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Basit Ali
Personal information
Born December 13, 1970 (1970-12-13) (age 44)
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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1314 news items

News Tribe

News Tribe
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:58:30 -0700

LAHORE: Former Pakistan Test Cricketer Basit Ali has cautioned PCB to stay aware of India's moves to disqualify Pakistan from the last edition of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He said if India-West Indies series takes place, Carrabin team will 'surely ...
 
The Indian Express
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:32:15 -0800

India's terrific start in the World Cup has led to many conspiracy theories being hatched in Pakistan. The usual conspiracy theory brigade of Pakistan comprising of former batsman Basit Ali and former paceman Sarfraz Nawaz are at it again. (Full ...

Sport360°

Sport360°
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) junior chief selector and former cricketer Basit Ali feels that Pakistan has gained nothing from the series despite fielding youngsters such as Mohammad Rizwan, Sami Aslam, Saad Nasim and new captain Azhar Ali, who ...

Sportskeeda

Sportskeeda
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:49:02 -0800

India comfortably beat South Africa. Former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali has alleged that the match between South Africa and India at the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup could have been fixed. The Proteas went into the match as favourites but ended up ...

Sport360°

Sport360°
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:33:45 -0700

Despite this blip, there are positives for Pakistan as their opponents look much weaker for the retirements of Mahela Jayawardena and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Former Pakistan Test cricketer Basit Ali feels that there absences can help Pakistan. “It's true ...

ABP News

ABP News
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:26:55 -0800

And now, former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali indicated that the match could have been 'fixed'. During his interaction with a national channel in Pakistan, the former cricketer felt that there was something really fishy about South Africa's meek ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:49:16 -0800

Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali has claimed that though Pakistan won the match against Zimbabwe, it was not a great performance from the squad. Pakistan continue with their aspirations for the World Cup as they still remain in the hunt for a ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:26:15 -0700

Former cricket Basit Ali also feels that the team that will win the toss will win the match. “For me it's really simple, the team that wins the toss and bats first will have the last laugh,” Basit told The Express Tribune. “It's really difficult to ...
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