Mohammad Sami is a right arm fast bowler and a right handed batsman with the Pakistan cricket team. He has also played cricket for the Karachi, ICL Pakistan XI, Kent, Karachi, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Zebras, Kent, Pakistan Customs, National Bank of Pakistan and the Lahore Badshahs cricket teams.
Mohammad Sami has been playing first class cricket since 1999. He made his debut in International cricket in a test match against New Zealand at Auckland in 2001. Sami claimed 3 wickets and gave away just 70 runs in 31.4 overs that he had bowled in the first innings. His spell included 11 maiden overs. In the second innings, Sami claimed 5 more wickets giving away just 36 runs in 15 overs. Pakistan won the match by 299 runs and Sami was named the Man of the Match. He was accompanied by Misbah-ul-Haq, Faisal Iqbal and Imran Farhat who were also debuting in their first test match. The following month, Sami made his debut in One day internationals’ in a match against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. Sami could not claim a single wicket however gave away just 24 runs in the 6 over spell. Pakistan won the match by 16 runs. Sami was part of the 2003 World Cup Pakistan team, however his poor performances saw him being dropped out from the team in 2006. In 2007, Sami further jeopardized his chances of getting selected by joining the rebel Indian Cricket League with the Lahore Badshahs.
In a total of 83 One day International matches Sami has claimed 118 wickets at an economy of 4.91 runs per over. He also has a total of 81 wickets at an economy of 3.57 runs per over in the 33 test matches he has played. He is the only player who shares the record with Wasim Akram for hat-tricks in One day and test matches.
Sami has been Man of the match once in test cricket as well as twice in ODI.