Player Bio

Sarfraz Nawaz

  • Matches

    627
  • Runs

    8696
  • Wickets

    1564
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Sarfraz Nawaz
DOB 01 December 1948

Sarfaraz proved himself a fast-medium bowler of class, a tough customer at most times who possessed an unnerring accuracy while bowling. His ability to hit the ball while batting lower down the order made him a useful allrounder and he was the third Pakistani to take 100 Test wickets and score 1000 Test runs. He possessed a good action and the ability to seam the bowl with equal effectiveness both ways. On March 15, 1979 at Melbourne, he bowled a memorable spell to take nine wickets in an innings. He dismissed seven batsmen while conceding one run from 33 balls. He was a highly controversial player due to his idiosyncracies and mood swings and bowled a succession of bouncers at other fast bowlers such as Jeff Thompson and Joel Garner. Once, protesting about his pay, he flew to England during a Test series between the two teams in Pakistan. He was also involved in the Hildrich affair during the Australian tour of 1979.

Batting Averages

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 55 72 13 1045 90* 18.00 0 0 0 4 0 1
ODI 45 31 8 221 34** 10.00 345 64 0 0 0 0
F-C 299 367 72 5709 90* 19.00 0 0 0 17 0 0

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 55 95 13951 5798 177 - - 33.00 2 79 79 14 4
ODI 45 45 2412 1463 63 - - 23.00 4 38 38 4 0
F-C 299 0 55692 24750 1005 - - 25.00 3 55 55 0 46
List A 228 0 11537 6662 319 - - 21.00 3 36 36 9 3
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date

Career Statistics

Test debut Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 6-10, 1969 Scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v England at Lahore, Mar 19-24, 1984 Scorecard
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 Scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v New Zealand at Peshawar, Nov 12, 1984 Scorecard
T20I debut - Scorecard
First-Class debut 1967/68 Scorecard
Last First-Class 1984/85 Scorecard
List A debut 1970 Scorecard
Last List A 1984/85 Scorecard

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