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Basit Ali
Personal information
Born December 13, 1970 (1970-12-13) (age 43)
Karachi, Sindh
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 19 50
Runs scored 858 1265
Batting average 26.81 34.18
100s/50s 1/5 1/9
Top score 103 127*
Balls bowled 6 30
Wickets - 1
Bowling average - 21.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - 1/17
Catches/stumpings 6/- 15/-
Source: Cricinfo[1], 4 February 2006

Basit Ali (Urdu: باسط علی, born December 13, 1970, in Karachi, Sindh) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 19 Tests and 50 ODIs from 1993 to 1996. He was recognized by many to have a similar batting style as Javed Miandad. A right-hander, he has the relatively uncommon statistic of having a higher ODI than Test batting average. Strong through the covers and point, Ali was also a nerveless hooker and puller against the fast bowlers.

Ali was a successful junior cricketer, at one time holding the record for most hundreds in a Karachi zonal league season.[2] He debuted for Pakistan aged 22 in March 1993, playing both ODI and Test cricket in a tour of the Caribbean. For similarities and batting styles and temperament, he was initially seen as the one who'd take the mantle of Pakistani batting from Javed Miandad. He went on to play in 19 Tests but made just the one Test century, against New Zealand in 1993-94.

An aggressive risk taker, he was a regular in the Pakistani ODI side for a while in the mid 90's. In November 1993 he scored the then second fastest One Day International century in history, with a 67 ball effort against the West Indies at Sharjah. He took 5 more balls as compared to the record of Mohammad Azharuddin who took 62 balls. Basit Ali finished on 127 not out. Aamir sohail was acting captain in that match.[3]

He became involved in the Pakistani match fixing scandal which ended the career of Saleem Malik. Ali and Rashid Latif accused Pakistani players of match-fixing as well as facing allegations against themselves.[4] He was forced into a premature retirement.


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15 news items

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700

“The PCB has taken a good step of providing a stipend to 50 U16 cricketers, which will encourage young talent to do well,” national junior chief selector Basit Ali told The Express Tribune. “The board is very keen to pump funds in domestic cricket, and ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:15:00 -0700

The team was formed by junior chief selector Basit Ali and his panel after conducting trial matches in Lahore. PHOTO: FILE. KARACHI: Imran Rafique will lead the Pakistan U17 team during its tour to England in August, announced the Pakistan Cricket ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:02:58 -0700

Meanwhile, former Test cricketer Basit Ali, who is the development head in Zone-I of Sindh and Balochistan, said that the ongoing court proceedings have slowed things down, but a request has been sent to the honourable judges to let cricket run ...
Daily Times
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:07:30 -0700

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday announced a Pakistan Under-17 team that will tour England next month. The team was selected by the junior selection committee, headed by former Test batsman Basit Ali. The team will play three ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:00:12 -0700

“Parking on the pavement is the only way to park on Pindi's roads and cars are constantly parked there. However, I don't know if it is technically illegal to park there,” said Basit Ali, a resident of Satellite Town. Several residents were of the view ...
Pakistan Observer
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:11:15 -0700

A resident of G-6/1, Basit Ali said that the auto workshop operating near his home starts operating and creating noise soon after he goes to bed after Sehri and Prayer. The affectees have requested the related authorities to shift automobile workshops ...
PR Web (press release)
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Well, the answer is not simple; Ali Roushanzamir, says with savings rates at historical lows and baby boomers in need of retirement income and real estate investments in low income areas producing high yields, an investor may have no other choice.


Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Le procédé pour tricher, au cours des tournois internationaux, était simple. Ali Tekintamgac était aidé d'un complice qui se disait reporter. La plupart du temps, il s'agissait d'un homme connu sous le nom de Eddy. Le faux reporter avait donc accès au ...

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