Saeed Anwar      

Full name Saeed Anwar

Born September 6, 1968, Karachi, Sind

Current age 46 years 10 days

Major teams Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, United Bank Limited

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Saeed Anwar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 55 91 2 4052 188* 45.52 7265 55.77 11 25 535 14 18 0
ODIs 247 244 19 8824 194 39.21 10938 80.67 20 43 938 97 42 0
First-class 146 232 7 10169 221 45.19 30 51 65 0
List A 325 319 23 11223 194 37.91 26 54 64 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 55 4 48 23 0 - - - 2.87 - 0 0 0
ODIs 247 13 242 191 6 2/9 2/9 31.83 4.73 40.3 0 0 0
First-class 146 653 412 9 3/83 45.77 3.78 72.5 0 0
List A 325 858 645 31 4/39 4/39 20.80 4.51 27.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v West Indies at Faisalabad, Nov 23-25, 1990 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Bangladesh at Multan, Aug 29-31, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Perth, Jan 1, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Mar 4, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1986-2003
List A span 1985-2003
Profile

Wisden overview
Majestic timing and placement were Saeed Anwar's hallmarks. He was an opener capable of electrifying starts in all cricket through graceful strokeplay rather than brute force. He loved driving through the off side with minimal footwork. He annihilated any bowler offering width outside off stump although he too regularly guided the ball straight into the hands of fourth slip or gully. He first came to prominence as a one-day player but soon achieved equal success in Test cricket. Anwar's fielding was weak, he was injury prone, and his footwork became less assured as his career drew to a close. Opting to take a break from the game after the death of his daughter in August 2001, he was a lesser force when he came back, though he still managed a hundred against India in the 2003 World Cup. His batting prowess on the wane, Anwar finally announced his retirement just before Pakistan's home series against Bangladesh. He held the record for the highest ODI score till Sachin Tendulkar upstaged him, and on his day he was one of the most gracefully compelling players on the international stage. Kamran Abbasi

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Jul 7, 2004

Barry Richards and Saeed Anwar at the nets, Lahore, July 7, 2004

Barry Richards and Saeed Anwar at the nets

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May 18, 2004

Saeed Anwar portrait, 2003

Saeed Anwar portrait, 2003

© AFP

Feb 23, 2004

Saeed Anwar crosses the Indo-Pakistani border at the Wagah border post, February 23, 2004

Saeed Anwar crosses the Indo-Pakistani border at the Wagah border post

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997

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