Tuesday, 19 April 2011


                        SHOAIB AKHTAR

Date Of Birth : Aug 13,1975

Nick Name : Rawalpindi Express

Major Team: Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Asia XI, Chittagong Division, Durham, ICC World XI, Islamabad Leopards, Khan Research Labs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pakistan International Airlines.
Playing Roll: Bowler

Batting Style: Right

Bowling Style: Right-arm fast

International Debut: 1997


Shoaib akhtar is a Pakistani cricketer, and amongst the fastest bowler in the world, earning him the name Rawalpindi Express. He set a world record by clocking 100mph twice. His ability to bowl fast yorkers, well disguised slow balls, swinging deliveries, and sharp bouncers made him lethal even on dead pitches. However, he has never been far from controversy, often accused of not being a team player. Shoaib was sent back home from a tour in Australia in 2005. A year later he was embroiled in a drug scandal after testing positive for a banned substance. However, the ban imposed on him was lifted on appeal. In September 2007, Shoaib was banned by the PCB for an indefinite period for the alleged brawl with his team-mate Mohammad Asif. The ban was finally lifted but injuries and his attitude problem have kept him more off the field than on it.

Batting and fielding records

    M     Inns     NO     Runs     HS     Ave     BF     SR     100     50     4s     6s     Ct     St    
Test     46     67     13     544     47     10.07     1313     41.43     -     -     53     22     12     -
ODI     163     83     40     394     43     9.16     537     73.37     -     -     27     12     20     -
T20I     15     4     1     8     4     2.67     9     88.89     -     -     1     -     2     -

Bowling records

    M     Inns     Balls     Runs     Wkts     BBI     BBM     Ave     Eco     SR     4W     5W     10W    
Test     46     82     8143     4574     178     6/11     11/78     25.70     3.37     45.75     10     12     2
ODI     163     161     7710     6099     247    6/16     6/16     24.79     4.75     31.34     6     4     -
T20I     15     13     270     352     15     2/11     2/11     23.47     7.82     18.00     -     -     -
Career Statistics

Test Debut: Pakistan v West Indies at Rawalpindi, 29 Nov - 03 Dec 1997

ODI Debut: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Mar 28, 1998

Twenty20 Debut: England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006


Shoaib Akhtar said finishing with 250 ODI wickets will be a dream come true but insists he would not have any regrets even if he is not given another match in the World Cup.

Nicknamed "Rawalpindi Express", Akhtar, whose career was marred with injuries and controversies, didn't play the match against Australia.

"I wanted to make way for the juniors, so even if I don't get my 250th wicket it is fine. It will be a dream to reach that landmark, but if I don't get picked, there is not much I can do. I still remain the fastest bowler in this World Cup," Akhtar, who has 247 wickets from 163 matches, was quoted as saying by by a website.

"Pakistan winning the World Cup is far more important than reaching personal goals. For me, nation comes first. That's the way I have been. So I will accept any team decision."

Akhtar said he will be prepared in case the team needed him.

"There will be no sadness if I don't play. I have had my time and it was my determination to play this World Cup which I have done. 

Last mach: 8 Mar Pakistan vs New Zealand (Pallekelle)


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