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Zeeshan Malik

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Zeeshan Malik
Born26/12/1996
Country Pakistan
Player Status Available
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Off-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsPakistan U19s, Pakistan U17s, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi U19s

 

Zeeshan Malik (21) is an incredible prospect who set Pakistan’s List A tournament alight this summer. In his full maiden season on the one-day circuit, he finished eighth on the Quaid-e-Azam One Day Trophy run charts (416 runs at 104). That’s a magnificent feat in itself, however, when you consider he only played 4 matches (scoring 3 centuries), compared to Salman Butt, who topped the charts in 10 matches (559 runs at 79.85), it gives you an idea of Malik’s potential.

The former Pakistan Under-19 player, who starred for his country at the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup, broke into professional cricket in September 2016 for Rawalpindi, when he made his T20 debut in the National T20 Cup. He made his first-class debut the following month, but despite 8 first-class games to date, hasn’t lived up to his white ball success.

He struck his maiden one-day ton – a brilliant run-a-ball 145 against the star-studded WAPDA side whose attack featured Pakistani internationals Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil, Mansoor Amjad and CricX star Sadaf Mehdi in his first List A outing this summer - a failure in the next (4 against Karachi Whites), then two successive centuries against Lahore Blues (149 from 143 balls, against the likes of Aizaz Cheema and Saad Nasim) and Multan (118 from 116 balls).

Malik now has the country talking and is clearly on the national selectors radar. He is now, though, keen to get amongst the runs in red ball cricket, before considering a UK league club for the 2019 season, to continue his development. An outstanding prospect – one who comes highly recommended as a star of the future.

 

Last Updated

17/11/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 8 16 0 252 47 15.75 6 14 0 - -
List A 6 6 0 470 149 78.33 - - - - -
Twenty20 2 2 0 39 24 19.5 - - - - -
U19 Test 2 3 0 64 55 21.33 30 17 0 - -
U19 ODI 12 12 1 323 93 29.36 24 18 0 - -

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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