Sohail Khan emerged from the depths of obscurity in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) to be one of the fast bowling stars in the Pakistan domestic circuit. Sohail attributes his pace to the strength that he built up by throwing stones and swimming in rivers on the mountainous terrains of NWFP. Following a piece of advice from a relative, Sohail Khan moved to Karachi and entered into a speed talent hunt organized by former Pakistan pace ace Sikandar Bakht. He bowled at 85 mph, which was recorded as the third fastest in the country. While playing for a private club, he was spotted by Rashid Latif.
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Name: Sohail Khan
DOB: March 6, 1984
Place Of Birth: Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Marital Status: N/A
Family: Murad Khan (Brother),
ODI Debut: Vs Zimbabwe, Iqbal Stadium, January 2008
Test Debut: Vs Sri Lanka, National Stadium, February 2009
T20I Debut: Vs Canada, Maple-Leaf North West Ground, October 2008
Sohail Khan: Career Highlights
Sohail Khan, popularly known as Sohail Pathan, is one of the many Pakistani cricketers who have benefited tremendously from the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy. A raw talent, at first sight, Sohail was picked by Latif when he was spotted playing club cricket, and intense training displayed excellent results for the talented bowler in domestic cricket. Having moved to Karachi from his native Malakand, Sohail made his first-class debut in the 2007-08 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and impressed instantly in his first match, picking a ten-wicket haul.
His talent became clearly evident in the competition’s finals after he went on to break the record for the best bowling figures by a Pakistani in a first-class game (16/189), previously held by Fazal Mahmood (15/76). Immediately, Sohail was given his maiden international cap against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2008. The following year, he debuted in Tests against Sri Lanka.
His consistent performances earned him a spot in the 16 man squad for the tri-series played in Bangladesh, also featuring India in June 2008. Sohail Khan was chosen as a replacement for Mohammad Asif but did not feature in any match. He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in February 2009 at Karachi ( Pakistan have not played a Test at home after that) but proved ineffective. He further waited two years for a recall and was dropped after playing a single Test against Zimbabwe. But patience bore fruits for him as he was picked for the tour to England in 2016, and he shone with a couple of fifers in the two Tests that he played. He travelled to New Zealand and Australia as well post that.
He went wicketless on a Test debut on a desperately flat surface in Karachi in early 2009 (the last completed Test in Pakistan at the time of writing) and had to wait more than two years for another chance. When he struggled in that game, it seemed his Test career might be over, but he was recalled for the Edgbaston Test of 2016 and responded with a much-improved display.
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Sohail Khan: Stats
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