Player Bio

Majid Khan

  • Matches

    670
  • Runs

    36735
  • Wickets

    339
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Majid Khan
DOB 28 September 1946

All grace and fluency, Majid Khan played in the spirit of an English amateur of a bygone era. He had a distant air which sometimes gave the impression that he wasn't really trying. Majid was a Cambridge Blue and he followed his father Jahangir Khan into Test cricket, though he never matched his father's feat of hitting a sparrow in flight at Lord's. He started his career as a pace bowler, but a back injury and doubts over the legitimacy of his bouncer turned him into an occasional offspinner. His batting prowess quickly moved him up the order, and he eventually formed one half of a highly successful opening partnership with Sadiq Mohammad. Majestic driving and hooking were his hallmarks, and he could score effortlessly at speed. His career ended on a sad note when his cousin Imran Khan was forced to drop him, which soured their relationship. He was a no-nonsense administrator, but he signed off by fanning match-fixing claims over the 1999 World Cup.

Batting Averages

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 63 106 5 3931 167* 39.00 0 0 8 19 0 9
ODI 23 22 1 786 109* 37.00 1052 75 1 7 0 0
F-C 410 700 62 27444 241* 43.00 0 0 73 128 0 0

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 63 60 3584 1456 27 - - 54.00 2 133 133 1 0
ODI 23 15 658 374 13 - - 29.00 3 51 51 0 0
F-C 410 0 0 7168 223 - - 32.00 0 0 0 0 4
List A 174 0 3085 1867 76 - - 25.00 4 40 41 2 1
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date
99,0 Pakistan New Zealand Lahore 1965-04-02

Career Statistics

Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 24-29, 1964 Scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v India at Lahore, Jan 23-28, 1983 Scorecard
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 Scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 19, 1982 Scorecard
T20I debut - Scorecard
First-Class debut 1961/62 Scorecard
Last First-Class 1984/85 Scorecard
List A debut 1967 Scorecard
Last List A Habib Bank Limited v Pakistan International Airlines at Karachi, Dec 29, 201 Scorecard

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