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Imam-ul-Haq
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Imam-ul-Haq

Pakistan|top-order batter
Imam-ul-Haq

INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2021

Full Name

Imam-ul-Haq

Born

December 22, 1995, Lahore, Punjab

Age

25y 116d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Playing Role

Top order batter

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TEAMS

Prodigious or privileged? Imam ul Haq answered that question emphatically right at the get-go, stopping conspiracy theorists and cynics who cried nepotism - his uncle is chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq - with a glorious start to his international career. A hundred against Sri Lanka on debut made him the second player from Pakistan to reach three figures in his first match. He followed that up with a splendid outing in Zimbabwe, where he scored three centuries and became the first player in ODI history to score four hundreds in his first nine matches.

A bespectacled, slight young man with a deferential, curious note running through his voice, Imam is a ruthless accumulator at the crease. A left-handed opening batsman descended from arguably Pakistan's greatest batsman of all time, Imam is particularly strong on the drive and off his hips. He looks to have faith in his abilities even in high-pressure moments, though he is admittedly yet to be tested in truly demanding conditions or the highest quality of opposition; he was unwittingly done a favour when he was benched for most of Pakistan's disastrous ODI tour of New Zealand at the start of 2018.

His start to Test cricket hasn't quite been as eye-catching, though an unbeaten 74 in the fourth innings of his debut match prevented Pakistan from falling to an astonishing defeat against the debuting Test nation Ireland. In the two Tests that followed in English conditions, he appeared susceptible to the moving ball - Stuart Broad dismissed him in all three innings, twice by trapping him lbw. He has the technique and level head to be able to succeed in red-ball cricket, and upcoming home tours of Australia and New Zealand provide him the perfect opportunity to make his mark as a long-term opener in both longer formats.
Danyal Rasool

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test112124857625.52104246.540359370
ODI43435196615151.73244380.47791541680
T20I220211410.502584002000
FC4987132601200*35.14589844.095142885310
List A75755308815144.11394778.2381725820160
T206865819649434.451576124.6101818636190
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test11------------
ODI43------------
T20I2------------
FC4991025811/41/1058.003.41102.00000
List A75428350---7.49-000
T2068------------
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Imam-ul-Haq pulls one away
Imam-ul-Haq raises his bat after completing his half-century
Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq run across for a single
Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam run between the wickets as Lungi Ngidi, down on his haunches, looks on
Imam-ul-Haq brought up a half-century
Imam-ul-Haq taps to the off side