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Full name Taslim Arif Abbasi
Born May 1, 1954, Karachi, Sind
Died March 13, 2008, Karachi, Sind (aged 53 years 317 days)
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, National Bank of Pakistan, Sind
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Jan 29-Feb 3, 1980 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v West Indies at Faisalabad, Dec 8-12, 1980 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 21, 1980 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Dec 19, 1980 scorecard|
|List A span||1974-1990|
Taslim Arif made his Pakistan debut as a batsman - when he ground out 90 and 46 against India at Calcutta in 1979-80 - but had the gloves for the rest of his Test career. In his third Test, against Australia the same winter, Taslim made a mighty seven-hour 210 not out, the highest score by a wicketkeeper in a Test Andy Flower made 232 not out in 2000-01. But with Wasim Bari a vastly superior gloveman, Taslim only played six Tests; he ended with a batting average of 62.62. He was a surprising signing for World Series Cricket's second season - uncapped and hardly a household name. Taslim died aged 53 from a lung infection.
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