Ultimate XI T20 Batsmen 3-5: Shoaib Malik

By Sports Desk August 03, 2020
Shoaib Malik Shoaib Malik

A versatile cricketer, Shoaib Malik is capable of hitting big shots but is also capable of effectively rotating the strike. His power was on display in 2003 against South Africa when he scored 82 from 41 balls.

He is one of three batsmen in T20I who have scored more than 1,500 runs joining the likes of Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. In November 2018, he became the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in T20 internationals with more than 2,000 runs.

Domestically, Shoaib Malik captained the now-defunct Sialkot Stallions to eight domestic T20 titles.

He was appointed the captain of the Karachi Kings in the first PSL tournament. In the third season, he joined new PSL franchise Multan Sultans as their captain and scored 224 runs in eight innings with a strike rate of 124.44.

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In November 2019, he was selected to play for Rajshahi Royals in the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League.

 

Career statistics

Full name: Shoaib Malik

Born: February 1, 1982, Sialkot, Punjab (38)

Major teams: Pakistan, Asia XI, Barbados Tridents, Bradman XI, Central Punjab (Pakistan), Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Delhi Daredevils, Gloucestershire, Gujranwala, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hobart Hurricanes.

Playing role: All-rounder

Batting style: Right-hand bat

 

T20I Career (2005-Present)

Mat        Inns        NO         Runs      HS     Ave        BF           SR         100        50

113        105           31         2321       75     31.36     1869      124.18        0          8 

T20 Career                        

Mat        Inns        NO     Runs      HS       Ave        BF         SR         100        50

386        363          99      9892       95*      37.46     7877     125.58      0          61         

 

Career highlights

  • Most capped T20I player of all time (113 matches)
  • 4th most T20I runs, 2321 at an average of 31.36
  • First male cricketer to play 100 T20Is
  • In 2018 became 4th batsman to score 8,000 runs in T20s.
  • Scored 9892 runs at 37.47

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