Shoaib Malik

Born Feb 1, 1982

Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricket player and former captain. He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh. He has taken over 100 ODI wickets, and has a batting average in the mid 30s in both Test and ODI cricket. His bowling action has come under scrutiny but he has had elbow surgery to correct this.… Read More

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  • Cricket One Day International Australia V Pakistan Line Ups
    Yahoo News - 1 day ago
  • Pakistan Wins 5th Odi To Avoid Series Sweep For England
    Yahoo News - Sep 04, 2016
  • Pakistan's Shoaib Malik Retires From Tests
    Yahoo News - Nov 03, 2015
  • Lights Go Out On England’s Push For Dramatic Win Against Pakistan
    Guardian (UK) - Oct 17, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shoaib Malik.


1982 Birth Born on February 1, 1982.


1993 11 Years Old Shoaib Malik first played tape-ball cricket in the streets as a child. He began playing cricket seriously in 1993/94 when he attended Imran Khan's coaching clinics in Sialkot. … Read More
1996 14 Years Old In 1996, Malik attended trials for the U-15 World Cup. … Read More
1999 17 Years Old …  He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh.
2001 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2001, Malik's bowling action was inspected. … Read More


2003 21 Years Old Malik was approached by Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in July 2003 to act as a replacement for Ian Harvey, who was on international duty with Australia. … Read More
He sufficiently impressed in two County Championship and three one-day matches that resulted in renewing of his contract for the 2004 season. … Read More
2006 24 Years Old In Test cricket, he made a big impression with his match-saving innings against Sri Lanka in 2006, during which he batted for the whole day and finished with 148 runs not out. … Read More
2007 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Following Inzamam-ul-Haq's resignation as Pakistan captain after the 2007 World Cup, Malik was put forward as one of the names for the captaincy along with Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old Younis Khan took over as captain on 27 January 2009 after a poor performance against Sri Lanka saw Malik step down. … Read More
In March 2010, Shoaib Malik was given a one-year ban from the national team by the PCB, who charged him for infighting within the team. … Read More


2015 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Shoaib Malik is captain of the Sialkot Stallions. He has led them to a record 8 domestic T20 titles with the most recent coming on 18 May 2015. … Read More
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