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.[1][2] He was a part of the Pakistan team which won the 1992 Cricket World Cup.[3]

Aaqib Javed
Personal information
Born (1972-08-05) 5 August 1972 (age 50)
Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
Height6 ft (183 cm)
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
Head coaching information
2012–2016United Arab Emirates
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

He is currently serving as the director of cricket operations and head coach of Pakistan Super League side Lahore Qalandars.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Aaqib Javed was born into a Jat-Sandhu family[5] in Sheikhupura.

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. He then studied at Government Islamia College in Lahore.[6]

He married Farzana Aqib, a novelist, poet, journalist and human rights activist, in 1998.

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.

Coaching careerEdit

Previously, Aaqib was the chief coach of the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.[7] He is also associated with The Computer House, a Pakistani computer hardware company. He coached Pakistan's U-19 team to victory in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup.[8] 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.

Since 2016, he has been the Director of Cricket Operations and bowling consultant for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. In December 2017, he was appointed as the head coach of the team.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Aaqib Javed profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Pakistan Cricket - 'our cricket' website". www.pcboard.com.pk. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Pakistan cricket stars recall 1992 World Cup glory". Daily Times. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Team – Lahore Qalandars". Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  5. ^ Majeed, Zohaib Ahmed (16 September 2019). "Top 10 greatest Pakistani fast bowlers of all time". The News International. Archived from the original on 16 September 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Home". www.giccl.edu.pk. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Aaqib Javed steps down as UAE coach". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  8. ^ "The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 4 Num 274". archive.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Aqib Javed appointed head coach, Fakhar Zaman vice captain of Lahore Qalandars". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Lahore Qalandar appoints Aqib Javed as head coach". The Frontier Post. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2022.

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