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Asim Kamal
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Asim Kamal

Pakistan
Asim Kamal

INTL CAREER: 2003 - 2005

Full Name

Mohammad Asim Kamal

Born

May 31, 1976, Karachi, Sind

Age

45y 16d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Wisden overview
A left-hander of more obduracy than flair, Asim Kamal is the sort of batsman who can bind the middle order together, allowing others to bat around him. He is typically minimalist, particularly well equipped with a fluid cover-drive, but his meat and drink are nudged singles and patient spells of batting. After five seasons of domestic cricket, Kamal finally made his Test debut against South Africa, at the relatively ripe age of 27. Like so many others of late, Kamal was impressive in his first match, missing out on a hundred by just one run. Coming back into side for the Tests against India, Kamal continued to impress. In a series where most of Pakistan's batsmen gained notoriety for throwing their wickets away, Kamal showed rare discipline and composure, batting well with the tail to score two half-centuries. He further consolidated his reputation as a gritty customer during Pakistan's 2005 tour of India, scoring 91 in the first innings of the first Test. His safe catching at gully came in handy on several occasions on the same tour. However, his consistency slipped in the following months and he spent a three-year exile from the squad. He was the subject of contentious debate among several selection committees and captains before finally earning a recall during the home series against Sri Lanka in 2009. S Rajesh (March 2009)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test122017179937.73151847.23081046100
FC13421721668316434.091142940
List A363148506331.4806121
T208711514925.16111136.030018340
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test12------------
FC1341359521/647.504.2267.5000
List A3612300---15.00-000
T208------------
Asim Kamal, portrait, December 2004
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Photos


Asim Kamal opens up at the nets
Matthew Hoggard successfully appeals for Asim Kamal's wicket
Asim Kamal celebrates his excellent diving catch to dismiss Kevin Pietersen
Asim Kamal takes an excellent diving catch to dismiss Kevin Pietersen
Asim Kamal pushes one to the off side
While most Pakistan batsmen could not battle the accuracy and aggression of Anil Kumble, one man, Asim Kamal, who is having a very good tour of India, stood amidst the ruins once again and compiled a stroke-filled fifty.