Full name Mohammad Iqbal Qasim
Born August 6, 1953, Karachi, Sind
Current age 63 years 230 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, National Bank of Pakistan, Sind
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Dec 24-29, 1976 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 7-11, 1988 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v England at Sialkot, Dec 30, 1977 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Chittagong, Oct 29, 1988 scorecard|
|First-class span||1971/72 - 1992/93|
|List A span||1975/76 - 1992/93|
With a steady, angular approach between umpire and stumps, and a low trajectory that pushed the ball through, Iqbal Qasim was a miserly but penetrative left-arm spinner. Among slow bowlers, only Abdul has taken more Test wickets for Pakistan. A short man, he was more concerned with accuracy than flight, rarely going for much more than two an over, but he was a regular for over a decade. His batting was less reliable, but his close fielding was occasionally spectacular.
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