Full name Saleem Jaffar
Born November 19, 1962, Karachi, Sind
Current age 54 years 62 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, United Bank Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 20-25, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Jan 2-7, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Peshawar, Oct 17, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Nov 11, 1990 scorecard|
|First-class span||1983/84 - 1995/96|
|List A span||1982/83 - 1994/95|
A tall fast bowler, Saleem Jaffar made an impression from the off. He took 5 for 11 on his first-class debut in 1983-84, and in 1985-86 finished the season with 80 wickets at 19. His international call-up was no surprise, and he made both Test and ODI debuts against West Indies that season. His tour of England in 1987 was ended by injury, and when he returned for the World Cup later that year he suffered a terrible mauling by Australia. Against England at Karachi in 1987-88 he took five wickets , winning selection for the tour of the Caribbean that followed. That was followed by his best outing, against New Zealand at Wellington in 1988-89, where he took match figures of 8 for 134, including his only Test five-for. That was the real issue - he wan't penetrative enough - and his career fizzled out.
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