Shoaib Malik captaincy records ranked him among the finest captains in the history of Pakistan’s cricket team. When Inzamam Ul Haq resigned as a captain, there were three options for Pakistan Cricket Board for the next captaincy: Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, and Shoaib Malik. PCB decided to go with Younis Khan, but he rejected the offer, and then Shoaib Malik was appointed as captain. His captaincy lasted for 02 years.
Shoaib Malik’s stats show that he was an average captain in Test and ODI cricket. But his captaincy record in T20I is one of the best, with a great win percentage. He was one of the best t20 captains in T20 cricket. His main success in t20 cricket for Pakistan was his team’s progress to the semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2007.
|Previous Captain||Inzamam ul Haq|
|Next Captain||Younis Khan|
|Key Achievement||Winning Captain (Kitply Cup, 2008), Men’s T20 Semi Final 2007|
Shoaib Mailk Captaincy Records in All Formats
He leads Pakistan in all three formats of the game, leading in 64 matches, winning 38 and losing 24 with a win percentage of 59.
|Matches Played||Won||Win %||Lost|
Shoaib Malik Captaincy Record in ODI
Shoaib Malik led Pakistan in 41 ODI matches, winning 25 and losing 16 matches in his captaincy career. His overall win percentage in ODI cricket is 60 percent which makes him one of the best captains of ODI cricket.
Pakistan played 11 ODI series, including Asia Cup and one Tri-series under the captaincy of Shoaib Malik, winning 05 and losing 06 series.
Home and Away Stats as Captain in ODI
Shoaib Malik was more successful at home venue with a win rate of 68 percent in Pakistan. But his away and neutral win percentage is also more than 50 percent which shows that he was an excellent captain outside of Pakistan at a neutral venue.
Shoaib Malik T20I Captaincy Record
Shoaib Malik led Pakistan in 20 T20I matches, winning 13 and losing 06. His win percentage is 65 percent which is one of the best in Pakistan t20 captaincy record. He is the fourth most successful Pakistani captain in T20I after Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Shahid Afridi, and Muhammad Hafeez.
Shoaib Malik as Captain in T20I World Cup
Shoaib Malik led the Pakistani team in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Under his captaincy, Pakistan reached the final without losing any game and lost against India.
This was the first ever t20 world cup of cricket, and Shoaib Malik’s excellent leading skills helped Pakistan reach the semi-final. Pakistan was a favorite in winning the Inaugural T20 World Cup, but the unorthodox shot by Misbah ul Haq cost Pakistan the World Cup lost.
Home and Away Stats as Captain in T20I
As a captain, Shoaib Malik played most of the matches at a neutral venue for Pakistan. He won 09 out of 13 games with a win percentage of 69 at the away venue. At the home venue, he captained only one match and won it with a win percentage of 100.
Shoaib Malik Test Captaincy Record
Shoaib Malik led Pakistani team in only three test games. He led the team in a home test series against South Africa in 2007. Pakistan lost one game by a margin of 160 runs, and the second match ended without any result.
His last test match as a captain is against, where India beat Pakistan by six wickets in Delhi.
Shoaib Malik Runs as Captain
Shoaib Malik is one of the active players with the longest cricketing career. He played his debut match in 1999 against West Indies, yet he did not announce retirement from international cricket.
But he only played 64 matches as a captain and scored 1967 with a batting average of 37. Here is a detailed analysis of his runs as captain in Test, ODI, and T20.
|Format||Matches||Runs as Captain||Avg.||SR||HS||50’s||100’s|
Why Shoaib Malik was removed from Captaincy?
Shoaib Malik was removed from captaincy due to his bad performance. For many matches, he could not score runs for the team and this was the main reason he was removed from captaincy.