Full name Zakirullah Khan
Born April 3, 1963, Bannu, North-West Frontier Province
Current age 53 years 355 days
Major teams Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Peshawar Cricket Association
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Mar 22-27, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v India at Sialkot, Dec 9-14, 1989 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Peshawar, Nov 12, 1984 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Nov 6, 1990 scorecard|
|First-class span||1982/83 - 1992/93|
|List A span||1981/82 - 1993/94|
Zakir Khan was a tall and powerfully-built right-arm seamer whose surprise selection for the 1985-86 tour of Sri Lanka was partially justified when he took 3 for 80 on his debut at Colombo (0 for 70 in the second innings). Thereafter he was in and out of the one-day side where his batting was useful at the end of innings. His second Test appearance was as unexpected as the first, against India at Sialkot in 1989-90, and again he did little of note. He retired in 1992 and subsequently worked for the Pakistan board as a media manager and then secretary.
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