Personal Information

Full NameSarfraz Nawaz Malik
BornDecember 1, 1948 Lahore, Punjab
Age75 Years, 4 Months, 21 Days
National SidePakistan
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast medium



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedPakistan
Career Span

Sarfraz Nawaz Malik Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

557213104590 v ENG0493117.71-260
4531822134* v WI001619.6064.0580
World Cup
11816517 v ENG00619.2873.8620

Bowling Performance

951743.748657981779/86 v AUS14432.752.4978.81
45301.4491463634/27 v AUS7023.223.6338.28
World Cup
1111915435164/44 v WI2027.183.6544.62

Sarfraz Nawaz Malik Profile

Sarfaraz Nawaz’s biggest claim to fame was his invention of the reverse swing that left many a batsmen clueless on his day. For years, this reverse swing was suspected as being a direct result out of ball tampering till others realized its validity too. Nazwaz played a lot of his cricket with his mentor, Imran Khan, and bowled his heart out on lifeless Pakistani wickets, to pick up 177 wickets at 32.

However, there was a lot more to Nawaz than only his cricket. It was brash and outspoken nature of his that courted a lot of controversy for the fast bowler. This firebrand bowler was involved in the Andrew Hilditch ‘handled the ball’ incident, and then once bounced the fast bowling tail enders – Joel Garner and Jeff Thomson alike – to earn a lot of wrath. When he got his swing going, he was very lethal, once picking up seven wickets off 33 deliveries versus Australia to end with 9/86.

Post cricket, he became a commentator, and an impetuous one at that. He has been a critic of the way some of the things are run in Pakistani cricket, and it was he who first suggested that there was a match fixing link to Bob Woolmer’s death. Sarfaraz Nawaz also joined politics and was an MPA for three years.