New Delhi240C
Monday, Feb 26, 2024
Sarfraz Nawaz

Sarfraz Nawaz

Age 75PakistanPAKISTAN
Right-arm fast medium Bowler

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.

read more

Upcoming Matches

Sarfraz Nawaz Statistics

Debut
vs New Zealand on Feb 11, 1973
Last
vs New Zealand on Nov 12, 1984
Debut
vs England on Mar 06, 1969
Last
vs England on Mar 19, 1984

Sarfraz Nawaz Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
45221009.6064.05
Highest Runs34
Balls Faced42
On DateDec 05, 81
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Sarfraz Nawaz Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
45301.46323.2238.283.63
Wickets Taken4
Runs27
On DateJan 10, 84
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Sarfraz Nawaz Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
800
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Sarfraz Nawaz Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
5510454017.71-
Highest Runs90
Balls Faced160
On DateMar 19, 84
AgainstEnglandENG

Sarfraz Nawaz Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
551743.717732.7578.812.49
Wickets Taken9
Runs86
On DateMar 10, 79
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Sarfraz Nawaz Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2600
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
Rate your Cricket Experience!
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Ok
  • Not Good
Most Viewed Players