Full name Saeed Anwar
Born September 6, 1968, Karachi, Sind
Current age 48 years 201 days
Major teams Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, United Bank Limited
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Faisalabad, Nov 23-25, 1990 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Bangladesh at Multan, Aug 29-31, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Perth, Jan 1, 1989 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Mar 4, 2003 scorecard|
|First-class span||1986/87 - 2002/03|
|List A span||1985/86 - 2002/03|
Majestic timing and placement were Saeed Anwar's hallmarks. He was an opener capable of electrifying starts in all cricket through graceful strokeplay rather than brute force. He loved driving through the off side with minimal footwork. He annihilated any bowler offering width outside off stump although he too regularly guided the ball straight into the hands of fourth slip or gully. He first came to prominence as a one-day player but soon achieved equal success in Test cricket. Anwar's fielding was weak, he was injury prone, and his footwork became less assured as his career drew to a close. Opting to take a break from the game after the death of his daughter in August 2001, he was a lesser force when he came back, though he still managed a hundred against India in the 2003 World Cup. His batting prowess on the wane, Anwar finally announced his retirement just before Pakistan's home series against Bangladesh. He held the record for the highest ODI score till Sachin Tendulkar upstaged him, and on his day he was one of the most gracefully compelling players on the international stage. Kamran Abbasi
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?