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Friday, 23 March 2012

Abdul Razzaq Cricketer

Biography 
Abdul Razzaq (born December 2, 1979, Lahore, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer and member of the national team since 1996. Razzaq is an all-rounder, a talented right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.

He burst onto the world cricket scene in November 1996 when he made his one-day international debut against the touring Zimbabweans at his home ground in Lahore a month short of his seventeenth birthday.

He had to wait just over three years to make his Test debut for Pakistan, eventually doing so against Australia in Brisbane in November 1999.

Early in his career Razzaq was compared to former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan – arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time – although his performances at international level have seen him fail to live up to this billing.

Razzaq was involved in the ACC Asian XI that took on the ICC World XI in the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January 2005. As of May 2005 Razzaq remains an integral part of Pakistan’s Test and one-day squads and is considered especially vital in the ODI team, where his all-round skills make him an important asset to the squad.

He has played at English county level for Middlesex and has the rare distinction of being one of very few cricketers to have batted in all eleven batting positions in one-day international cricket.

Teams
International
Pakistan (current)

ACC Asian XI
Pakistani first-class
Lahore (current)
Khan Research Labs

Pakistan International Airlines
English county
Middlesex

Career bests

Tests

Test Debut: vs Australia, Brisbane, 1999/2000
Latest Test: vs India, Bangalore, 2004/05
Razzaq’s best Test batting score of 134 was made against Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2001/02
His best Test bowling figures of 5 for 35 came against Sri Lanka, Karachi, 2004/05

One-day internationals

ODI Debut: vs Zimbabwe, Lahore, 1996/97
Latest ODI: vs West Indies, Gros Islet, 2004/05
Razzaq’s best ODI batting score of 112 was made against South Africa, Port Elizabeth, 2002/03
His best ODI bowling figures of 6 for 35 came against Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2001/02
First-class
Razzaq’s best first-class batting score is 203 not out
His best first-class bowling figures are 7 for 51

List A Limited Overs
Razzaq’s best List A batting score is 112
His best List A bowling figures are 6 for 35

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