Majid Haq

Country: Scotland
Born: February 11, 1983, Paisley, Renfrewshire
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Bowler

Majid Haq Bio

Rana Majid Haq Khan, commonly known as Majid Haq, is a talented cricketer hailing from Scotland. With over 200 caps for his country, he is regarded as one of the finest cricketers Scotland has ever produced. Known for his crafty spin bowling and lower-order batting skills, Haq has been an instrumental figure in Scottish cricket.

Born in Paisley, in the west Lowlands of Scotland, Haq is of Pakistani descent. From a young age, he displayed immense talent and passion for the sport. He honed his skills playing alongside his cousin, Omer Hussain, who also had a brief career representing Scotland. Haq’s talent did not go unnoticed, and he represented various Scottish age-group sides before making his full international debut at the age of 19.

Initially, Haq showcased his aggressive left-handed batting style and was utilized as a pinch-hitter for Scotland during the 2006/07 season. However, despite scoring three half-centuries as an opener, Haq struggled in the same role during the 2007 World Cup. Subsequently, he transitioned into a lower-order batsman and proved to be a valuable asset for the team. In 2011, he achieved a career milestone by scoring his maiden first-class century in an Intercontinental Cup match against the Netherlands.

Throughout his career, Haq has faced challenges related to his weight and fitness. These concerns have been speculated as the reason behind his failure to secure a county contract, although there was interest from Warwickshire in 2008. However, the introduction of professional contracts by Cricket Scotland in 2010 provided Haq with the opportunity to focus solely on cricket. Since then, he has been a full-time cricketer, dedicating his time and efforts to represent his nation at the highest level.

Haq’s contributions to Scottish cricket extend beyond his batting abilities. He is widely recognized as one of the craftiest spin bowlers in the game, especially outside the Test-playing nations. His performances against Test opposition have been commendable, with highlights such as his figures of 4-28 in a closely fought match against the West Indies in 2007.

In September 2014, Haq achieved a significant milestone by surpassing 200 caps for Scotland before his 32nd birthday. He became only the second Scottish player to achieve this feat after Craig Wright. As Scotland’s most capped player in One Day International (ODI) cricket, Haq marked the occasion by taking his maiden ODI five-wicket haul in a victory over Ireland. This achievement was a testament to his unwavering commitment and dedication towards the game.

Off the cricket field, Haq pursued his education at the University of Paisley, where he studied Accountancy. This academic background showcases his well-rounded personality and highlights his ability to balance both his sporting and educational endeavors.

Majid Haq’s impressive statistics and longevity in Scottish cricket speak volumes about his talent, determination, and significant contributions to the sport. As he continues to represent Scotland with pride, his admirers await further milestones and memorable performances from this phenomenal cricketer.

Majid Haq Career Stats

Majid Haq Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 12 7 64 21* 12.8 96 66.66 0 0 2 1 4 0
ODIs 54 40 6 566 71 16.64 931 60.79 0 3 66 2 10 0
FC 19 30 5 645 120* 25.8 1348 47.84 1 1 - - 10 0
List A 152 108 25 1460 71 17.59 2238 65.23 0 6 - - 21 0
T20s 40 18 10 116 27* 14.5 141 82.26 0 0 4 3 16 0

Majid Haq Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 20 450 472 28 3/20 3/20 16.85 6.29 16 0 0 0
ODIs 54 51 2633 1975 60 5/54 5/54 32.91 4.5 43.8 2 1 0
FC 19 - 3465 1345 60 6/32 9/118 22.41 2.32 57.7 2 2 0
List A 152 - 6539 5279 144 5/54 5/54 36.65 4.84 45.4 3 1 0
T20s 40 39 880 900 52 3/12 3/12 17.3 6.13 16.9 0 0 0

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