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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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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:26:26 -0800

LAHORE: Basit Ali, the chairman of the national junior selection committee, has rejected the charge levelled on him by former Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz that he (Basit) confessed before Intikhab Alam that he had been involved in betting and match ...

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Reuters UK
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:23:22 -0700

KARACHI Oct 20 (Reuters) - Former test batsman Basit Ali is predicting a return to form by Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the first test against Australia in Dubai that starts on Wednesday because he has put on some weight. The coach of the Sui ...

ARY NEWS (press release) (blog)

ARY NEWS (press release) (blog)
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:15:00 -0800

KARACHI: Chief Selector of Pakistan junior cricket team Basit Ali said on Thursday that he has received death threats for not selecting Zahid Mehmood in Pentangular Cup, ARY News reported. Basit Ali informed ARY News that Pervez Chandio, who belongs ...
Calcutta Telegraph
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:07:30 -0800

Basit Ali, a local who accompanied Shafath on some of the rounds, claims he saw the shooter kill 1,084 pigs one night. A grave had to be dug outside town to bury them, Ali added. The "feat" won Shafath plaudits from Yashodhara and the residents ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:37:28 -0800

Meanwhile, head of the junior selection committee, former Test batsman Basit Ali, is confident that Hafeez will be cleared before the World Cup. However, he feels that specialist batsmen and bowlers are the ones who generally win matches and should ...

The Express Tribune

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:03:45 -0700

Former batsman Basit Ali has been named chief of Pakistan's junior national selection committee and will head a four-member panel, the PCB has announced. The committee also includes former Test cricketers Ali Naqvi and Farrukh Zaman, and Ali Zia, ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:45:00 -0800

Former batsman Basit Ali said that he is surprised that the selectors have not included a fast-bowling all-rounder in the squad. “I'm baffled as to why selectors didn't include a genuine fast-bowling all-rounder. Bhatti could've been an important ...

Cricket Country

Cricket Country
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:56:59 -0800

Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who has earned countless titles over a span of 16 years in both international and domestic arenas, has revealed that it was far from an easy task to make a name in Karachi with the likes of greats like Saeed Anwar, ...

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