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Zulfiqar Babar
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Zulfiqar Babar

Pakistan|bowler
Zulfiqar Babar

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2016

Full Name

Zulfiqar Babar

Born

December 10, 1978, Okara, Punjab

Age

42y 123d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

A left-arm spinner with plenty of experience, Zulfiqar Babar had to wait more than ten years since his first-class debut to finally get a Test match. When he finally played against South Africa in the Test series in the UAE in 2013, he had already taken 309 first-class wickets at an average of 20.36.

Babar hails from Okara, a small town 85 miles away from Lahore, and is the first from the town to play for Pakistan in 65 years. The lack of top-class facilities, though, didn't diminish his hunger or ambition. Despite not breaking through to the national team earlier, Babar made sure his name was always in the reckoning by consistently being among the wickets. In the 2009-10 Quaid-e-Azam tournament, he took 69 wickets at 16.42. A national call-up didn't come about then, but the selectors couldn't look away when he took 93 first-class wickets in 13 games in the 2012-13 season, at an average of 17.04. He sealed his case when he took 6 for 22 in a practice game between Pakistan Chief Ministers XI and Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman's XI in October 2013.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test152844782129545/748/23339.422.8582.90220
ODI5529424642/522/5261.505.0273.50000
T20I77156185123/233/2315.417.1113.00000
FC108261001190250910/14323.382.7351.2022336
List A9696507837581196/106/1031.574.4442.60520
T209594215823451034/154/1522.766.5120.90400
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test151891445616.0020769.560115440
ODI5533514*17.504087.5002100
T20I7332713*-27100002110
FC1081472419378915.7407410
List A96612664752*18.4801250
T2095362019220*12.00180106.6600109230
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Southern PNJ vs Central PNJB02/151 & 0/8302-Dec-2019KarachiFC
SPNJB 2nd XI vs Khyber 2-XI25/56 & 3/9026-Nov-2019KarachiOTHER
SPNJB 2nd XI vs Centr 2nd XI14/12020-Nov-2019BahawalpurOTHER
SPNJB 2nd XI vs Sindh 2nd XI17*3/84 & 2/4014-Nov-2019KarachiOTHER
SPNJB 2nd XI vs North 2nd XI--4/10309-Nov-2019BahawalpurOTHER

Photos


Zulfiqar Babar unsuccessfully appeals for lbw against Marlon Samuels
Samit Patel was lbw to his first ball
Zulfiqar Babar struck twice in his first spell
Zulfiqar Babar bowls Jonny Bairstow on the third morning
Misbah-ul-Haq leaps into Zulfiqar Babar's arms
Zulfiqar Babar appeals for James Anderson's wicket