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Iftikhar Anjum
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Iftikhar Anjum

Pakistan
Iftikhar Anjum

INTL CAREER: 2004 - 2010

Full Name

Rao Iftikhar Anjum

Born

December 01, 1980, Khanewal, Punjab

Age

40y 159d

Also Known As

Rao Iftikhar

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Rao Iftikhar Anjum is another addition to Pakistan's seemingly endless production line of pace bowlers. Iftikhar, however, is more Aaqib Javed than Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis, and his outswinger is considered by many to be as effective as Aaqib's. He can bowl reverse-swing - a prerequisite for Pakistani bowlers, when the ball gets a bit rougher, with good control over his yorkers. Iftikhar has performed consistently well in the domestic circuit since making his debut three years ago, taking over 200 wickets on the generally lifeless pitches of Pakistan. It was his stellar performances in the current domestic season that brought him to national attention. Iftikhar led his team - the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited - to victory in the Patron's Trophy final against WAPDA, taking seven wickets in the first innings and ending with ten in the match. Not surprisingly, he was included in Pakistan's one-day squad for the series against India in 2004, before making his debut in the Paktel Cup seven moths later. He has since proved himself adept as a back-up bowler. But continuing injuries to Pakistan's frontline pacers means he remains perenially in the picture and he was rewarded with a Test debut against Sri Lanka in April 2006. Though he was expensive and wicketless, he would have been satisfied with a winning debut. With three of Pakistan's leading fast bowlers missing from the England series that summer, he was called up for the Tests but the unfortunate death of his father meant a return home and missing out on the Test series. And due to the regular injuries suffered by Pakistan's plethora of fast bowlers, he remains a permanent part of Pakistan's wider plans. He was part of the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 as well as the home series against South Africa that followed.
Osman Samiuddin October 2007

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test11199*-3923.07002000
ODI6234192343215.6037861.9000153100
T20I2-------------
FC1422115125567815.9705730
List A12874335103912.4300290
T202918101102413.7511694.82005050
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1284620---4.42-000
ODI626029602430775/305/3031.554.9238.40210
T20I22486711/341/3467.008.3748.00000
FC14223813126135237/5924.113.1745.50304
List A128615548811595/305/3030.694.7538.70310
T202929608748324/164/1623.377.3819.00100
Iftikhar Anjum portrait
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
ZTBL vs Sui Northern--1/4627-Jan-2015KarachiList A
ZTBL vs R Rams40/2825-Jan-2015KarachiList A
ZTBL vs K Dolphins--1/5821-Jan-2015KarachiList A
ZTBL vs United Bank4 & 321/37 & 0/2913-Dec-2014KarachiFC
ZTBL vs National Bnk1 & 102/6206-Dec-2014KarachiFC

Photos


Rao Iftikhar Anjum has arrived in England for his spell with Surrey
Thilan Thushara is cleaned up by Iftikhar Anjum
Iftikhar Anjum picked up a five-for
Iftikhar Anjum sent back Kumar Sangakkara
Iftikhar Anjum, player portrait
Shane Watson gears up to smash Iftikhar Anjum through the off side