Javed Miandad Khan
Date of Birth: JUN 12, 1957
Major Team:PAKISTAN, GLAMORGAN, HABIB BANK LIMITED, KARACHI, SINDH, SUSSEX
Playing Roll: BATSMAN
Batting Style: RIGHT
Bowling Style: LEG BREAK GOOGLY
International Debut: 1975
Javed Miandad was born in Karachi, Sindh in 1957. Javed Miandad attended schools and college in Karachi. His parents moved from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Javed Miandad is a Tyagi (Muslim).
Miandad made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lahor on October 9, 1976. He scored 163 in this match, to become the youngest player at the time to do so at an age of 19 years and 119 days. In the same series he scored a double century, and on his way broke George Headley's 47 year record, to become the youngest player to achieve the feat. Miandad made his One Day International debut against the West Indies at Edgbaston, Birmingham in the Cricket World Cup1975. Interestingly, his last ODI was also a world cup match, in both innings he was run out and Pakistan lost the match. More, he scored 2 fours and 0 sixes and his strike rate was below 100 in both of his, first and last ODI innings.
Miandad's inclusion in the Pakistan team was itself an achievement. A formidable batting line-up of Majid Khan, Sadiq Muhammad, Zaheer Abbas, Asif Iqbal, Mushtaq Muhammad and Wasim Raja was hard to create any replacements, but Miandad's raw talent made it possible and he become an integral part of Pakistan's strong batting line.
Javed Miandad played 124 Test matches, batting in 189 innings. His aggregate of 8,832 Test runs is a Pakistani record. Even though his test career spanned 17 years, he failed to make it into the top-most category of batsmen with test aggregates of over 10,000 runs. Miandad's 23 centuries and 43 fifties were Pakistani national records, until they were broken by Inzamam-ul-Haq. Miandad's Test career batting average of 52.57 is among the highest for Pakistani batsmen. He scored six double centuries which is the most by a Pakistani and 6th overall. He made his highest score of 280 not out against India.
Javed Miandad is the first (and one of the only two, other being Sachin Tendulkar ) player to have played in six World Cups, the first six, from 1975 to 1996.
Coaching and commentary
As a coach, Javed Miandad guided Pakistan to test victories in the Asia Cup and in India during 1998-99 season, when Wasim Akram was captain. Miandad also later assisted with coaching Pakistani batsmen.
Following this he was offered broadcasting and coaching positions in India. Also in November 2010 it was being planned to give Miandad a role as a batting coach.
Javed Miandad married Tahira Saigol in 1980. He has two sons and a daughter. He had three brothers play first-class cricket in Pakistan: Anwar, Sohail and Bashir.
Records & achievements
Miandad was amongst the three Pakistani players to have his name in the Hall of Fame at Lords.
Miandad is one of those two cricketers(other being Sachin Tendulkar) who appeared in Six World Cup competitions.
In 1982, Wisden named him as one of the cricketers of the year.
Javed Miandad scored 1083 runs in 33 matches and 6 World Cup tournaments.
He was also declared the 44th best Cricketer of all time in ESPN Legend Of Cricket.
Miandad holds the world record for the maximum number of consecutive half centuries in One Day Internationals- 9