Sarfraz Nawaz

Born Dec 1, 1948
Nationality Pakistan Pakistan
Team History
Lahore cricket teams 1980 - 1984
Pakistan National Cricket Team Pakistan 1973 - 1984
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Northamptonshire County 1969 - 1982
United Bank Limited Cricket Team Utd Bank Limited 1976 - 1977
Pakistan Railways cricket team Pakistan Railways 1975 - 1976
Punjab cricket team (Pakistan) 1975
Punjab University Cricket Team Punjab University 1968 - 1972
Lahore cricket teams 1967 - 1968
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Sarfraz Nawaz was a fast medium bowler of an excellent quality. While bowling, he had an unerring precision and at most times he was a tough customer. He used to bat lower down the order striking the ball for some useful runs. Due to this, he became a useful allrounder. He became the third Pakistani to score 1000 Test runs and take 100 Test wickets.

He could seam the ball with equal effectiveness in both directions and had a good action. While playing at Melbourne on 15th March 1979, he claimed 9 wickets in a single innings. In 33 balls that he bowled, he gave away one run and took 7 wickets. Due to his mood swings and idiosyncracies, he became a highly controversial player.

Sarfraz was one of the pioneers of reverse swing and formed a very powerful combination with Imran Khan. When he retired, he became a cricket commentator and an outspoken MP.

Career Highlights

Sarfraz Nawaz took the opportunity to participate in 55 Test matches during which he made 177 dismissals in 13951 deliveries while conceding 5798 runs. His bowling average was 32.75, economy rate was 2.49 and bowling strike rate was 78.8. He managed to score 1045 runs at a batting average of 17.71 and took 26 catches.

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