Shoaib Malik is one of the most consistent Pakistan players to ever play the game. He made his debut in 1999 against West Indies in One day Internationals where he didn't get chance to bat but he picked two wickets with the ball. He has played every role in Pakistan team from captain to middle order batsman, lower order pinch hitter to the specialist spinner for some time. He started his career as an off-break bowler, but his batting skills make him the incredible Pakistan start that he is today. Malik's consistency in sub-continent helps him survive in all the stages of his career. He tasted mixed rate in his captaincy tenure for the national team.read more
Maqsood has been ruled out due to a lower-back injury, for which he underwent an MRI scan on Thursday after picking up the injury during a National T20 Cup match.
Batting for Central Punjab in the National T20 Cup, Malik completed the feat en route to his 24-ball 26 in Lahore.
Malik's comments come in the wake of the PCB selection committee reportedly ignoring captain Babar Azam's suggestions on the selection of players for the recently-concluded Test series in Zimbabwe that Pakistan won 2-0 in Harare.
The veteran all-rounder has played in 35 Tests, 287 one-day internationals and 116 T20 internationals for his country.
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik escaped unhurt after a car crash in Lahore on Sunday night. The accident happened after the cricketer attended the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Player Draft 2021.
After a year marred with COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian sports fraternity is optimistic that a happy 2021 is in the reckoning.
Last month, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced a combined squad for the tour of New Zealand.
The quartet has been informed that since they don't have central contracts they will now receive match fees in the 'A' category which they were previously being paid in the 'C' category.
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced a combined squad, which includes players for the senior team and Shaheen's side. It did not specify which player belongs to which squad.
Malik, who was player of the final in National T20 Cup on Sunday evening, has made way for Abdullah Shafiq, while Rohail Nazir has been named as Mohammad Rizwan's back-up wicketkeeper
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik recalled a touching moment with Yuvraj Singh after the 2017 Champions Trophy final.
The two Asian neighbours have not played a full-series since 2007 due to political tensions between the two nations. They only play each other in ICC events and Asia Cup.
Shoaib, who won the trophy once in 2009, stated Pakistan have a very good bowling attack and that is why they will be one of the top contenders at the tournament.
The PCB granted permission to Shoaib Malik to meet his wife Sania Mirza and son Izhaan before joining the Pakistan squad for the tour to England.
Chahal however did keep his teammates Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli at the top of the list while not specifying the positions.
Sania shared a couple of pictures with her husband Shoaib on social media and wished him a "Happy Anniversary".
Malik and Mohammad Hafeez apparently took offence to a recent interview where Ramiz advised the two senior cricketers to retire gracefully for International cricket.
Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja has said that the team's veteran duo, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik should retire from international cricket.
Malik, 38, has already retired from Tests after 35 matches and One-day Internationals (287) but is still playing T20 format in which he has appeared in 113 games for Pakistan besides appearing in different leagues around the world.
The two seniors, who were dropped following the team's exit from the 2019 ODI World Cup, were recalled for the T20 series at home against Bangladesh.