Moin Khan (Cricketer)

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Throughout his cricketing career, Moin Khan was involved in a tight competition with Rashid Latif for the wicket-keeper's position in Pakistan. Few things worked for both of them. Latif was excellent with the gloves but was inconsistent with the bat. Moin was wonderful with the bat but his keeping was inconsistent. However, it was Moin who managed to establish himself as a regular member in the Pakistan team.
[1] Moin - cricbuzz Renowned for his combative skills, Moin Khan spent most of his career slugging it out with Rashid Latif for the keeper's gloves. His batting ability generally kept him in front although Latif was the better keeper. An effective rather than stylish batsman, Moin relished a crisis and held together Pakistan's lower order time and again. His quick feet and improvisation were even more productive in one-day cricket where he scored at speed. He took over 100 catches in Test cricket. He has scored over 3,000 ODI runs and taken over 200 catches in ODI cricket. He is credited with coining the name of Saqlain Mushtaq's mystery delivery that goes from leg to off, as the doosra. It means the "other one" in Urdu. In July 2013, he replaced Iqbal Qasim as the chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team. Moin was appointed the head coach of the national team on February 11, 2014.[2] www - espncricinfo
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Moin Khan

  • Nationality:


  • Residence:

    Rawalpindi, Pakistan

  • Religion:


  • Profession:


  • Born
  • Date:

    23 September 1971

  • Place:

    Rawalpindi, Pakistan

  • Career
  • National Side:


  • Team Role:


  • Bowling Style:

    Right-arm offbreak

  • Batting Style:

    Right-hand bat

  • Matches:

    69 in Tests & 219 in ODIs

  • Batting Average:

    28.55 in Tests & 23.00 in ODIs

  • Catches/Stumpings:

    128/20 in Tests & 214/73 in ODIs

  • Runs Scored:

    2741 in Tests & 3266 in ODIs

  • Test Debut:

    November 23-25 1990

  • Test Last:

    October 20-24 2004

  • ODI Debut:

    November 10 1990

  • ODI Last:

    October 16 2004

  • ODI Shirt Number:


  • 100s / 50s:

    4/15 in Tests & -/12 in ODIs

  • Top Score:

    137 in Tests & 72* in ODIs

  • Domestic team:

    Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan International Airline


Moin Khan in Test
Moin Khan in Test

Early Career

Moin Khan in PCB
Moin Khan in PCB
Throughout his international career, Moin had to compete with another wicket-keeper, Rashid Latif. Moin kept wickets in the 1992 Cricket World Cup which Pakistan won and the 1999 Cricket World Cup where Pakistan finished runners up. Latif kept wickets in the 1996 Cricket World Cup and the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Despite close rivalries, Moin is mostly remembered as the better player as their performance after the glove-work came onto how they batted. Despite having a significantly similar Test batting average, Moin had a higher ODI average than Latif and scored more runs than Latif in international cricket. However, Moin had the keeping record of 2.14 dismissals per test against Latif 3.51 per test. Moreover, in all time Pakistani XI Latif picks as wicket-keeper and hence 69 test matches of Moin is a question mark in Rashid Latif tenure.Behind the stumps, he was the chirpiest of keepers and the stump mike revealed his full repertoire to the world. "Well bowled" and "shabash" were his most familiar soundbites.During the 1992 Cricket World Cup Semi-final against New Zealand, Pakistan needed 9 runs for 8 balls before Moin Khan hit a six to make it 3 runs off 7 balls. Then, Javed Miandad scored the winning boundary and Pakistan set up a clash in the world cup final with England. In the world cup final, Pakistan were 249 from 50 overs with Moin Khan not getting a chance to bat. However, he took three catches in the match including one of Ian Botham, who went for a duck against an inswinger bowled by Wasim Akram.[3] engine - current match

Domestic Career

Moin Khan Training Session
Moin Khan Training Session
In 2005, Moin scored the first century in Pakistan domestic Twenty20 cricket when he smashed 112 off 59 balls for Karachi Dolphins against Lahore Lions in the ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup. At the end of the season, he retired from cricket finishing with 200 not out against Hyderabad, his highest first class score.In 2007, Moin signed with the unofficial Indian Cricket League and coached the Hyderabad Heroes. In the 2008 edition of the competition, he coached the expansion team, the Lahore Badshahs.Moin piled on the runs in the domestic circuit though. In 2005, he scored an unbeaten 112 off just 59 balls while playing for Karachi Dolphins against Lahore Lions in a T20 match. Towards the end of the season, he retired from cricket in style by smashing an unbeaten 200 for Karachi against Hyderabad which was his highest first class score. He coached the Hyderabad Heroes in the ICL in 2007 and also coached the Lahore Badshah's in the 2008 edition. He was also named the manager for the National team in August 2013. After Dav Whatmore's contract ended, Moin was made the head coach of the Pakistan side in February 2014. His first assignment was the Asia Cup and T20 WC, in both he could not live up to the expectations as Pakistan lost the final of the Asia Cup and failed to qualify for semi-finals in the T20 WC. The PCB named Moin Khan as the chief selector of the National side in April 2014.[4] Career - profiles

Coaching Career

Moin Khan in Press
Moin Khan in Press
Moin was appointed the manager of the team in August 2013.[5] pakistan - cricinfo He was appointed as the new head coach of the national team on February 11, 2014, replacing Dav Whatmore.[6] story - 718163.html He was appointed chief selector for the Pakistani team in 2013. But in 2015, during the Cricket World Cup 2015 he was removed from the position after he was seen in a casino two days before a match.[7] sports - zeenews

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