Brief profile of Javed Miandad
by Ateeq Abdul Rauf


Player:Javed Miandad

DateLine: 21st February 2005

 

Perhaps Pakistan cricket’s greatest batsman, Javed Miandad was the national team’s Mr Reliable from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s. He is the only player to date to have taken part in 6 World Cups.

 

Miandad may be best remembered for his match-winning six off the last ball of the 1986 Australasia Cup. Besides that particular breathtaking performance, Miandad played several other match-winning knocks, two of the more special ones are his innings at the semi-final and final of the 1992 World Cup. All in all, he amassed over 8000 Test runs and 6000 ODI runs.

 

Miandad was a gutsy cricketer with an intelligent cricket brain. He would never throw his wicket away and would always be part of the decision making process. A true warrior, Miandad was also noted for his sly 'walking' between the wickets.

 

Miandad has also served as captain of Pakistan. He has also twice been coach of the National Team.

 


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