Sohail Khan Biography
Sohail Khan is a Pakistani cricketer, who is born on 6 March 1984 in Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He is a right-arm fast bowler with a right-handed batting action.
Sohail played tennis-ball cricket from a young age. Following an advice from a relative, Sohail Khan moved to Karachi and entered into a speed hunt talent contest organized by former Pakistan bowler Sikandar Bakht and won.
In his first-class debut match of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he impressed instantly in his first match by picking a ten-wicket haul. While playing for Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Sohail took 65 wickets in his first nine matches, which include eight five-wicket hauls.
With the excellent plays in domestic cricket, Sohail was picked up to play international matches. On 30 January 2008, he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe. He took a single wicket in seven overs by giving away 38 runs.
He then played in a match against Bangladesh but failed to impress and was dropped in 2011 for further matches. He was selected for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup due to strong domestic performance in 2014 season. In a match against their arch-rivals India, he made a comeback and picked up five wickets for 55 runs.
Sohail made his test debut on 21 February 2009 against Sri Lanka and went wickless with a figure of 0/131 in 1st innings and 0/33 in 2nd innings.
Rise to Glory
Sohail was spotted by former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif while playing club cricket and was offered to join cricket academy. After intense training at the academy, he emerged as an extremely talented bowler for domestic cricket. In 2007-2008 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Sohail made his first-class debut for SSGC. He went on to break the 51-year old record held by Fazal Mahmood for best bowling figure in a first-class game by collecting a figure of 16/189.
In the RBS Pentangular Cup, he played for Sindh in the same season, and picked up 23 wickets in four matches, including two consecutive five-wicket hauls.
In 2016, he was bought by Karachi Kings and he took just 4 wickets in 6 matches but was still retained for the 2017 season and won the Best Bowler of the Season award by taking 16 wickets in 9 matches.
In 2018, he joined Lahore Qalandars which plays in the Pakistan Super League.