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Iftikhar Anjum      

Full name Rao Iftikhar Anjum

Born December 1, 1980, Khanewal, Punjab

Current age 34 years 25 days

Major teams Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Islamabad Cricket Association, Surrey

Also known as Rao Iftikhar

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Rao Iftikhar Anjum
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 1 9 9* - 39 23.07 0 0 2 0 0 0
ODIs 62 34 19 234 32 15.60 378 61.90 0 0 15 3 10 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 142 211 51 2556 78 15.97 0 5 73 0
List A 125 73 33 506 39 12.65 0 0 28 0
Twenty20 29 18 10 110 24 13.75 116 94.82 0 0 5 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 84 62 0 - - - 4.42 - 0 0 0
ODIs 62 60 2960 2430 77 5/30 5/30 31.55 4.92 38.4 2 1 0
T20Is 2 2 48 67 1 1/34 1/34 67.00 8.37 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 142 23813 12613 523 7/59 24.11 3.17 45.5 30 4
List A 125 6035 4749 157 5/30 5/30 30.24 4.72 38.4 3 1 0
Twenty20 29 29 608 748 32 4/16 4/16 23.37 7.38 19.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Apr 3-5, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Multan, Sep 30, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Jan 31, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 2, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class United Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Karachi, Dec 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Habib Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Lahore, Jan 19, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Islamabad Leopards v Multan Tigers at Lahore, Dec 7, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/37, 4, 0/29, 32 ZTBL v United Bank Karachi 13 Dec 2014 FC
1, 2/62, 10 ZTBL v National Bnk Karachi 6 Dec 2014 FC
2/84, 4, 0/23, 5* ZTBL v Sui Gas Islamabad 24 Nov 2014 FC
2/68, 5, 8* ZTBL v Port Qasim A Islamabad 18 Nov 2014 FC
0, 1/51, 17*, 0/29 ZTBL v Tigers Multan 12 Nov 2014 FC
2/21, 33, 2/75 ZTBL v P Panthers Peshawar 6 Nov 2014 FC
6*, 1/51, 25, 4/52 ZTBL v R Rams Rawalpindi 30 Oct 2014 FC
0, 0/19 ZTBL v Habib Bank Lahore 19 Jan 2014 LA
1/49, 0* ZTBL v National Bnk Islamabad 11 Jan 2014 LA
9, 1/40 ZTBL v National Bnk Islamabad 6 Jan 2014 FC
Profile

Rao Iftikhar Anjum is another addition to Pakistan's seemingly endless production line of pace bowlers. Iftikhar, however, is more Aaqib Javed than Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis, and his outswinger is considered by many to be as effective as Aaqib's. He can bowl reverse-swing - a prerequisite for Pakistani bowlers, when the ball gets a bit rougher, with good control over his yorkers. Iftikhar has performed consistently well in the domestic circuit since making his debut three years ago, taking over 200 wickets on the generally lifeless pitches of Pakistan. It was his stellar performances in the current domestic season that brought him to national attention. Iftikhar led his team - the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited - to victory in the Patron's Trophy final against WAPDA, taking seven wickets in the first innings and ending with ten in the match. Not surprisingly, he was included in Pakistan's one-day squad for the series against India in 2004, before making his debut in the Paktel Cup seven moths later. He has since proved himself adept as a back-up bowler. But continuing injuries to Pakistan's frontline pacers means he remains perenially in the picture and he was rewarded with a Test debut against Sri Lanka in April 2006. Though he was expensive and wicketless, he would have been satisfied with a winning debut. With three of Pakistan's leading fast bowlers missing from the England series that summer, he was called up for the Tests but the unfortunate death of his father meant a return home and missing out on the Test series. And due to the regular injuries suffered by Pakistan's plethora of fast bowlers, he remains a permanent part of Pakistan's wider plans. He was part of the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 as well as the home series against South Africa that followed.
Osman Samiuddin October 2007

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Apr 11, 2010

Rao Iftikhar Anjum has arrived in England for his spell with Surrey, The Oval, April 11, 2010

Rao Iftikhar Anjum has arrived in England for his spell with Surrey

© PA Photos

Aug 7, 2009

Thilan Thushara is cleaned up by Iftikhar Anjum, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 4th ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, August 7, 2009

Thilan Thushara is cleaned up by Iftikhar Anjum

© AFP

Aug 7, 2009

Iftikhar Anjum picked up a five-for, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 4th ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, August 7, 2009

Iftikhar Anjum picked up a five-for

© Associated Press

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