Shoaib Malik is one of the most experienced players in the current Pakistani cricket team. He was born in Sialkot city on 1 February 1982. The right-handed batsman played his first match for Pakistan in 1999 against West Indies.
After 2 years of his ODI debut, he played his first test match against Bangladesh in 2001. He represents Pakistan in 35 test matches, 287 ODIs, and 124 T20 internationals.
Shoaib Malik was selected as a batsman in the Pakistan cricket team but later he started Right-arm off-break bowling. He was one of the top all-rounders among all cricket-playing teams. In June 2008, he was on the second number in ICC ODI all-rounder rankings.
Due to his brilliant all-around performance PCB appointed him as a Captain of the Pakistan cricket team. He remains the Captain of the Pakistan cricket team from 2007 to 2009.
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Shoaib Malik PSL Career
The former captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Shoaib Malik has a phenomenal PSL career. So far he has represented three teams in Pakistan Super League. In this article, you will get good information about Shoaib Malik PSL career.
Shoaib Malik is one of the best players when it comes to T20 cricket. He is also a part of other famous t20 leagues like the Caribbean Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League.
Shoaib Malik PSL Teams
The first edition of PSL was not good for him and his team. Shoaib was appointed as a Captain of Karachi Kings in the first edition of PSL. Under his captaincy, Karachi Kings only won 2 matches in the entire tournament. In the last match of the 1st edition, he appeared as a team player and handed over the captaincy to Ravi Bopara.
Karachi Kings retained Malik in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League and Malik performed much better. He scored in the crucial matches and ended up the season as the 3rd highest run-scorer in the tournament.
In the third edition of the PSL, he was picked by Multan Sultans as their Captain. Later he joined Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2020. You will see him playing for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2022.
Here you can checklist of Shoaib Malik’s PSL teams:
Shoaib Malik’s Batting Stats in PSL
If you take a look at the batting stats of Shoaib Malik in PSL, you will find him on the 3rd number on the list of most runs by a single player in PSL. So far, he has played 61 matches and scored 1481 runs with a batting average of 32.19. His highest score in a single match is 73.
Shoaib Malik has scored 9 fifties in his 61 matches. He hits 58 sixes and 103 boundaries so far in the Pakistan Super League. The batting strike rate of Malik is 128.11 which is very good for this kind of format.
He took his team out of trouble on many occasions with his brilliant batting performances. One of his clinical performances is when he scored 54 runs on just 27 balls with a strike rate of 200.00. He was named as man of the match in that encounter of PZ v QG in the 18th match of PSL 2020.
Shoaib Malik’s Bowling Stats in PSL
Though he was a great allrounder, due to his bowling action, he doesn’t bowl regularly. Shoaib Malik in his entire PSL career has bowled only 65 overs and he took 8 wickets.
In his 65 overs, he conceded 476 runs with an economy of 7.32 runs per over. Shoaib Malik’s best bowling performance in his PSL career is 2 wickets for 21 runs.
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Shoaib Malik PSL 7 (2022)
In Pakistan Super League 2022, which is the 7th edition of this league, Shoaib Malik will represent Peshawar Zalmi once again. He is in the diamond category and also he is the vice-captain of Peshawar Zalmi. We hope that Shoaib Mailk will continue his brilliant all-around performance in PSL 2022.
Shoaib Malik’s Wife
The star player of Pakistan Shoaib Malik got married to Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on 12 April 2010.
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