Naved Latif is a former Pakistani right-arm opening batsman who played for the national and represented the team in Test and ODI cricket for a shorter span. He also bowled right-arm medium bowling. He was the Right-hand batsman who played amazingly throughout his career. This article has all the information about Latif, including Naved Latif Biography.
|In Urdu:||نوید لطیف|
|Date:||21st February 1976|
|Bowling Style:||Right-arm medium|
|Batting Style:||Right-hand bat|
|Matches:||1 in Tests & 11 in ODIs|
|Balls Bowled:||– in Tests & 48 in ODIs|
|Runs Scored:||20 in Tests & 262 in ODIs|
|Only Test:||Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Jan 31-Feb 4, 2002|
|ODI Debut:||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Oct 31, 2001|
|ODI Last:||Pakistan v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Oct 10, 2003|
|First-Class Last :||Jan 31-Feb 3, 2013|
Naved Latif Biography
Naveed is one of those cricketers that featured for Pakistan but could not deliver at the international; level thus got dropped and never made a comeback. He has only played in a single test for Pakistan in which he scored 20 runs in both innings with three fours to his name coming as an opener. While he has featured in 11 One Day Internationals for the national team and has scored a total of 262 runs at an average of 23.81 with the bat including a century in this form of the game. Naveed did not play in T20 Internationals for Pakistan.
Naved date of Birth
Naveed was born on 21st Feb 1976 at Sargodha, Punjab.
Education of Naved
He studied at his hometown Sargodha and is a graduate.
Naved Latif Family
Latif is from a Punjabi family of Gujranwala. He is married and resides in his hometown.
Naveed started his professional cricketing career by playing List-A and first-class. He started playing List-A from 1992-93 season, while in the next year, he initiated his first-class career from 1993-94 domestic season. After working hard and performing well in local matches for many years, Latif finally got his way into international cricket in the year 2001.
Despite a brief and international cricket career, Naveed has a very long and successful domestic career. He featured in a total of 167 first-class matches and scored a significant sum of 8316 runs averaging 34.22 with the bat. While it also included 15 hundreds as well as 46 fifties. His highest first-class score is 394 runs in an innings, which is quite a big knock. He also appeared in 129 List-A matches and scored 3993 runs with a batting average of 37.31 runs per innings. He also has eight centuries and 21 half-centuries to his name.
International Career and Achievements
- Latif came in the Pakistan team as an opening batsman in the year 2001. He could not deliver at the big stage and could not transform his domestic form into the international. He played his only test on 31st Jan 2002 at Sharjah, went for a duck in the first innings and only scored 20 runs in the second innings. After that, he did not get another chance in tests. He made his One Day International debut on 31st Oct 2001 against Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Though Pakistan won the match, Naveed could only make seven runs in his first ODI innings.
- In the next game against Sri-Lanka, Latif showed his class with the bat and scored a match-winning century with 113 runs. His fine innings got him the player of the match award, and Pakistan won the match. That century helped Naveed continue as an opener in the national team, but after that, he could not score even a fifty in the next nine matches of his One Day International Career.
- Thus he only played in 11 ODI games for Pakistan and could never return to the side. After his end to the international career, Latif continued as a domestic cricketer and performed to knock at the door of selectors until 2012, and he left cricket.