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Full name Umar Amin
Born October 16, 1989, Rawalpindi, Punjab
Current age 25 years 63 days
Major teams Pakistan, Federal Areas, Federal Areas Leopards, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Pakistan Under-19s, Port Qasim Authority, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 13-16, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Aug 6-9, 2010 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Jun 15, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 12, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown, Jul 27, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 5, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Rawalpindi v Pakistan International Airlines at Rawalpindi, Nov 13-16, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||National Bank of Pakistan v Port Qasim Authority at Karachi, Dec 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Pakistan Cricket Board XI v South Africans at Lahore, Oct 16, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 12, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Rawalpindi Rams v Quetta Bears at Lahore, Oct 5, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 5, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/22, 2, 81||Port Qasim A||v National Bnk||Karachi||13 Dec 2014||FC|
|0/0, 60||Port Qasim A||v Sui Gas||Karachi||6 Dec 2014||FC|
|57, 0/17, 24*||Port Qasim A||v United Bank||Lahore||30 Nov 2014||FC|
|1, 0/11, 50||Port Qasim A||v WAPDA||Lahore||24 Nov 2014||FC|
|58, 2/13, 1/37||Port Qasim A||v ZTBL||Islamabad||18 Nov 2014||FC|
|0, 15, 1/34||Port Qasim A||v Leopards||Islamabad||12 Nov 2014||FC|
|0/51, 11, 1*||Port Qasim A||v Lahore Lions||Lahore||6 Nov 2014||FC|
|48, 0/2, 96, 1/25||Port Qasim A||v P Panthers||Peshawar||30 Oct 2014||FC|
|5, 2/18, 1||Port Qasim A||v R Rams||Rawalpindi||24 Oct 2014||FC|
|103, 29||Port Qasim A||v Tigers||Multan||18 Oct 2014||FC|
Since 2007, the left-handed Umar Amin has been among the most-talked about batting prospects for a future middle order without Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf, even if he prefers opening himself. Function and efficiency win out over grace and style, but there is little doubting his methods have been effective and can be doubly so in future.
He has worked his way up diligently and steadily from Rawalpindi's junior ranks under the watchful gazes of Sabih Azhar and, later, Mansoor Rana, his national U19 coach. By the time he made his first-class debut in November 2007 expectations had already heightened: a patient 89 against a handy PIA attack did nothing to dampen them. Since then he has chipped away at whatever level and venue he has been given a chance in: U19 and A tours around the world and domestically. The results prompted a call-up into Pakistan's ODI side for the 2010 Asia Cup, though the suspicion remained that it was the wrong format: a Test debut in the Lord's Test soon after, however, seemed a more fitting reward.
It was a short first stint at the international level though and after a handful of Tests and ODIs, he was back in the domestic circuit. After some strong performances in the President's Trophy in 2012-13, where he finished as the top scorer and also hit a 281 against Habib Bank Ltd, he was recalled to the national squad for the 2013 Champions Trophy in England.
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