Full name Jalal-ud-Din
Born June 12, 1959, Karachi
Current age 56 years 51 days
Major teams Pakistan, Allied Bank, Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan Customs, Pakistan Railways, Public Works Department
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relation Brother - Salahuddin
|Test debut||Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 14-19, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Oct 16-21, 1985 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Mar 12, 1982 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Pakistan at Jaipur, Oct 2, 1983 scorecard|
|First-class span||1975/76 - 1988/89|
|List A span||1975/76 - 1989/90|
A right-arm fast-medium bowler who always played in glasses, he won selection for the 1982 England tour on the back of an outstanding domestic season and would have played in the Headingley Test but for injury. He made his debut against Australia at Lahore the following winter, taking match figures of 5 for 92. He played four more Tests in the next two years without any real success, although he continued to excel at the domestic level. In 1985-86 he was recalled for first Test against Sri Lanka, but he took only one wicket and that was the end of his international career. His one-day record was surprisingly good for one who played so few times. In 1982 he took the the first hat-trick in an ODI, removing Rod Marsh, Bruce Yardley and Geoff Lawson.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?