Aaqib Javed

Aaqib Javed (Urdu: عاقب جاوید) (born 5 August 1972) is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer. He was a right-handed fast-medium pace bowler with the ability to swing the ball both ways. He played 22 Tests and 163 One Day Internationals for Pakistan between 1988 and 1998.

Aaqib Javed
Personal information
Full nameAaqib Javed
Born (1972-08-05) 5 August 1972 (age 48)
Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 109)10 February 1989 v New Zealand
Last Test27 November 1998 v Zimbabwe
ODI debut (cap 67)10 December 1988 v West Indies
Last ODI24 November 1998 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
1984/85–1986/87Lahore Division
1989/90–1991/92Pakistan Automobiles Corporation
1994/95–2002/03Allied Bank Limited
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 22 163 121 250
Runs scored 101 267 819 469
Batting average 5.05 10.68 9.41 9.97
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 28* 45* 65 45*
Balls bowled 3,918 8,012 19,267 12,212
Wickets 54 182 358 289
Bowling average 34.70 31.43 26.66 30.14
5 wickets in innings 1 4 19 5
10 wickets in match 0 0 5 0
Best bowling 5/84 7/37 9/51 7/37
Catches/stumpings 2/– 24/– 19/– 43/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 May 2010

Personal lifeEdit

Aaqib Javed comes from a Sandhu Jatt family in Mudassirabad. He played cricket for the first time in Bhamba Kalan village near Raiwind. He completed his primary education in the Government High School in Bhamba Kalan. His cousins live in Bhamba Kalan. He studied in Islamia College in Lahore.

International careerEdit

Aaqib's best performances in internationals came against India. He took 54 wickets in his 39 ODIs against India at an average of 24.64 – 6.79 runs lower than his career ODI average. Four of his six ODI Man of the Match awards were against India.

Aaqib took a hat-trick in an ODI against India on 25 October 1991, aged only 19 years and 81 days. He remains the youngest player to have taken an ODI hat-trick. He was a key member of the Pakistan team that won the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

After cricketEdit

Previously, Aaqib was the chief coach of the National Cricket Academy in Pakistan. He is also associated with The Computer House, a Pakistani computer hardware company. Aaqib has, in the past, also helped with the development of the Afghanistan national cricket team. He also served as the bowling coach of the Pakistan cricket team. With Waqar Younis the head coach and Intikhab Alam the manager, but on 10 February 2012 he resigned from being the bowling coach of Pakistan and shifted to becoming the bowling and head coach of the United Arab Emirates national cricket team, a position he held until 2016.

Currently, he is appointed as Director Cricket Operations and bowling consultant for Lahore Qalandars franchise cricket team in Pakistan Super League. He coached Pakistan's U-19 team to victory in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Aaqib is married to Farzana Burkey, sister of singer Adeel Burkey, and has one daughter. Since 2016 he is also head coach of the PSL team Lahore Qalandars till now.


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