Full name Asad Rauf
Born May 12, 1956, Lahore, Punjab
Current age 60 years 255 days
Major teams Lahore, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Universities
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class span||1977/78 - 1990/91|
|List A span||1980/81 - 1991/92|
|Test debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Jan 6-10, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 14-18, 2013 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Feb 16, 2000 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 10, 2013 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v West Indies at Pallekele, Oct 1, 2012 scorecard|
Asad Rauf was a right-hand batsman who enjoyed a solid if unspectacular career in the 1980s, which his best season coming in 1986-87 when he made 672 runs at 35.36, including one hundred and five fifties. But he lost form the following season and played little first-class cricket thereafter. His career as an umpire really started in 1998 when he made his first-class debut, and in 2000 he stood in his first ODI. He was elevated to the ODI panel in 2004 and officiated in his first Test the following year. In April 2006 he was appointed to the ICC Elite Panel.
Martin Williamson April 2006
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