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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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504 news items

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:35:15 -0800

Former Pakistan middle-order batsman Basit Ali has defended Umar Akmal, saying the latter was innocent until proven guilty. Umar was dropped from the T20 team after reports emerged he was taken into police custody from a dance party in Hyderabad.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:52:30 -0800

Karachi Omar Associates: Jaffer Qureshi (captain), Sajid Ali, Azhar Khan, Iqbal Shaikh, Imran Javed, Syed HarisAyaz, Saifullah Magsi, Ahmed Hayat, Basit Ali Jr, Mehmood Kaimkhani, Mohammad Yousuf, Mohammad Asif, Babar Qureshi, Izhar Ahmed, Kashif ...


Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:52:46 -0800

... fastest ODI centuries for England. Buttler's century is also the fastest by any batsman against Pakistan, eclipsing Sanath Jayasuriya's 48-ball hundred in Singapore in 1995-96, and the fastest in UAE, going past Basit Ali's 67-ball effort at ...
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 ...


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 ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:41:15 -0800

Basit Ali, who is the Chairman of the national junior selection committee, also met with PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan in Lahore and briefed him about the entire incident. “Basit, who is also coach of the Sui Gas team, gave a clean chit to Umar in the ...


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 ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:48:13 -0800

Another former cricketer, Basit Ali, also termed the timing unfavourable. “Younus is a cricket icon and he should have realised that his ill-timed decision would set the wrong precedent,” said Basit. “I think he should have retired at the end of this ...

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