Majid Haq reaches major milestone at CWC
Cricket Scotland is delighted to confirm that Majid Haq is now Scotland’s leading wicket taker, as well as the most capped player of all time.
When Freddie Coleman took the catch on the boundary to dismiss Moeen Ali on 23rd February in the World Cup fixture between Scotland and England, which was to be the off-spinners 257th wicket.
He also holds the accolade of Scotland’s most capped player, following their 150 run victory against Afghanistan in Dubai earlier in 2015. This Thursday’s Cricket World Cup fixture against the same opposition will be his 208th cap.
Scotland's longest serving player, who is the only member of the current squad to have played in a World Cup, has also claimed 176 wickets in non-capped matches to add to his 257 capped wickets.
Majid, who plays for Clydesdale Cricket Club, has represented Scotland at Under 13, U15, U17, U19 and Under 23 levels made his debut for the senior side on 20 July 2002 in a European Championship match against an England Board XI.
On his achievement, Majid Haq said: “This is a very proud moment for myself and my family. I’d like to thank everyone who has genuinely supported me since I began playing and right the way through the Scotland age groups.”
Scotland Coach Grant Bradburn added: "It is a huge honour and fantastic achievement for Majid who now becomes Scotland's leading wicket taker of all time. As such a loyal servant to Scotland Cricket, it is especially appropriate for Majid to achieve this milestone during our World Cup campaign."
Majid Haq will be presented with a trophy, engraved by Hamilton and Inches, by the previous record holder, Craig Wright, before Thursday’s match with Afghanistan in Dunedin.