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Sarfraz Nawaz

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
Pakistan
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI | -
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
December 01, 1948, Lahore

Profile

Sarfaraz Nawaz’s biggest claim to fame was his invention of the reverse swing that left many a batsmen clueless on his day. For years, this reverse swing was suspected as being a direct result out of ball tampering till others realized its validity too. Nazwaz played a lot of his cricket with his mentor, Imran Khan, and bowled his heart out on lifeless Pakistani wickets, to pick up 177 wickets at 32.

However, there was a lot more to Nawaz than only his cricket. It was brash and outspoken nature of his that courted a lot of controversy for the fast bowler. This firebrand bowler was involved in the Andrew Hilditch ‘handled the ball’ incident, and then once bounced the fast bowling tail enders – Joel Garner and Jeff Thomson alike – to earn a lot of wrath. When he got his swing going, he was very lethal, once picking up seven wickets off 33 deliveries versus Australia to end with 9/86.

Post cricket, he became a commentator, and an impetuous one at that. He has been a critic of the way some of the things are run in Pakistani cricket, and it was he who first suggested that there was a match fixing link to Bob Woolmer’s death. Sarfaraz Nawaz also joined politics and was an MPA for three years.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 55 72 1045 13 17.71 - 0 4 90
ODI 45 31 221 8 9.60 64.05 0 0 34*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 55 95 13951 5798 177 9/86 / 32.75 2.49 14 4 1 0
ODI 45 45 2412 1463 63 4/27 / 23.22 3.63 4 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 26 0 0
ODI 8 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 1 0 1 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1969-1984
 
ODI:
1973-1984
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs England at National Stadium, Karachi - Mar 06, 1969
Last played:
Pakistan Vs England at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Mar 19, 1984
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Jade Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch - Feb 11, 1973
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar - Nov 12, 1984
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