Muhammad Moin Khan  Nominated for class of 2022

Nominated by Hall of Famer Charles Simpson


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Moin Khan

Muhammad Moin Khan born 23 September 1971) is a Pakistani cricket coach and formercricketer, primarily a wicketkeeperbatsman, who remained a member of the Pakistani national cricket team from 1990 to 2004. He has also captained the Pakistani side. He made his international debut against the West Indiesat Multan. He took over 100 catches in Test cricket. He has scored over 3,000 ODI runs and taken over 200 catches in ODI cricket. He is credited with coining the name of Saqlain Mushtaq‘s mystery delivery that goes from leg to off, as the doosra. It means the “other one” in Urdu. In July 2013, he replaced Iqbal Qasimas the chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team.[1]Moin was appointed the head coach of the national team on 11 February 2014.[2]

During the 1992 Cricket World CupSemi-final against New Zealand, Pakistan needed 9 runs for 8 balls before Khan hit a six to make it 3 runs off 7 balls and then hit a boundary to help Pakistan set up a clash in the world cup final with England. In the world cup final, Pakistan were 249 from 50 overs with Khan not getting a chance to bat. However, he took three catches in the match including one of Ian Botham, who went for a duck against an inswinger bowled by Wasim Akram.[3]

Domestic career In 2005, Moin scored the first century in Pakistan domestic Twenty20 cricketwhen he smashed 112 off 59 balls for Karachi Dolphins


Coaching career Moin was appointed the manager of the team in August 2013.[4]He was appointed as the new head coach of the national team on 11 February 2014, replacing Dav Whatmore.[5]

He was appointed chief selector for the Pakistani team in 2013. But in 2015, during the Cricket World Cup 2015he was removed from the position after the teams poor performance during the World Cup.

Personal life Khan’s son Owais is married to television actress Mariam Ansari.[6]His younger son  is Azam Khan