Moin Khan is a former Pakistani Wicket-Keeper who was terrific behind the wickets. Like many Pakistani wicket-keepers, Moin was also an average player with the bat who used to compete with Rashid Latif as both were equally good for the wicket-keeper in the national team. He has served cricket in different ways. Besides, as a cricketer, he has been a coach, Chief Selector, and a manager of Pakistan cricket team on different occasions. This article has all the information about Khan, including Moin Khan Biography.
|In Urdu:||معین خان|
|Date:||23rd September 1971|
|Bowling Style:||Right-arm offbreak|
|Batting Style:||Right-hand bat|
|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:||05|
|Domestic team:||Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan International Airline|
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Moin Khan Biography
- Moin has been in the Pakistan cricket team for 14 years as a cricketer who has played in 69 Test matches and has scored 2741 runs with an average of 28.55. In his 194 test innings, he has struck four centuries as well as 15 half-centuries for Pakistan. Moin’s track record in tests as a wicket-keeper is also phenomenal, who has claimed 128 test catches along with 20 stumpings in this format.
- Khan has also been part of Pakistan’s One Day International side for 219 Matches, where he made 3266 runs with 23.00 batting average. He never scored an ODI hundred, but he managed to get 12 fifties in the format. He was one of the decent wicket-keepers in ODIs, where he has a total of 214 catches and 73 stumpings in total.
Moin date of Birth
Moin was born on 23rd September 1971 at Rawalpindi, Punjab. Currently, he is residing in the same city.
Moin Khan Family
Khan is married to Tasneem Khan and has a son who is also a professional cricketer Azam Khan. He currently has a cricket academy in Karachi.
Moin started his professional cricket from the year 1990 and became part of Pakistan’s side as a wicketkeeper. His wicket-keeping abilities kept him in the national team for 14 years, and then he was retired in 2004 when Kamran Akmal came as a replacement for him.
- He has had a long career as a domestic cricketer. He played both first-class as well as List-A. Along with that, he also played in a few domestic T20s. Khan played a total of 206 first-class games and scored a mammoth total of 8189 runs. His first-class batting average is 30.67 while he got 14 centuries and 40 half-centuries in this format. His highest first-class score is 200, not out. Moin dismissed 495 batsmen with his catches behind the wickets and 58 batsmen out with his glovework.
- Khan had a longer List-A career. He appeared in 357 matches in this format and scored a total of 5998 runs. He averaged about 28 with the bat and claimed four hundred and 22 fifties. His track record as a wicket-keeper in List-A was fantastic as he took 337 catches and 139 stumpings. Moin was part of five T20 domestic games and performed exceptionally well in the format with the bat. He scored a magnificent century and made a total of 221 runs at an average of 44.20. He also had a catch and a stumping to his name in the T20s.
International Career and Achievements
He started his test career on 23 Nov 1990 against West Indies. He did not perform with bat well until in 1994 when he made a match-saving century against Australia at Lahore, and Pakistan managed to draw the match. Moin was always a hard worker and kept his nerves under control whenever his teammates struggled. In a test match against Sri Lanka when Pakistan needed 357 runs to win, he stood firm and scored 117 runs unbeaten. In the end, wickets fell regularly at the other end, and Pakistan lost the match.
World Cup 1992
- He also had a long ODI career and achieved many successes in the format. He played his first ODI match against the West Indies. Moin kept behind the wickets in the world cup 1992 and played a crucial role in Pakistan’s world cup glory. In the 1992 WC semi-final against New-Zealand, when Pakistan needed nine runs off eight balls, he hit a six and ended the match with a boundary to reach the final.
- In the final of 1992, WC, he did not get a chance to bat, but he took three catches behind the wickets, including that of Ian Botham’s. Botham departed without scoring a single run in the final. In the end, Pakistan won the final and claimed the trophy and was declared world ODI champions. The time from 1997-2000 went well for him as he played well both with gloves and bat. Moin was a useful finisher with the bat as he won many games with his quick knocks.
Last International Cricket
He played his last international cricket on 20 Oct 2004 and later left professional cricket in 2005 and started his career as a coach.
As a Coach
Moin captained the Pakistan side for some games. He was leading the Pakistan team in the Asia Cup 2000 held in Bangladesh. He led from the front, and in the final tournament, he scored a quick 56 runs off 31, with this Pakistan reaching an impressive 277/4. In reply to this, the Sri Lankan side only managed 238 runs. Pakistan won the decisive final by 39 runs.
Besides playing as a cricketer on the national side, Moin served cricket with different roles. He appointed as a manager Pakistan team in August 2013 and was soon named the head coach in February 2014, replacing Dev Whatmore. He also served as chief selector of Pakistan’s national side from 2013 till the end of World Cup 2015 due to Pakistan’s early exit in the quarter-final.
Moin also coached in Indian Cricket League for Hyderabad Heroes and Lahore Badshahs. He is still connected with cricket and is working with the franchise of Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
Social Media Handles
His social media accounts include