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Iftikhar Anjum

01 January, 1970

He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler playing for Pakistan national team.

Full name : Rao Iftikhar Anjum
Born :December 1, 1980, Khanewal, Punjab
Current age : 25 years 315 days
Major teams :Pakistan, Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Islamabad Cricket Association
Also known as :Rao Iftikhar
Batting style :Right-hand bat
Bowling style :Right-arm medium

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   1   1   1   9   9*   -   39   23.07   0   0   2   0   0   0
ODIs   19   10   9   73   19*   73.00   123   59.34   0   0   3   0   5   0
First-class   72   114   26   1498   78   17.02         0   4         43   0
List A   55   32   14   254   39   14.11         0   0         20   0
Twenty20   6   5   2   75   24   25.00   70   107.14   0   0         0   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   1   84   62   0   -   -   -   4.42   -   0   0   0
ODIs   19   888   675   13   2/13   2/13   51.92   4.56   68.30   0   0   0
First-class   72   13286   7152   300   7/59      23.84   3.22   44.28      20   3
List A   55   2721   2050   61   4/44   4/44   33.60   4.52   44.60   1   0   0
Twenty20   6   134   161   6   1/15   1/15   26.83   7.20   22.33   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Only Test  Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy - Apr 3-7, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Multan - Sep 30, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI  England v Pakistan at Birmingham - Sep 10, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1999/00 - 2006
List A span  1998/99 - 2006
Twenty20 span  2004/05 - 2005/06

 Profile

Rao Iftikhar Anjum is another addition to Pakistan's seemingly endless production line of pace bowlers. Iftikhar, however, is more Aaqib Javed than Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis, and his outswinger is considered by many to be as effective as Aaqib's. He can bowl reverse-swing - a prerequisite for Pakistani bowlers, when the ball gets a bit rougher, with good control over his yorkers. Iftikhar has performed consistently well in the domestic circuit since making his debut three years ago, taking over 200 wickets on the generally lifeless pitches of Pakistan. It was his stellar performances in the current domestic season that brought him to national attention. Iftikhar led his team - the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited - to victory in the Patron's Trophy final against WAPDA, taking seven wickets in the first innings and ending with ten in the match. Not surprisingly, he was included in Pakistan's one-day squad for the series against India in 2004, before making his debut in the Paktel Cup seven moths later. He has since played 19 ODIs and has proved himself adept as a back-up bowler. But continuing injuries to Pakistan's frontline pacers means he remains perenially in the picture and he was rewarded with a Test debut against Sri Lanka in April 2006. Though he was expensive and wicketless, he would have been satisfied with a winning debut. With three of Pakistan's leading fast bowlers missing from the England series that summer, he was called up for the Tests but the unfortunate death of his father meant a return home and missing out on the Test series. He did return to play the final ODI at Edgbaston where he reminded everyone that despite the regular injuries suffered by Pakistan's plethora of fast bowlers, there is always another one waiting to take advantage.


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