Moin Khan

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Moin Khan
معین خان
Personal information
Full nameMoin khan
Born23 September 1971 (age 46)
Rawalpindi, Punjab
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight arm off-break
RoleWicket keeper-batsman
RelationsAzam Khan (son), Owais Khan (son), Fatima Khan (daughter)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 119)23–25 November 1990 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 79)10 November 1990 v West Indies
Last ODI16 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 0/12
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 Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer, primarily a wicketkeeper-batsman, who remained a member of the Pakistani national cricket team from 1990 to 2004. 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]

International career[edit]

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 Khan hit a six to make it 3 runs off 7 balls and then hit a boundary to help Pakistan set up a clash in the world cup final with England. In the world cup final, Pakistan were 249 from 50 overs with 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]

Domestic career[edit]

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 the teams poor performance during the World Cup.

Pakistan Super League[edit]

He is currently working with Quetta Gladiators as head coach since PSL 2016. Under his coaching team has reached final in two consecutive years and finished Runners-up in both.

International 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 centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Moin Khan
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 115* 12  Australia Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium 1 November 1994 Drawn
[2] 117* 16  Sri Lanka Pakistan Sialkot, Pakistan Jinnah Stadium 22 September 1995 Lost
[3] 105 19  England England Leeds, England Headingley Cricket Ground 8 August 1996 Drawn
[4] 137 64  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 19 December 2003 Drawn

International awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Zimbabwe Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 9 April 1997 61 (97 balls, 1x4, 1x6); WK 1 ct. 1 st.  Pakistan won by 32 runs.[6]
2 India Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, Toronto 13 September 1998 69* (83 balls, 8x4); WK 1 ct.  Pakistan won by 51 runs.[7]
3 Sri Lanka Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 7 June 2000 56* (31 balls, 3x4, 4x6); WK 1 ct.  Pakistan won by 39 runs.[8]


  1. ^ "Moin Khan appointed as chief selector for Pakistan". Sky Sports. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
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  6. ^ "1996–1997 Singer-Akai Cup – 6th Match – Pakistan v Zimbabwe – Sharjah".
  7. ^ "1998–1999 India v Pakistan – 2nd Match – Toronto".
  8. ^ "1999-2000 Asia Cup - Final - Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Dhaka (Dacca)".

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Preceded by
Wasim Akram
Pakistan Cricket Captains
Succeeded by
Waqar Younis