Sarfraz Nawaz

Country: Pakistan
Born: December 01, 1948, Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Sarfraz Nawaz Bio

Sarfraz Nawaz Malik, widely known as Sarfraz Nawaz, is a legendary cricketer hailing from Pakistan. Born on December 1, 1948, in Lahore, Punjab, he was a big, burly Punjabi who left an indelible mark on the cricketing world with his immense talent and unique prowess.

Sarfraz was a fast-medium bowler who formed a formidable partnership with the iconic Imran Khan, and together, they revolutionized the art of reverse swing. He was one of the pioneers of this deceptive skill, which wreaked havoc on batsmen around the world. His ability to manipulate the ball made him a force to be reckoned with, particularly in Test cricket.

Throughout his career, Sarfraz proved himself as a tough, relentless competitor, displaying exceptional accuracy and a tough mentality on the field. His most memorable spell came during the Melbourne Test in 1978-79, where he produced a mesmerizing nine-wicket haul in a single innings. In a display of sheer dominance, he dismissed seven batsmen while conceding only one run from 33 balls. This breathtaking performance firmly established him as one of the greatest bowlers of his time.

However, Sarfraz’s talents were not limited solely to his bowling prowess. He was a versatile all-rounder, known for his powerful batting capabilities. As an aggressive lower-order batsman, he became only the third Pakistani cricketer to amass 100 Test wickets and score 1000 Test runs, further solidifying his status as a valuable asset to the national team.

However, Sarfraz’s career was not without controversy. His idiosyncrasies and mood swings often brought him under scrutiny, earning him a reputation as a highly controversial player. He was notorious for bowling a barrage of bouncers, even targeting fellow fast bowlers such as Jeff Thompson and Joel Garner. These antics sometimes overshadowed his exceptional abilities and led to altercations on the field.

Off the pitch, Sarfraz made headlines for his outspoken persona. Following his retirement, he ventured into politics, serving as a Member of Parliament in Pakistan. In addition to his political career, he also found success as a cricket commentator, providing his valuable insights and analysis to the fans and viewers.

Sarfraz’s impact on cricket, particularly in terms of reverse swing, cannot be overstated. His skills and contributions to the sport have left an enduring legacy, inspiring future generations of cricketers to explore and master this deceptive art. Despite the controversies and ups and downs throughout his career, Sarfraz Nawaz remains an iconic figure in Pakistani cricket.

Sarfraz Nawaz Career Stats

Sarfraz Nawaz Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 55 72 13 1045 90 17.71 - - 0 4 - 1 26 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 45 31 8 221 34* 9.6 345 64.05 0 0 - - 8 0
FC 299 367 72 5709 90 19.35 - - 0 17 - - 163 0
List A 228 161 49 1721 92 15.36 - - 0 3 - - 43 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sarfraz Nawaz Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 55 95 13951 5798 177 9/86 11/125 32.75 2.49 78.8 14 4 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 45 45 2412 1463 63 4/27 4/27 23.22 3.63 38.2 4 0 0
FC 299 - 55692 24750 1005 9/86 - 24.62 2.66 55.4 - 46 4
List A 228 - 11537 6662 319 5/15 5/15 20.88 3.46 36.1 9 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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