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Moin Khan


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Moin Khan Biography


Moin Khan is a former professional Pakistani cricketer, who specialized in wicket keeping and batting. He played for Pakistan national cricket team from 1990 to 2004 and also captained the team.


On 11 February 2014 Moin Khan was appointed as the head coach of the national team of Pakistan.


International Debut


Born and raised in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Moin made his Pakistani national cricket team debut in November 1990 in a series against the West Indies.


He scored 23 runs on his debut ODI and 56 runs in both the innings of his first test match.


Rise to Glory


Moin Khan was the wicketkeeper in the team during the 1992 Cricket World Cup win of Pakistan. In the semi-finals, when Pakistan needed nine runs from eight balls against New Zealand, Khan hit a six to make it three runs off seven balls, and then hit a boundary to help Pakistan win the match.


Moin's first major Test knock came against Australia at Lahore in 1994. Moin helped Pakistan to a reach a good total and he also scored his first Test century in that match.


During a Test against Sri Lanka at Sialkot, Pakistan needed 357 runs to win the game. Moin scored unbeaten 117 runs as the rest of the batsmen failed to provide support and Pakistan lost the match by 144 runs.


Club Career


Moin has played for Karachi Dolphins in ABN-AMRO Twenty20 Cup he smashed 112 off 59 balls for his team and became first Pakistani cricket to score a century in T20 cricket.


At end of the season, he retired from the first-class cricket after scoring 200 not out against Hyderabad.


Retirement


Moin played his last series against Sri Lanka in 2004. His last ODI was on 16 October 2004 against Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Usually a middle-order batsman, Moin opened the innings and scored 14 runs for his team.


His last Test match was also against Sri Lanka and Moin failed to perform in that match he only scored 6 runs in both innings, as a result of which Sri Lanka won the match by 201 runs.


He is currently working with Quetta Gladiators as head coach since PSL 2016.


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