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Saeed Anwar

Pakistan|Opening Batter
Saeed Anwar
INTL CAREER: 1989 - 2003
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Full Name

Saeed Anwar


September 06, 1968, Karachi, Sind


55y 282d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Wisden overview
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

Saeed Anwar Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A325319231122319437.91--2654--640


List A325-858645314/394/3920.804.5127.6100
Saeed Anwar

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Photos of Saeed Anwar

Barry Richards and Saeed Anwar at the nets
Saeed Anwar portrait, 2003
Saeed Anwar crosses the Indo-Pakistani border at the Wagah border post
Saeed Anwar - Portrait 2003
Saeed Anwar leaves the field with team mate Yousuf Youhana and Andy Flower for a rain stoppage
Tatenda Taibu watches the ball fly away from the bat of Saeed Anwar