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Full name Muhammad Saleem Badar
Born May 16, 1953, Karachi, Sind
Current age 61 years 317 days
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 7-11, 1988 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Jan 14-18, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Oct 29, 1988 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Feb 17, 2002 scorecard|
Married with one son and three daughters.
Profession: officier with United Bank Ltd Sports Department head office.
Interests: reading, travelling.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan