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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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141 news items

Zee News

Zee News
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:21:22 -0700

Karachi: 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 Northern Gas team that ...
 
The Nation
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:03:45 -0700

Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has decided that all those who are doing multiple jobs will now have to decide on only one job. Many coaches and national selectors, including chief selector Moin Khan and his committee members ...

Sahara Samay

Sahara Samay
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:18:45 -0700

"I am really grateful to all those people who supported me in recent months especially the Pakistan media and my family and friends and people like Rashid Latif and Basit Ali who spoke up for me. I am just happy I could live up to their faith in me ...
 
Kashmir Reader
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:18:45 -0700

“I am really grateful to all those people who supported me in recent months especially the Pakistan media and my family and friends and people like Rashid Latif and Basit Ali who spoke up for me. I am just happy I could live up to their faith in me ...
 
DAWN.com
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:01:38 -0700

... Sadaf Hussain 2-22) and 324 in 115.2 overs (Zeeshan Jamil 112, Jaahid Ali 78, Mansoor Ahmed 36; Saeed Anwar Jr 3-29, Sadaf Hussain 2-51); KRL 268 in 94.4 overs (Usman Arshad 61, Imam-ul-Haq 51; Basit Ali 5-49, Mansoor Ahmed 5-104) and 99-1 in ...
 
Economic Times
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:18:45 -0700

"I am really grateful to all those people who supported me in recent months especially the Pakistan media and my family and friends and people like Rashid Latif and Basit Ali who spoke up for me. I am just happy I could live up to their faith in me ...
 
DAWN.com
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:38:21 -0700

Paceman Basit Ali bowled well to take 5-49 in 26.4 overs and leg-spinner Mansoor Ahmed 5-104 in 39 overs. Batting a second time, the Zebras had done well to close at 175-3 thanked to the unbroken partnership of 123 between Zeeshan Jamil (74) and ...

Zee News

Zee News
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:48:45 -0700

Karachi: Pakistan's man of the match in the first Test win over Australia in Dubai, Younis Khan, is keen to play in next year's World Cup despite the national selectors sidelining him for the one-day series against the Australians. Younis, who scored ...
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