||December 13, 1970 (age 43)
|Source: Cricinfo, 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. 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.
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. He was forced into a premature retirement.
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:18:45 -0700
Pakistan's former Test batsman Basit Ali said Younis like all other senior players was a sensitive person and he deserved better treatment. "Till the last moment I got the feeling he was in the ODI squad because of the World Cup preparations. His ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:07:30 -0700
... FATA CHEETAHS 211 in 70.5 overs (Mustafa Hanif 42, Basit Ali 38 not out, Mohammad Wasim 27; Zahid Hussain 3-42, Shahabul Khan 3-70, Mudassar Riaz 2-42, Atiq-ur-Rehman 2-25) and 117 in 28.4 overs (Usman Khan 51; Shahabul Khan 6-33, Ahmed ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:32:01 -0700
Pakistan's former Test batsman Basit Ali said Younus like all other senior players was a sensitive person and he deserved better treatment. “Till the last moment I got the feeling he was in the ODI squad because of the World Cup preparations. His ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700
... with suspect bowling action included off-spinners Faizullah, Shehbaz Wahla, Abdul Qudoos, Muhammad Aamir, Shafqatullah, Samiullah, Ramzan Butt, Kamran Rehmani, Agha Shahryar, Naseeb Ullah, Attaullah and Waseem Akhtar, leg-spinner Basit Ali, ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:22:54 -0700
But obvious legends apart, Pakistan gave us everyday heroes such as Basit Ali and Ejaz Ahmed, who would invoke fear in our poor Manoj Prabhakar and still gave nods of appreciation when bowlers foxed him. We also hated the guts of Aamir Sohail and ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:25:29 -0700
"Finding a butcher during the Eid days is a difficult task and for this reason, many people prefer to sacrifice animals themselves to avoid inconvenience," said Adnan Ahmed, a butcher at a local market. Basit Ali, a blacksmith said that knives of ...
The News International
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0700
In addition there were five special invites including Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Moin Khan, Basit Ali and Mohammad Akram. “The committee discussed various ways and means to help Ajmal remodel his bowling action,” a PCB official told 'The News'.
The Express Tribune
The Express Tribune
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:44:43 -0700
Additionally, he met junior chief selector Basit Ali and discarded international player Faisal Iqbal, besides paying legendary batsman Hanif Muhammad a visit at his residence. Published in The Express Tribune, September 9th, 2014. Like Sports on ...
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