Moin Khan

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Moin Khan
معین خان
Personal information
Full name Muhammad Moin Khan
Born 23 September 1971
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right arm off-break
Role wicketkeeper-batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 119) 23–25 November 1990 v West Indies
Last Test 20–24 October 2004 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 79) 10 November 1990 v West Indies
Last ODI 16 October 2004 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 05
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 69 219
Runs scored 2741 3266
Batting average 28.55 23.00
100s/50s 4/15 -/12
Top score 137 72*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 128/20 214/73
Source: Cricinfo, 7 August 2005

Muhammad Moin Khan (Urdu: محمد معین خان‎; born 23 September 1971), popularly known as Moin Khan (Urdu: معین خان‎), is a former Pakistani cricketer, primarily a wicketkeeper-batsman, who remained a member of the Pakistani national cricket team from 1990 to 2004. He is the current team manager of the national team. He has also captained the Pakistani side. He made his international debut against the West Indies at Multan. He took over 100 catches in Test cricket. He has scored over 3,000 ODI runs and taken over 200 catches in ODI cricket. He is credited with coining the name of Saqlain Mushtaq's mystery delivery that goes from leg to off, as the doosra. It means the "other one" in Urdu. In July 2013, he replaced Iqbal Qasim as the chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team.[1] Moin was appointed the head coach of the national team on 11 February 2014.[2]


Throughout his international career, Moin had to compete with another wicket-keeper, Rashid Latif. Moin kept wickets in the 1992 Cricket World Cup which Pakistan won and the 1999 Cricket World Cup where Pakistan finished runners up. Latif kept wickets in the 1996 Cricket World Cup and the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Despite close rivalries, Moin is mostly remembered as the better player as their performance after the glove-work came onto how they batted. Despite having a significantly similar Test batting average, Moin had a higher ODI average than Latif and scored more runs than Latif in international cricket. However, Moin had the keeping record of 2.14 dismissals per test against Latif 3.51 per test. Moreover, in all time Pakistani XI Latif picks as wicket-keeper and hence 69 test matches of Moin is a question mark in Rashid Latif tenure.

During the 1992 Cricket World Cup Semi-final against New Zealand, Pakistan needed 9 runs for 8 balls before Moin Khan hit a six to make it 3 runs off 7 balls. Then, Javed Miandad scored the winning boundary and Pakistan set up a clash in the world cup final with England. In the world cup final, Pakistan were 249 from 50 overs with Moin Khan not getting a chance to bat. However, he took three catches in the match including one of Ian Botham, who went for a duck against an inswinger bowled by Wasim Akram.[3]

In 2005, Moin scored the first century in Pakistan domestic Twenty20 cricket when he smashed 112 off 59 balls for Karachi Dolphins against Lahore Lions in the ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup. At the end of the season, he retired from cricket finishing with 200 not out against Hyderabad, his highest first class score.

In 2007, Moin signed with the unofficial Indian Cricket League and coached the Hyderabad Heroes. In the 2008 edition of the competition, he coached the expansion team, the Lahore Badshahs.

Coaching career[edit]

Moin was appointed the manager of the team in August 2013. [4] He was appointed as the new head coach of the national team on 11 February 2014, replacing Dav Whatmore.[5]

He was appointed chief selector for the Pakistani team in 2013. But in 2015, during the Cricket World Cup 2015 he was removed from the position after he was seen in a casino two days before a match.[6][7]

Pakistan Super League 2016[edit]

He is currently working with Quetta Gladiators as head coach in PSL 2016.

Centuries by Moin Khan[edit]

Test Cricket centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Test Cricket centuries of Moin Khan
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
[1] 115* 12  Australia Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium 1994
[2] 117* 16  Sri Lanka Sialkot, Pakistan Jinnah Stadium 1995
[3] 105 19  England Leeds, United Kingdom Headingley 1996
[4] 137 64  New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Westpac Park 2004


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Preceded by
Wasim Akram
Pakistan Cricket Captains
Succeeded by
Waqar Younis