|Kamran Akmal ( Wicketkeeper )|
Kamran Akmal born 13 January 1982 in Lahore is a Pakistani cricketer who has played 40 Test matches and 94 ODIs for Pakistan.Kamran Akmal made his first-class debut at the age of 15 as a useful wicketkeeper and a hard-hitting opening batsman. A string of good performances earned him a spot for Pakistan A in 2002, and after impressing against Sri Lanka A he won selection for the Zimbabwe tour in preference to the veteran Moin Khan.
He was not expected to play in the Tests, but made his debut and chipped in with a handy 38 at Harare - when Rashid Latif suffered a recurrence of a long-standing back injury. Initially his opportunities were limited, most of his matches coming when Latif or Moin were unavailable. He was the replacement when Latif was suspended for five one-dayers against Bangladesh, and then again when Moin was injured for the last two Tests against India.
Akmal became Pakistan's first-choice wicketkeeper. He...More
|Younis Khan ( Batsman )|
A middle-order batsman, Younis Khan is fearless, as befits his Pathan ancestry. He plays with a flourish and is especially strong in the arc from backward point to extra cover. He is prone to getting down on one knee and driving extravagantly. But this flamboyance is coupled with grit. His main weaknesses are playing away from the body and leaving straight balls.
Younis was one of the few batsmen who retained his place in the team after Pakistan's disastrous World Cup campaign in 2003, but lost it soon after due to a string of poor scores in the home series against Bangladesh and South Africa. He came back for the one-day series against India, but failed to cement a place in the Test side. He is among the better fielders in Pakistan and he took a world-record four catches in one innings as substitute during Pakistan's demolition of Bangladesh in the 2001-02 Asian Test Championship.
|Salman Butt ( Batsman )|
Salman Butt was born October 7, 1984 in Lahore, Pakistan.He is a Pakistani cricketer who regularly opens the batting for his national side in both Test and ODI matches. He made his Test debut on September 3, 2003 in the 3rd test against Bangladesh, and a year later made his ODI debut against West Indies on September 22, 2004....More
|Shoaib Malik ( Batsman )|
Shoaib Malik born 1 February 1982 in Sialkot is a Pakistani cricket player. He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh.Malik was ranked second, behind teammate Shahid Afridi, in the ICC ODI all-rounder rankings in June 2008.Shoaib Malik is an upcoming off-break bowler for Pakistan. His bowling action is exactly like Saqlain Mushtaq. He is also a brilliant fielder.
Short of wicketkeeping, there are few roles that have passed Shoaib Malik by on the cricket field. He has batted in every position in ODIs since his debut in 1999. He began at Test level batting in the lower-order and was even used as an opener. As an offspinner in the modern mould, everything about his bowling, from short-stepping run-up to the doosra, bear striking similarities with Saqlain Mushtaq . And the action isn't clean enough - he has been reported twice at international level - once in October 2004 ...More
|Abdul Razzaq ( Batsman )|
Abdul Razzaq born November 14, 1971 in Bellingen, New South Wales is a Pakistani cricketer team.Abdul Razzaq was once rapid enough to open the bowling and remains composed enough to bat anywhere, though he is discovering that the lower-order suits him nicely. His bowling - the reason he was first noticed - is characterised by a galloping approach, accuracy, and reverse-swing. But it is his batting that is more likely to win matches. He boasts a prodigious array of strokes and is particularly strong driving through cover and mid-off off both front and back foot. He has two gears: block or blast. Cut off the big shots and Razzaq gets bogged down, although patience is his virtue as he demonstrated in a match-saving fifty against India in Mohali in 2005. Just prior to that he had also played a bewilderingly slow innings in Australia, scoring four runs in over two hours. When the occasion demands it though, as ODIs often do, he can still slog with the best of them: Englan...More
|Shahid Afridi ( Batsman )|
Shahid Khan Afridi born 1 March 1980 in Khyber Agency popularly known as Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer currently playing for the Pakistani national team in the international circuit. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya in Nairobi and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia at Karachi. He is known for his aggressive batting style, and currently holds the highest career strike rate in the history of international cricket. In a recent survey, Afridi was named as the most popular cricketer in Pakistan.He also holds the record for the fastest one day century which he made in his debut innings, as well as scoring 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI.
Shahid Afridi is the maddest of mad maxes. A flamboyant allrounder introduced to international cricket as a 16-year-old legspinner, he surprised everyone but himself by pinch-hitting the fastest one-day hundred in his maide...More
|Umar Gul ( Bowler )|
Umar Gul was born 14 April 1984 in Peshawar. He is a Pakistani cricketer who has played Test matches One Day Internationals for Pakistan as a specialist fast bowler.A fast bowler of growing repute, Umar Gul is the latest in Pakistan's assembly-line of pace-bowling talent. He had played just nine first-class matches when called up for national duty in the wake of Pakistan's poor 2003 World Cup. On the flat tracks of Sharjah, Gul performed admirably, maintaining excellent discipline and getting appreciable outswing with the new ball.
Gul isn't in the Shoaib Akhtar category in terms of pace, but his exceptional control and ability to extract seam movement marks him out. Further, his height enables him to extract bounce on most surfaces and from his natural back of a length, it is a useful trait. His first big moment in his career came in the Lahore Test against India in 2003-04. Unfazed by a daunting batting line-up, Gul tore through the Indian t...More
|Iftikhar Anjum ( Batsman, Bowler )|
Rao Iftikhar Anjum born 1 December 1980 in Khanewal is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. Rao can be recognised by his unnaturally slim build and his "puffing" bowling action.With a bowling action similar to that of Glenn McGrath, he took more than 200 wickets in Pakistani cricketing competition, before being added to the Pakistani national team, having taken ten wickets in the Patron's Trophy Final in 2004.
Iftikhar was included in the Pakistani team for the one-day series against India and made his Paktel Cup debut seven months later. He was included in the Pakistani squad to the 2007 Cricket World Cup. He played three games, and took 5 wickets, despite a decent haul, his inability to bowl at the death stood out. With the re-emergence of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif, chances for Iftikhar Anjum seemed to be few and far between from now on barring injury to any of the other majo...More
|Yasir Arafat ( Batsman )|
Yasir Arafat Satti was born 12 March 1982 in Rawalpindi. He is a Pakistani cricketer. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace.Yasir Arafat is an all-rounder of typically Pakistani ethos ideal for ODI cricket but also you suspect capable of occasionally critical feats in Test matches, though he is yet to play one. He is useful as a lower-order plunderer.
His type of straight, full, skiddy bowling courtesy a slingy action accounted for Andrew Flintoff's wicket at an ODI in Karachi in December 2005. It has also helped him to nine wickets against England in a warm-up game earlier during the same series and it once accounted for five wickets in six balls in a domestic game in December 2004 (four of the five were either leg-before or bowled), a feat performed by only three other bowlers. He can generate pace and when conditions are helpful and swing.
He has good experience of English conditions having played leag...More
|Ahmed Shehzad ( Batsman )|
Ahmed Shehzad born 23 November 1991 in Lahore is a Pakistani cricketer. He plays domestic cricket for Habib Bank Limited. He made his one-day international debut for Pakistan on 24 April 2009 against Australia.Ahmed Shehzad aims to be an aggressive batsman like Ricky Ponting, and he is well on his way if his top-order performances for Pakistan Under-19s are any indication. Shehzad made his first-class debut in January 2007, just two months after his 15th birthday, and has since established himself as an opening batsman for the U-19 team. His 167 in the same year helped Pakistan chase down a stiff 342 in the first Youth Test against England in Derby. He backed that up with impressive performances at home, scoring 315 runs - with a highest of 105 - as Australia Under-19s were thrashed 5-0. Another century followed in the Youth Test against Bangladesh, and he carried that form into the triangular tournament in Sri Lanka in 2008, which Pakistan won. He made it to the Pak...More
|Fawad Alam ( All-Rounder )|
Fawad Alam born 8 October 1985 in Karachi is a Pakistani cricketer. He is primarily a left-handed batsman but bowls handy slow left-arm orthodox. His father Tariq had a long first class career in Pakistan.Making his first class debut at the age of 17, Fawad played with Pakistan Customs and Karachi. He impressed enough to be selected to play in the U-19 World Cup, which Pakistan won.Fawad starred in the 2006-07 domestic season, finishing as the fifth highest run scorer in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. He took a 5 wicket haul in the Twenty20 Cup final which earned him Man of the Match and was also named Man of the Series, Best Batsman and Best Bowler.
After Pakistan's disappointing World Cup campaign, Alam was drafted into a 16 man squad for a One Day International series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. His debut in the 3rd ODI was one to forget, he was caught and bowled by Dilhara Fernando for a first ball duck.His second One-day International was a...More
|Misbah-ul-Haq ( Batsman )|
Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi born May 28, 1974 is a Pakistani cricketer. Misbah is known for his cool headed batting especially under pressure.An orthodox batsman with reasonable technique, Misbah-ul-Haq caught the eye with his unflappable temperament in the tri-nation one-day tournament in Nairobi in 2002, scoring two fifties in three innings, including one in the final against Australia. But before Pakistan could hail him as a possible middle-order mainstay, Misbah's form slumped - he didn't manage a single 20-plus score in three Tests against Australia and was duly dumped.
Misbah had not represented Pakistan for about three years, a run-filled domestic season, followed by club cricket in England, and Inzamam's retirement from ODIs prompted the board to award Misbah a central contract in July 2007. A month later, he was surprisingly picked, ahead of Mohammad Yousuf, for the 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa. ...More
|Mohammad Aamer ( Bowler )|
Mohammad Aamer was born 13 April 1992.He is a Pakistani left-arm fast bowler, hailing from Gujjar Khan, Punjab. He is a highly thought of young prospect, making his international debut at the age of just 17 shortly after being named in the Pakistani 2009 World T20 Squad, the youngest player to be competing in the tournament.His debut was against India, where he recorded figures of 1-18 in his three over spell. He is mainly noted for his whippy action which generates notably quick pace and swing, glimpses of which was seen on his debut....More
|Saeed Ajmal ( Bowler )|
Saeed Ajmal was born 14 October 1977 in Faisalabad. He is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-arm off-spin bowler who also uses the Doosra to good effect.Ajmal has played for Faisalabad since his debut in 1995 at the age of 18, also representing Khan Research Laboratories and occasionally Islamabad. After a successful season in 2007–08 for Khan Research Laboratories, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2008 Asia Cup. He made his debut against India, taking the wicket of Yusuf Pathan in an eight-wicket victory, before taking two wickets in a ten-wicket victory over Bangladesh, although the team had no chance of progressing to the competition's final....More
|Shahzaib Hasan ( Wicket Keeper )|
Shahzaib Hasan was born December 25, 1989 inKarachi, Sind Pakistan.He is a Pakistani cricketer. Has yet to appear for Pakistan.Scored 61 off 32 balls for Karachi Zebras v Hyderabad Hawks at Lahore in a Royal Bank of Scotland Twenty20 Cup match in 2008.Made his maiden List A Limited Overs in March this year with 111 off 124 balls for Karachi Zebras v Lahore Eagles at Lahore.Scored 156 for Karachi Blues v Lahore Ravi at Karachi in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match in January this year....More
|Sohail Tanvir ( All-Rounder )|
Sohail Tanvir born December 12, 1984 in Rawalpindi. He is a Pakistani cricketer, who has gained repute for his unorthodox left arm bowling action and particularly for the success it has gained him in the twenty20 format of the game.The Rawalpindi born allrounder made his first-class debut against Peshawar in October 2004 but failed to impress with bat or ball. However, in his second match, against Multan, Sohail Tanvir scored an unbeaten 97 while taking three wickets but has played only 17 first-class matches since (a total of 19 in three seasons).
Tanvir has established himself as a batting allrounder and his unbeaten 124 (his second first-class century) in the Pentangular Cup 2007 match against Sind further established that point. He also represented Pakistan Academy on their tour of Bangladesh and his fine all-round performance on that tour and against Australia A in the ODI series at home prompted the selectors to name him as Shoaib Akhtar...More