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Imran Farhat      

Full name Imran Farhat

Born May 20, 1982, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 32 years 164 days

Major teams Pakistan, Biman Bangladesh, Habib Bank Limited, ICL Pakistan XI, Lahore, Lahore Badshahs, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Lions, Pakistan Reserves

Also known as Romi

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Father-in-law - Mohammad Ilyas, Brother - Humayun Farhat

Imran Farhat
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 77 2 2400 128 32.00 4970 48.28 3 14 348 4 40 0
ODIs 58 58 2 1719 107 30.69 2489 69.06 1 13 190 16 14 0
T20Is 7 7 0 76 19 10.85 70 108.57 0 0 14 0 3 0
First-class 169 289 15 11968 308 43.67 29 52 145 0
List A 183 181 12 5980 164 35.38 13 29 70 0
Twenty20 56 56 2 1438 115 26.62 982 146.43 2 8 194 35 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 40 15 427 284 3 2/69 2/69 94.66 3.99 142.3 0 0 0
ODIs 58 8 116 110 6 3/10 3/10 18.33 5.68 19.3 0 0 0
T20Is 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 169 5782 3317 110 7/31 30.15 3.44 52.5 2 0
List A 183 2873 2496 84 4/13 4/13 29.71 5.21 34.2 3 0 0
Twenty20 56 23 389 510 27 5/26 5/26 18.88 7.86 14.4 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Mar 8-12, 2001 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion, Feb 22-24, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Feb 17-18, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 10, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Feb 5, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Nov 29, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Faisalabad Wolves v Habib Bank Limited at Faisalabad, Oct 24-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A National Bank of Pakistan v Habib Bank Limited at Islamabad, Jan 27, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Karachi Dolphins v Lahore Lions at Lahore, Apr 25, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Faisalabad Wolves v Lahore Eagles at Karachi, Sep 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15 Habib Bank v Wolves Faisalabad 24 Oct 2014 FC
113 Habib Bank v Falcons Abbottabad 18 Oct 2014 FC
51 Habib Bank v S Stallions Sialkot 12 Oct 2014 FC
15 L Eagles v Wolves Karachi 24 Sep 2014 T20
27 L Eagles v P Panthers Karachi 22 Sep 2014 T20
23 L Eagles v Wolves Rawalpindi 11 Feb 2014 T20
2 L Eagles v P Panthers Rawalpindi 10 Feb 2014 T20
4 L Eagles v Leopards Rawalpindi 7 Feb 2014 T20
2 Habib Bank v National Bnk Islamabad 27 Jan 2014 LA
40, 59 Habib Bank v National Bnk Islamabad 22 Jan 2014 FC
Profile

A gifted young left-handed opener who threatened at one stage to solve Pakistan's perennial opening conundrum, Imran Farhat had a brief spell in the Pakistan side after success with the national under-19 and A sides. Farhat also evokes Saeed Anwar but only fleetingly; he bludgeons rather than times his runs. He was rather too cavalier in his early appearances in the Test arena, and was promptly discarded after the tour to New Zealand in 2000-01. However, he tightened his game and achieved much more success in the 2003-04 season. Tempering his impressive array of shots with better defensive technique, Farhat scored a deluge of runs in the home series against South Africa and New Zealand, being involved in a record four successive hundred partnerships with Yasir Hameed in the one-day internationals against New Zealand. He also notched up his first century in both Tests and ODIs during this season, and then went on to score a vital 101 in Pakistan's victory against India in the Lahore Test. But since the India series, he has fallen away. A mediocre series at home to Sri Lanka and away to Australia saw him falter, especially with the emergence of the other left-handed opener, Salman Butt. When Pakistan included only one specialist opener in the squad for the series against England in 2005 - Butt - seemingly it confirmed that Farhat, temporarily, was out of national reckoning. But as an opener in Pakistan, you are never out of national reckoning and sure enough Farhat was back for the final Test against India, where he scored a fifty. That performance saw him on the plane to Sri Lanka and an average series. But with openers becoming as rare as dinosuars in Pakistan, he was retained for the summer tour to England, where he again produced some mixed results. Despite failures in the first two Tests, a broken finger and a spate of dropped catches, he came back to score a cavalier 91 in the final, fateful Oval Test. Runs against West Indies at home were followed by a barren patch in South Africa. A first away hundred followed by a patient half-century in the Napier Test of 2009 has set him up for a long sojourn in the Test side. His ODI career has however hit roadblocks since he was dropped after an indifferent run of scores in 2006.
Osman Samiuddin
December 2009

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Jun 10, 2013

Imran Farhat is bowled by Chris Morris, Pakistan v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, Edgbaston, June 10, 2013

Imran Farhat is bowled by Chris Morris

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May 26, 2013

Imran Farhat edges it to Kevin O'Brien at second slip, Ireland v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Dublin, May 26, 2013

Imran Farhat edges it to Kevin O'Brien at second slip

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May 23, 2013

Imran Farhat was dismissed for 9, Ireland v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dublin, May 23, 2013

Imran Farhat was dismissed for 9

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Tour Results
England v Australia at Chester-le-Street - Sep 20, 2009
England won by 4 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Nottingham - Sep 17, 2009
Australia won by 111 runs
England v Australia at Nottingham - Sep 15, 2009
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Lord's - Sep 12, 2009
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Southampton - Sep 9, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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