Munir Malik

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Munir Malik
Munir Malik.jpg
Personal information
Born (1934-07-10)10 July 1934
Leiah, British India
(now Pakistan)
Died 30 November 2012(2012-11-30) (aged 78)
Karachi, Pakistan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 35) 4 December 1959 v Australia
Last Test 26 July 1962 v England
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 49
Runs scored 7 675
Batting average 2.33 11.06
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 4 72
Balls bowled 684 4,285
Wickets 9 197
Bowling average 39.77 21.75
5 wickets in innings 1 14
10 wickets in match 0 4
Best bowling 5/128 8/154
Catches/stumpings 1/– 23/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 August 2012

Munir Malik (Urdu: منيرملک‎‎; 10 July 1934 – 30 November 2012) was a Pakistani cricketer who played three Tests for Pakistan between 1959 and 1962. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, he took nine wickets in Test cricket at an average of 39.77, including a five-wicket haul against England.[1][2] During his first-class career, he took 197 wickets at the average of 21.75.[1]

First-class career[edit]

Malik played 49 first-class matches for Karachi, Punjab, Rawalpindi and Services teams during 1956–66.[3] During his first-class career, he achieved five or more wickets in an innings on fourteen occasions, and ten or more wickets in a match four times.[1]

Malik made his first-class debut for Punjab B during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, against Bahawalpur in 1956–57.[4] He finished the season taking 13 wickets at an average of 8.30.[5] His 5 wickets for 19 runs for Punjab B, against Punjab, was his best performance in the season.[6] Malik played three matches during 1957–58 and his best bowling figures came against Punjab, taking 5 for 66.[7][8] In the next two domestic seasons, he was more effective with the ball, taking 23 and 28 wickets respectively.[5] Malik played a match against the Indian Starlets at Sargodha in April 1960. He took 12 wickets for 135 runs in the match.[9] His next match was for Pakistan Eaglets against the Ceylon Cricket Association: he bowled 17 overs and took 1 wicket for 19 runs in the first innings, and captured 2 wickets for 25 runs in the second innings in 9 overs.[10]

During the 1961–62 domestic season, Malik took 38 wickets.[5] He was a part of the Pakistan team that toured England in 1962, where he played sixteen matches, including three Tests, and took 43 wickets at the average of 39.93.[5][7] The same year he scored 72 runs for Combined Services, his career best in first-class cricket, against Sargodha.[11] In the next three domestic seasons, he only played seven matches and took 28 wickets, including his best performance of 8 wickets for 154 runs, against the Punjab University while playing for Karachi Whites.[5][7][12] He played his last first-class match during the Ayub Trophy in 1965–66.[12]

International career[edit]

A view of a cricket ground during a Test match
Malik achieved his solitary five-wicket haul at the Headingley Stadium.

Malik made his Test debut against Australia at the National Stadium, Karachi in 1959. He took 3 wickets in the match conceding 100 runs.[13][14] Malik played his next Test against England at the Headingley Stadium, Leeds in July 1962. He captured 5 wickets for 128 runs in the match, which was his best bowling performance in Test cricket.[2] He played his last Test at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham, during the same series between the teams where he only took one wicket.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Malik was born in Leiah, British India (now Pakistan) on 10 July 1934. He has five children, all daughters. On 30 November 2012, he died after a long illness at the age of 78, and was buried at the PECHS graveyard.[3][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Munir Malik". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Pakistan in England Test Series – 3rd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Staff Report (1 December 2012). "Ex-Test pacer Munir Malik passes away". Daily Times. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Punjab B v Bahawalpur – Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1956/57 (North Zone)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "First-class bowling in each season by Munir Malik". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Punjab v Punjab B – Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1956/57 (North Zone)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "First-class matches played by Munir Malik (49)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Punjab v Punjab B – Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1957/58 (North Zone)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rawalpindi v Indian Starlets – Indian Starlets in Pakistan 1959/60". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ceylon Cricket Association v Pakistan Eaglets – Pakistan Eaglets in Malayan and Ceylon 1960/61". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Combined Services v Sargodha – Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1962/63 (Group A)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Punjab University v Karachi Whites – Ayub Trophy 1965/66". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Australia in Pakistan Test Series – 3rd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Former Test paceman Munir Malik passes away". Dawn (newspaper) (Pakistan Herald Publications). 1 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Pakistan in England Test Series – 4th Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 

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