Player Bio

Saleem Malik

  • Matches

    1081
  • Runs

    41380
  • Wickets

    347
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm slow-medium, Right-arm offbreak
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Saleem Malik
DOB 16 April 1963

Saleem Malik was many things: a gifted, wristy, square-of-the-wicket batsman; the first man who really got on top of Shane Warne, in Pakistan in 1994-95; a fine overseas player for Essex (where he became known as "Slim") in 1991, if less so later; and an influential captain of Pakistan. Unfortunately his role in cricket did not end there. In 2000, he became the first player to be banned - from all cricket - for match-fixing, when Justice Qayyum's inquiry found him guilty. Shane Warne and Mark Waugh also testified that Malik had tried to bribe them to lose the Karachi Test of 1994-95 (which Australia did, by one wicket). He protested his innocence, appealed against the ban in 2001 but the Lahore High Court rejected it. He sought relief from the Supreme Court and after a seven-year wait, had his ban lifted by a lower court.

Batting Averages

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 103 154 22 5768 237* 44.00 0 0 15 29 0 7
ODI 283 256 38 7170 102* 33.00 9383 76 5 47 0 0
F-C 269 417 56 16586 237* 46.00 0 0 43 81 0 0

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 103 30 734 414 5 - - 83.00 3 147 147 0 0
ODI 283 120 3505 2959 89 - - 33.00 5 39 39 1 1
F-C 269 0 5784 3283 93 - - 35.00 3 62 62 0 4
List A 426 0 5745 4696 160 - - 29.00 5 36 36 3 1
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date
99,0 Pakistan England Birmingham 1992-06-04
99,0 Pakistan New Zealand Wellington 1994-02-17
99,0 Pakistan England The Oval 1987-08-06

Career Statistics

Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Mar 5-10, 1982 Scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Feb 16-20, 1999 Scorecard
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 12, 1982 Scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 8, 1999 Scorecard
T20I debut - Scorecard
First-Class debut 1978/79 Scorecard
Last First-Class 1999/00 Scorecard
List A debut 1980/81 Scorecard
Last List A 1999/00 Scorecard

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