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Saeed Anwar
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Saeed Anwar

Pakistan|Opening batter
Saeed Anwar

INTL CAREER: 1989 - 2003

Full Name

Saeed Anwar

Born

September 06, 1968, Karachi, Sind

Age

52y 282d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Opening batter

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test559124052188*45.52726555.77112553514180
ODI24724419882419439.211093880.67204393897420
FC14623271016922145.193051650
List A325319231122319437.912654640
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test55448230---2.87-000
ODI2471324219162/92/931.834.7340.30000
FC14665341293/8345.773.7872.5000
List A325858645314/394/3920.804.5127.60100
Saeed Anwar
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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