Basit Ali (Cricketer)

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Basit Ali , born December 13, 1970, in Karachi, Sindh) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 19 Tests and 50 ODIs from 1993 to 1996. He was recognized by many to have a similar batting style as Javed Miandad. A right-hander, he has the relatively uncommon statistic of having a higher ODI than Test batting average. Strong through the covers and point, Ali was also a nerveless hooker and puller against the fast bowlers. Appointed as National Pakistan Cricket Coach in 2016, after world twenty 2016 in India.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Basit Ali

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  • Residence:

    Karachi, Sindh,Pakistan

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  • Profession:


  • Born
  • Date:

    13 December 1970

  • Place:

    Karachi, Sindh,Pakistan

  • Career
  • National Side:


  • Team Role:


  • Bowling Style:

    Right-arm offbreak

  • Batting Style:

    Right-hand bat

  • Matches:

    19 in Tests & 50 in ODIs

  • Wickets :

    - in Tests & 1 in ODIs

  • Bowling Average:

    - in Tests & 21.00 in ODIs

  • Batting Average:

    26.81 in Tests & 34.18 in ODIs

  • Best Bowling:

    - in Tests & 1/17 in ODIs

  • Catches/Stumpings:

    6/- in Tests & 15/- in ODIs

  • Balls Bowled:

    6 in Tests & 30 in ODIs

  • Runs Scored:

    858 in Tests & 1265 in ODIs

  • Test Debut:

    West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain

  • Test Last:

    New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch

  • ODI Debut:

    West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston

  • ODI Last:

    Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah

  • 100s / 50s:

    1/5 in Tests & 1/9 in ODIs

  • Top Score:

    103 in Tests & 127* in ODIs

  • Domestic team:

    Karachi, United Bank Limited


Early Career

Basit Ali An Old Photo
Basit Ali An Old Photo
An aggressive batsman, Basit Ali was capable of bruising any bowling attack on his day. He made his debut for Pakistan on their tour of West Indies in 1993. His batting appeared to be tailor made for limited overs cricket. In 1993, he slammed the then fastest ton off just 67 balls against West Indies in Sharjah. Basit Ali was compared with Javed Miandad when he first burst onto the international scene at the age of 22. He was a natural timer of the ball through the covers and point, a dashing, daring hooker and puller against the quicks, and possessed a seemingly nerveless temperament Ali was a successful junior cricketer, at one time holding the record for most hundreds in a Karachi zonal league season.[1] Return- prodigal- cricinfo He debuted for Pakistan aged 22 in March 1993, playing both ODI and Test cricket in a tour of the Caribbean. For similarities and batting styles and temperament, he was initially seen as the one who'd take the mantle of Pakistani batting from Javed Miandad. He went on to play in 19 Tests but made just the one Test century, against New Zealand in 1993-94.

One Day International Career

An aggressive risk taker, he was a regular in the Pakistani ODI side for a while in the mid 90's. In November 1993 he scored the then second fastest One Day International century in history, with a 67 ball effort against the West Indies at Sharjah. He took 5 more balls as compared to the record of Mohammad Azharuddin who took 62 balls. Basit Ali finished on 127 not out. Aamir sohail was acting captain in that match.[2] stories-t


Basit Ali in Talk Show
Basit Ali in Talk Show


Some of the gloss was taken off a fine maiden series in the Caribbean by allegations of involvement in match-fixing, and Basit's career quickly nosedived after he smashed the West Indies all over Sharjah and then hit his only Test century, in New Zealand, both in 1993-94.He became involved in the Pakistani match fixing scandal which ended the career of Saleem Malik. Ali and Rashid Latif accused Pakistani players of match-fixing as well as facing allegations against themselves.[3] the original- Archived He was forced into a premature retirement.

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