Full name Rashid Khan
Born December 15, 1959, Karachi, Sind
Current age 57 years 100 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines, Public Works Department, Sind
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Mar 5-10, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Feb 9-14, 1985 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Dec 19, 1980 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Feb 24, 1985 scorecard|
|First-class span||1975/76 - 1993/94|
|List A span||1976/77 - 1993/94|
A fast-medium bowler, Rashid Khan got his international call-up against Sri Lanka in 1981-82 after a player strike left the national side without several first-choice selections. He did creditably with the ball, but made his mark with the bat, scoring 59 and 43 not out at No. 10. He was a little unfortunate to miss out on the tour of England that followed, but he was in the squad for the World Cup there in 1983. He toured Australia in 1983-84, taking 3 for 129 in his only Test appearance, and thereafter was rather pigeonholed as a one-day specialist. His final Test outing came in 1984-85 when he was flown out to New Zealand as injury cover. He continued to play first-class cricket for almost another decade, before going on to manage the Under-19 side and undertake coaching work.
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