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Full name Rana Majid Haq Khan
Born February 11, 1983, Paisley, Renfrewshire
Current age 32 years 45 days
Major teams Scotland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Cousin - RO Hussain
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v Scotland at Dhaka, Dec 17, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v Scotland at Nelson, Mar 5, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Pakistan v Scotland at Durban, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Netherlands v Scotland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Scotland v Netherlands at Aberdeen, Jun 11-13, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Ireland v Scotland at Dublin, Sep 11-14, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||2003|
|Last List A||Bangladesh v Scotland at Nelson, Mar 5, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Pakistan v Scotland at Durban, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Papua New Guinea v Scotland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 29, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 0/49||Scotland||v Bangladesh||Nelson||5 Mar 2015||ODI # 3624|
|31, 1/45||Scotland||v Afghanistan||Dunedin||26 Feb 2015||ODI # 3614|
|1/51, 15||Scotland||v England||Christchurch||23 Feb 2015||ODI # 3611|
|0, 1/21||Scotland||v New Zealand||Dunedin||17 Feb 2015||ODI # 3604|
|1/66, 0||Scotland||v West Indies||Sydney||12 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|3/9||Scotland||v Ireland||Sydney||10 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|-||Scotland||v Ireland||Dubai (CA)||19 Jan 2015||ODI # 3584|
|-||Scotland||v Afghanistan||Abu Dhabi||14 Jan 2015||ODI # 3576|
|10*, 1/42||Scotland||v Ireland||Dubai (DSC)||12 Jan 2015||ODI # 3575|
|2/43||Scotland||v Wellington||Lincoln||20 Oct 2014||Other OD|
In September 2014, Majid Haq passed 200 caps for Scotland before his 32nd birthday. He became only the second Scot to reach the landmark, after Craig Wright, and their most capped player in ODI cricket. Haq immediately celebrated by taking his maiden ODI five-wicket haul in a victory over Ireland. It was fitting reward for more than a decade's sterling service, during which Haq has established himself as one of the craftiest spinners beyond the Test world. He has performed reliably during Scotland's limited matches against Test opposition, taking 4-28 in a narrow defeat to the West Indies in 2007.
Born in Paisley in the west Lowlands, Haq is of Pakistani descent. He grew up playing with his cousin, Omer Hussain, who also had a brief Scotland career. Haq's promise was immediately recognised, and he played for a number of Scottish age-group sides before making his full debut at the age of 20.
An aggressive left-handed batsman, Haq was used as a pinch-hitter by Scotland in 2006/07 but, while he made three half-centuries opening, he struggled in the role in the 2007 World Cup. He has since reverted to being a useful lower-order batsman, and hit his maiden first-class century in the Intercontinental Cup match against the Netherlands in 2011.
For much of his career Haq has battled weight issues, and fitness concerns are seen as a reason why he has never earned a county contract, although Warwickshire were interested in signing him in 2008. But he has benefited from Cricket Scotland introducing professional contracts, and has been a full-time cricketer since 2010. Haj is a graduate of the University of Paisley, where he studied Accountancy.
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