Danish Kaneria      

Full name Danish Parabha Shanker Kaneria

Born December 16, 1980, Karachi, Sind

Current age 37 years 185 days

Major teams Pakistan, Essex, Habib Bank Limited, Karachi, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Pakistan Reserves

Nickname Nani-Danny

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Danish Parabha Shanker Kaneria
    November 29, 2000
    Tough debut
    Makes Test debut in the second Test against England in Faisalabad. Takes 2 for 89 and goes wicketless in the second innings. Tough initiation into Test cricket on a lifeless pitch. He's only the second Hindu to play Tests for Pakistan, after his cousin Anil Dalpat.
    August 29-31, 2001
    Wicket aplenty
    Match haul of 12 for 94 against Bangladesh in the Asian Test Championship in Multan. Takes six wickets in each innings, his first match-winning performance.
    May 20, 2003
    Success in the shorter version
    Takes 3 for 31 in a one-day international against New Zealand in Dambulla, his best ODI bowling figures to date. Helps Pakistan snatch a low-scorer.
    October 17-21, 2003
    South Africa humbled
    Takes 5 for 46 in the second innings to set up Pakistan's eight-wicket win in the first Tests against South Africa at the Gaddafi Stadium.
    October 28-November 1, 2004
    Sri Lanka flummoxed
    Takes a ten-wicket haul, including 7 for 118 in the second innings, to help Pakistan to a six-wicket win in Karachi and square the two-Test series against Sri Lanka. He then signs a new two-year deal with Essex.
    December 2004-January 2005
    More wickets but no joy
    Takes his first five-wicket haul outside the subcontinent. At the MCG, he toils nearly 40 overs for figures of 5 for 125 but Pakistan are thrashed by nine wickets. He follows it up with an innings haul of 7 for 188 at the spin-friendly SCG. The Test ends on a sour not when he's fined his entire match fee for showing dissent.
    March 2005
    Fine display in India
    In the 2005 tour of India, Kaneria finishes the overall leading wicket-taker with 19 scalps at 31.52. He takes two five-wicket hauls, one of which comes in Pakistan's series-leveling win in Bangalore.
    June 3-7, 2005
    Starring in the Caribbean
    Takes 5 for 46 at Sabina Park to help Pakistan level the two-Test series in the West Indies. It's Pakistan's first Test win in the region since 1988.
    September 2005
    Essex's hero
    Takes 16 wickets in ten one-day games to help Essex to the National League Division One title. But he's still in and out of the Pakistan ODI side.
    January 19-22, 2007
    South Africa conquered again
    After a lukewarm 2006, Kaneria starts the new year in style with a match haul of 7 for 141 in Port Elizabeth to help Pakistan to a five-wicket win. His 3 for 36 in the first innings bundles South Africa out for 124. Recalled to the ODI side for the World Cup.
    October 2007
    Achieving the 200-wicket milestone
    During the home series against South Africa, Kaneria reaches the milestone of 200 Test wickets and is the country's leading wicket-taker since 2000.
    December 2009
    Proving a point
    Takes 13 wickets in two Tests in New Zealand to re-establish himself as the spin-spearhead for Pakistan.
    January 2010
    Five in Sydney
    Despite numerous misses by Kamran Akmal, Kaneria manages to take five in a match which will forever be remembered for the manner in which Pakistan contrived to lose a Test they should have won easily.
    April-May 2010
    The spot-fixing allegation
    Kaneria is in the spotlight for his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing controversy in a Pro40 match against Durham in 2009. He is allegedly questioned by the Essex police, but denies any involvement.
    May-Aug 2011
    Wrangles with the PCB
    Kaneria's international career goes into limbo as the PCB asks him to appear before an integrity committee. His continued non-clearance with the committee makes Kaneria take the PCB to court.
    April 5, 2012
    Charged by the ECB
    The ECB announces that it will bring disciplinary proceedings against Kaneria and and Mervyn Westfield in the spot-fixing controversy.
    June 22, 2012
    Banned for life
    Kaneria is banned for life from any cricket under the jurisdiction of the ECB, after being found guilty of corruption by a disciplinary panel.