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Full name Inzamam-ul-Haq

Born March 3, 1970, Multan, Punjab

Current age 45 years 343 days

Major teams Pakistan, Asia XI, Faisalabad, ICC World XI, ICL Pakistan XI, Lahore Badshahs, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, United Bank Limited, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 16345 54.02 25 46 1105 48 81 0
ODIs 378 350 53 11739 137* 39.52 15812 74.24 10 83 971 144 113 0
T20Is 1 1 1 11 11* - 15 73.33 0 0 0 1 0 0
First-class 245 393 58 16785 329 50.10 45 87 172 0
List A 458 430 69 13746 157* 38.07 12 97 128 0
Twenty20 2 2 1 32 21 32.00 37 86.48 0 0 2 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 120 1 9 8 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
ODIs 378 6 58 64 3 1/0 1/0 21.33 6.62 19.3 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 245 2704 1295 38 5/80 34.07 2.87 71.1 2 0
List A 458 896 740 30 3/18 3/18 24.66 4.95 29.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jun 4-8, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore, Oct 8-12, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Nov 22, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 21, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1985/86
Last First-class Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore, Oct 8-12, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Kent v Yorkshire at Canterbury, Sep 9, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- ICL Pak XI v ICL World XI Ahmedabad 26 Nov 2008 Other T20
24 ICL Pak XI v ICL India XI Ahmedabad 24 Nov 2008 Other T20
- Lahore v ICL Hyd Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2008 Other T20
10 Lahore v ICL Hyd Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2008 Other T20
5 Lahore v ICL Hyd Ahmedabad 13 Nov 2008 Other T20
62 Lahore v Chennai Ahmedabad 10 Nov 2008 Other T20
31 Lahore v Chennai Ahmedabad 9 Nov 2008 Other T20
27* Lahore v Dhaka Ahmedabad 7 Nov 2008 Other T20
- Lahore v Chandigarh Panchkula 2 Nov 2008 Other T20
12, 1/22 Lahore v Delhi Giants Gurgaon 26 Oct 2008 Other T20

Inzamam-ul-Haq is a symbiosis of strength and subtlety. Power is no surprise, but sublime touch is remarkable for a man of his bulk. He loathes exercise and often looks a passenger in the field, but with a willow between his palms he is suddenly galvanised. He plays shots all round the wicket, is especially strong off his legs, and unleashes ferocious pulls and lofted drives. Imran Khan rates him the best batsman in the world against pace. Early on he is vulnerable playing across his front pad or groping outside off stump. He uses his feet well to the spinners, although this aggression can be his undoing. Inzi keeps a cool head in a crisis and has succeeded Javed Miandad as Pakistan's premier batsman, but his hapless running between wickets is legendary and most dangerous for his partners. There were no such problems against New Zealand at a boiling Lahore in 2001-02, when Inzamam belted 329, the second-highest Test score by a Pakistani and the tenth-highest by anyone. However, he was then dogged by poor form, scoring just 16 runs in Pakistan's ill-fated World Cup campaign in 2003. He was dropped from the team briefly, but then roared back to form, scoring a magnificent unbeaten 138 and guiding Pakistan to a thrilling one-wicket win against Bangladesh at Multan. He was rewarded with the captaincy of the team, and despite leading them to victory in the Test series in New Zealand, question-marks about his leadership qualities surfaced when Pakistan were beaten in both the Test series and the one-dayers against India. But the selectors persevered with him and this bore results when he took a team thin on bowling resources to India and drew the Test series with a rousing performance in the final Test, Inzamam's 100th. After scoring a magnificent 184, Inzamam led the team astutely on a tense final day and took Pakistan to victory. Since that day, Inzamam has gone from strength to strength as captain and premier batsman. By scoring a hundred against West Indies in June 2005, he kept up a remarkable record of matchwinning centuries, amongt the best of modern-day batsmen. A magnificent year ended with Inzamam leading his team to triumph over Ashes-winning England; personally the series was arguably his best ever. He never failed to make a fifty, scored twin centuries at Faisalabad for the first time, going past Miandad as Pakistan's leading century-maker and joining him as only the second Pakistani with 8000 Test runs. As captain, he never looked more a leader, uniting a young, inexperienced team and turning them, once again, into a force to matter globally. The turn of the year brought contemplation; he missed the Test victory over India at Karachi with a persistent back injury. The subsequent ODI thrashing also raised concerns about Inzamam as ODI captain, none of which were entirely wiped away during ODI and Test wins in Sri Lanka. Pakistan were then beaten comprehensively in the Test series in England though all was forgotten - including Inzamam's own poor form - by events at The Oval. There, Inzamam, astonishingly for a man perceived as so insouciant, became the most controversial figure in cricket for a week, leading his side off the field in protest at charges of ball tampering made by umpires Billy Doctrove and Darrell Hair. They refused to come out at first, then delayed the start before eventually forfeiting the Test, the first time in the history of the game. In Pakistan, he became a national hero, saviour of a country's pride and honour. He was banned for four ODIs and returned to lead the side to a series-win over West Indies followed by a disappointing Test series in South Africa, and then quit the one-day game after Pakistan were eliminated from the World Cup at the first hurdle, an event overshadowed by the death of Bob Woolmer. Even though he expressed his desire to be part of the Test team, Inzamam was not offered a central contract in July and, according to a few, might signal the end of his illustrious international career.

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Dec 15, 2012

New batting consultant Inzamam-ul-Haq guides Pakistan team members in a training camp, Lahore, December 15, 2012

New batting consultant Inzamam-ul-Haq guides Pakistan team members in a training camp


Nov 10, 2008

Inzamam-ul-Haq stands and delivers, Chennai Superstars v Lahore Badshahs, ICL , Ahmedabad, November 10, 2008

Inzamam-ul-Haq stands and delivers


Oct 12, 2008

Inzamam-ul-Haq was out caught behind for 19, Lahore Badshahs v Royal Bengal Tigers, ICL, Hyderabad, October 12, 2008

Inzamam-ul-Haq was out caught behind for 19


Series Results
Pakistan v India at Karachi - Feb 19, 2006
India won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Pakistan v India at Multan - Feb 16, 2006
India won by 5 wickets (with 105 balls remaining)
Pakistan v India at Lahore - Feb 13, 2006
India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Pakistan v India at Rawalpindi - Feb 11, 2006
India won by 7 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
Pakistan v India at Peshawar - Feb 6, 2006
Pakistan won by 7 runs (D/L method)
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