

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.