Saleem Malik

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Saleem Malik
سلیم ملک
Personal information
Full name Saleem Malik Pervez
Born (1963-04-16) 16 April 1963 (age 55)
Kayerpora, Lahore, Pakistan
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm off break / slow-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 90) 5 March 1982 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 20 February 1999 v India
ODI debut (cap 38) 12 January 1982 v West Indies
Last ODI 8 June 1999 v India
ODI shirt no. 3
Domestic team information
Years Team
1981–1999 Lahore
1982–2000 Habib Bank Limited
1991–1993 Essex
1991–1992 Sargodha
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 103 283 269 426
Runs scored 5,768 7,170 16,586 11,856
Batting average 43.69 32.88 45.94 36.59
100s/50s 15/29 5/47 43/81 12/78
Top score 237 140 237 138
Balls bowled 734 3,505 5,784 5,745
Wickets 5 89 93 160
Bowling average 82.80 33.24 35.30 29.35
5 wickets in innings 0 1 4 1
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/3 5/35 5/19 5/35
Catches/stumpings 65/– 81/– 167/– 141/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8 February 2010

Saleem Malik (Urdu: سلیم ملک‬) (16 April 1963) (also known as Salim Malik) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played between 1981/82 and 1999, at one stage captaining the Pakistani cricket team. He was a right-handed wristy middle order batsman who was strong square of the wicket. His legbreak bowling was also quite effective. Despite playing more than 100 Tests he would go down in cricket history as the first of a number of international cricketers to be banned for match fixing around the start of the 21st century. Saleem is the brother-in-law of former teammate Ijaz Ahmed.[1]

He captained Pakistan in 12 Tests, winning 7. In ODI cricket he led his country 34 times and won 21 of them.

International career

Malik played his first Test match in March 1982, against Sri Lanka at Karachi.[2] After making 12 in his first innings he made an unbeaten 100 in the second to set up a declaration. Aged 18 years and 323 days he was at the time the second youngest player to make a century on Test debut.[3]

During the tour of England in 1987, Malik fell for 99 at Headingley and made 102 at The Oval. He would become familiar with English conditions, playing for Essex for a couple of years during the early 1990s. He had a good season in 1991, scoring 1972 runs, the 3rd most by a non-English player for Essex.[4] In Test cricket he performed better against England than any other of his opponents, appearing 19 times and making 1396 runs at 60.70.[5]

One of his notable performances in One Day International cricket was an innings that he played against India in 1987.[6] Chasing 238 in 40 overs, Pakistan were reduced to 5/161 when Saleem arrived at the crease. He scored 72 out of the remaining 77 runs required, making them from just 36 deliveries. He finished unbeaten and Pakistan won by 2 wickets with 3 balls still to spare in the match.

Match fixing

Malik captained Pakistan in tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe before being suspended from cricket having been accused of bribery. He was however found innocent and allowed to continue his career. Malik played his last Test match in January 1999 but ended his cricket career in disgrace, having been given a life ban as a result of Justice Qayyam's enquiry in May 2000.[7]

Saleem Malik's career performance graph.

A local court in Lahore lifted the life ban imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board on 23 October 2008. Civil judge Malik Mohammad Altaf ruled in favour of Malik and quashed the ban imposed for alleged match fixing.[8]

He claimed to have accepted an offer by the PCB to work as the Chief Coach for country's National Cricket Academy on 3 November 2008 just days after the ban was lifted, however, the PCB denied making any such offer.[9]

In October 2012, Saleem Malik submitted his application to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the position of batting coach. Earlier that month the PCB had placed an advertisement seeking a batting coach for the national side.[10] He is now planning to establish a cricket academy for young cricketers in Lahore and has been doing his personal business with his long-term partner, Hamza Yusuf.[11]

International centuries

Test centuries

Test centuries of Saleem Malik
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 100* 1  Sri Lanka Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 5 March 1982 Lost
[2] 107 5  India Pakistan Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 3 January 1983 Won
[3] 116 15  England Pakistan Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 12 March 1984 Drawn
[4] 102* 18  India Pakistan Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 24 October 1984 Drawn
[5] 119* 21  New Zealand Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 10 December 1984 Drawn
[6] 102 41  England England London, England Kennington Oval 6 August 1987 Drawn
[7] 102* 53  India Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 15 November 1989 Drawn
[8] 102 61  West Indies Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 15 November 1990 Won
[9] 101 64  Sri Lanka Pakistan Sialkot, Pakistan Jinnah Stadium 12 December 1991 Drawn
[10] 165 67  England England Birmingham, England Edgbaston Cricket Ground 4 June 1992 Drawn
[11] 140 74  New Zealand New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 17 February 1994 Won
[12] 237 79  Australia Pakistan Rawalpindi, Pakistan Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium 5 October 1994 Drawn
[13] 143 80  Australia Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium 1 November 1994 Drawn
[14] 100* 90  England England London, England Kennington Oval 22 August 1996 Won
[15] 155 96  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 26 April 1997 Drawn

ODI centuries

One Day International centuries of Saleem Malik
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 100 59  Sri Lanka Pakistan Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 25 October 1987 Won
[2] 101 72  India United Arab Emirates Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Cricket Stadium 19 October 1988 Won
[3] 100* 91  Sri Lanka United Arab Emirates Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Cricket Stadium 24 March 1989 Won
[4] 102 95  India United Arab Emirates Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Cricket Stadium 20 October 1989 Won
[5] 102 138  Sri Lanka Pakistan Rawalpindi, Pakistan Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium 19 January 1992 Won

International awards

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 New Zealand Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 23 November 1984 41 (34 balls, 1x4); 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 5 runs.[12]
2 India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 18 February 1987 72* (36 balls, 1x4, 1x6)  Pakistan won by 2 wickets.[13]
3 Sri Lanka Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 25 October 1987 100 (95 balls, 10x4) ; 7–1–29–0  Pakistan won by 113 runs.[14]
4 India Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 19 October 1988 101 (124 balls, 5x4, 1x6) ; DNB, 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 34 runs.[15]
5 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 24 March 1989 DNB ; 100* (112 balls, 4x4)  Pakistan won by 7 wickets.[16]
6 India Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 20 October 1989 102 (115 balls, 5x4) ; DNB, 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 38 runs.[17]
7 West Indies Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 11 November 1990 DNB ; 91* (98 balls, 8x4)  Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[18]
8 Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 7 August 1994 93* (94 balls, 6x4, 3x6) ; 10-1-45-2, 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 19 runs.[19]
9 South Africa National Stadium, Karachi 16 October 1994 3-0-14-0, 3 Ct. ; 62* (85 balls, 3x4)  Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[20]
10 New Zealand Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 6 March 1996 55* (47 balls, 5x4) ; 7-0-41-2, 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 46 runs.[21]
11 India Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, Toronto 17 September 1996 1-0-9-0 ; 70* (81 balls, 6x4)  Pakistan won by 2 wickets.[22]
12 Zimbabwe Bugti Stadium, Quetta 30 October 1996 6-0-37-1 ; 72* (77 balls, 4x4)  Pakistan won by 3 wickets.[23]
13 New Zealand Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala 4 December 1996 73* (78 balls, 6x4, 1x6); 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 11 runs.[24]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ijaz Ahmed profile". CricketArchive. 
  2. ^ "Scorecard: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka". Cricinfo. 5 May 1982. 
  3. ^ "Tests – Youngest to Score Century". Cricinfo. 
  4. ^ "Most Runs in a Season for Essex". CricketArchive. 
  5. ^ "Performances by Opponent". Howstat. 
  6. ^ "Scorecard: India v Pakistan". Howstat. 18 February 1987. 
  7. ^ "Malik guilty of match-fixing". BBC. 24 May 2000. 
  8. ^ "Saleem Malik's life ban lifted by local court". Cricdb. 23 October 2008. 
  9. ^ "PCB denies Malik appointment". 
  10. ^ "Geo.tv: Latest News Breaking Pakistan, World, Live Videos". Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "What Sachin Tendulkar's teammates and rivals from his debut Test have done since his arrival in 1989". 11 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "1984–1985 Pakistan v New Zealand – 2nd Match – Faisalabad (Lyallpur)". 
  13. ^ "1986–1987 India v Pakistan – 2nd Match – Kolkata". 
  14. ^ "1987–1988 Reliance World Cup – 17th Match – Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Faisalabad (Lyallpur)". 
  15. ^ "1988–1989 Champions Trophy – 3rd Match – India v Pakistan – Sharjah". 
  16. ^ "1988–1989 Pakistan v Sri Lanka – 2nd Match – Sharjah". 
  17. ^ "1989–1990 Champions Trophy – 6th Match – India v Pakistan – Sharjah". 
  18. ^ "1990–1991 Pakistan v West Indies – 2nd Match – Lahore". 
  19. ^ "1994-1995 Sri Lanka v Pakistan - 3rd Match - Colombo". 
  20. ^ "1994-1995 Wills Triangular Series - 3rd Match - Pakistan v South Africa - Karachi". 
  21. ^ "1995-1996 Wills World Cup - 31st Match - Pakistan v New Zealand - Lahore". 
  22. ^ "1996-1997 India v Pakistan - 2nd Match - Toronto". 
  23. ^ "1996-1997 Pakistan v Zimbabwe - 1st Match - Quetta". 
  24. ^ "1996-1997 Pakistan v New Zealand - 1st Match - Gujranwala". 

External links

Preceded by
Javed Miandad
Pakistan Cricket Captain
1993
Succeeded by
Rameez Raja
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