Mohammad Sami

Country: Pakistan
Born: February 24, 1981, Karachi, Sind
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Mohammad Sami Bio

Mohammad Sami, one of Pakistan’s fast bowling prodigies, burst onto the international cricket scene with exceptional performances in domestic cricket. His remarkable skills immediately caught the attention of selectors, leading to his inclusion in the national Test team. In his debut Test match against New Zealand, he displayed his potential by taking five wickets, ensuring a successful start to his career.

Just three Tests later, Sami achieved a rare feat by claiming a hat-trick in the final of the Asian Test Championship against Sri Lanka. He also holds the distinction of achieving an ODI hat-trick, showcasing his versatility and ability to excel in different formats of the game. At this point, it seemed like Sami was destined for greatness and would fill the void left by legends like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

Unfortunately, Sami’s career took a disappointing turn following the 2003 World Cup. While he was expected to become Pakistan’s frontline pace bowler, his performance became erratic and inconsistent. Other promising young pacemen, such as Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif, and Mohammad Aamer, quickly overshadowed him.

In many series, Sami failed to live up to expectations and struggled to contain the opposition’s batting line-up. This resulted in him being dropped from the tour to Sri Lanka in 2006. However, luck was on his side when he was selected for the tour to England later that summer due to injuries sidelining other bowlers.

The source of Sami’s decline remains unclear. He has been given various roles in the bowling attack, including opening the bowling and being used as the first-change bowler. Despite being one of the fittest players in the team, he has been unable to consistently translate his physical attributes into match-winning performances. Nevertheless, his bowling repertoire includes impressive pace, the ability to swing the ball conventionally and reverse, as well as a deadly yorker.

Sami’s commitment to the future of his international career was put at risk when he joined the controversial Indian Cricket League (ICL). However, he severed ties with the league and was eventually welcomed back into the domestic cricket fold. Perhaps as a sign of redemption, he was surprisingly included in Pakistan’s squad for their tour of Australia in late 2009.

As Sami’s career progressed, his performances continued to fluctuate, leaving cricket enthusiasts puzzled. Yet, it remains evident that his initial impact and moments of brilliance showcase his immense talent and potential. Despite the setbacks, Sami’s never-give-up attitude and determination to reclaim his spot amongst Pakistan’s leading bowlers highlight his resilience.

Mohammad Sami’s journey in international cricket has been characterized by ups and downs. While he showed immense promise in the early stages of his career, he was unfortunately unable to maintain consistent performance levels. However, his contributions to Pakistan cricket, including hat-tricks and memorable spells, cannot be overlooked. As he continues to strive for success, fans and selectors alike await the resurgence of the fast-bowling talent that once took the cricketing world by storm.

Mohammad Sami Career Stats

Mohammad Sami Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 36 56 14 487 49 11.59 1582 30.78 0 0 53 4 7 0
T20Is 13 4 3 21 8 21 30 70 0 0 2 0 3 0
ODIs 87 46 19 314 46 11.62 490 64.08 0 0 16 10 19 0
FC 179 252 49 3479 77 17.13 - - 0 6 - - 103 0
List A 191 115 32 1093 55* 13.16 - - 0 1 - - 41 0
T20s 172 83 32 524 38 10.27 434 120.73 0 0 34 22 54 0

Mohammad Sami Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 36 66 7499 4483 85 5/36 8/106 52.74 3.58 88.2 3 2 0
T20Is 13 13 276 387 21 3/16 3/16 18.42 8.41 13.1 0 0 0
ODIs 87 85 4284 3567 121 5/10 5/10 29.47 4.99 35.4 3 1 0
FC 179 - 30627 16685 610 8/39 - 27.35 3.26 50.2 - 32 4
List A 191 - 9266 7832 257 6/20 6/20 30.47 5.07 36 6 4 0
T20s 172 172 3762 4429 183 5/6 5/6 24.2 7.06 20.5 2 3 0

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