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Full name Zulqarnain Haider
Born April 23, 1986, Lahore
Current age 28 years 96 days
Major teams Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, Pakistan Under-19s, Rawalpindi
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Only Test||England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Aug 6-9, 2010 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Oct 29, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC), Nov 5, 2010 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Feb 2, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Oct 27, 2010 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Pakistan Customs v Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited at Karachi, Dec 8-11, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Habib Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Lahore, Jan 14-17, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2001/02|
|Last List A||State Bank of Pakistan v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Faisalabad, Mar 14, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||National Bank of Pakistan v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Karachi, Jul 22, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4, 0c/0s||ZTBL||v Habib Bank||Lahore||14 Jan 2014||FC|
|0, 3c/0s||ZTBL||v National Bnk||Islamabad||6 Jan 2014||FC|
|1c/1s, 72, 1c/0s, 25||ZTBL||v Khan RL||Rawalpindi||29 Dec 2013||FC|
|8, 2c/0s, 27, 0c/0s||ZTBL||v PIA||Rawalpindi||21 Dec 2013||FC|
|15, 0c/0s, 1, 2c/0s||ZTBL||v United Bank||Islamabad||13 Dec 2013||FC|
|0, 3c/0s, 20, 1c/0s||ZTBL||v Port Qasim A||Sialkot||5 Dec 2013||FC|
|3c/0s, 5, 3c/0s, 8*||ZTBL||v State B of P||Rawalpindi||17 Nov 2013||FC|
|19, 2c/0s, 18*, 1c/0s||ZTBL||v Sui Gas||Islamabad||31 Oct 2013||FC|
|2c/0s, 12, 2c/0s, 5||ZTBL||v WAPDA||Islamabad||23 Oct 2013||FC|
|0c/0s||ZTBL||v National Bnk||Karachi||22 Jul 2013||T20|
There was a time when it was not at all certain that Zulqarnain Haider, a tall and lanky wicketkeeper from Lahore, would ever build on his debut, which came in a heavy loss in a Twenty20 against South Africa in February 2007. But after some good domestic results he found a place on the 2010 England tour as Kamran Akmal's understudy, and when the senior keeper's lapses became too frequent, Haider was given a Test debut at Edgbaston. He was out to his first ball feathering a catch behind, but his characterful and determined 88 in the second innings formed the basis of a fightback.
That innings was testament to his character as his road to the top has been made in difficult personal circumstances. He took part in the Under-15 World Cup in England in the summer of 2000 at the age of 13. Four years later, at the Under-19 World Cup in Dhaka, he scored a vital 23 not out from 18 balls, and claimed three catches, as Pakistan took the title in the final against West Indies.
A broken finger after his Test debut ruled him out for the remainder of the tour and then his career appeared to come to an extraordinary, and worrying, end when he fled the one-day series against South Africa in UAE for London claiming he had received death threats following the fourth ODI. He sought asylum in London fearing for his safety, but returned to Pakistan eventually in 2011.
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