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Pakistani cricketer

Inzamam-ul-Haq in 2005
Personal Information
Born (1970-03-03) March 3rd, 1970 (age 50)
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
BeatRight handed
bowlingSlow left arm orthodoxy
RelationshipsImam-ul-Haq (nephew)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 124)June 4, 1992 against England
Last testOctober 5, 2007 against South Africa
ODI debut (Cap 158)November 22, 1991 against West Indies
Last ODIMarch 21, 2007 against Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no.8
T20I only (cap 2)28 August 2006 against England
Information on the domestic team
1988/89–1996/97United Bank Limited
2001/02National Bank of Pakistan
2006/07Water and Energy Development Authority
2007/08–2008/09Hyderabad heroes
2007/08–2008/09Lahore Badshahs
Career statistics
Runs scored8,83011,73916,78513,746
Batting average49.6039.5250.1038.04
100s / 50s25/4610/8345/8712/97
best result329137*329157*
Balls rolled9582,704896
Bowling average21.3333.2024.66
5 wickets in innings020
10 wickets in the game000
Best bowling1/05/803/18
Catches / stumps81/–113/–172/–128/–

Syed Inzamam-ul-Haq (Urdu: انضمام الحق;

pronunciation(Help the info) born March 3, 1970), also known as Inciis a Pakistani cricket coach and former Pakistani cricketer.

He was the leading runs scorer for Pakistan in one-day internationals and the third highest runs scorer for Pakistan in test cricket. He is the only Pakistani batsman to score 20,000 runs in the international cricket arena. From 2003 to 2007 he was the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team. In addition to being a prolific hitter, he also played gently with his left arm on occasion.

Inzamam became famous in the 1992 World Cricket Championship semifinals. He remained one of the team's leading batsmen in both test and ODI cricket throughout the decade. In 2003 he was appointed captain of the team. His tenure as captain ended after Pakistan's early exit from the 2007 World Cricket Championship. Inzamam retired from international cricket in 2007 after the second friendly against South Africa, trailing three runs behind Javed Miandad as Pakistan's leading runscorer in test cricket. After retiring, he joined the Indian Cricket League and was the captain of the Hyderabad Heroes in the opening edition of the Twenty20 competition. In the second edition of the ICL, he led the Lahore Badshahs, a team made up entirely of Pakistani cricketers.

Inzamam-ul-Haq is a prominent member of the Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary organization, and remains an influential figure in Pakistani cricket.

In April 2016 he was named Chief Selector of the Pakistani national cricket team.

Early life and family

His family moved from the city of Hansi during the partition, which is now in the modern Indian state of Haryana, but is now part of Punjab.

As the youngest of five siblings (four brothers and one sister), his Syed family was referred to as Pir because of their historical involvement in Sufism and the preaching of Islam. He was descended from Jamal-ud-Din Hansvi, a scholar and poet from The Descent of Abu Hanifa and a direct disciple of the famous 12th century Sufi poet Baba Farid, to whom he is also related, and Inzamam's own grandfather , Pir Zia-ul-Haq, was a famous religious figure who made him embrace all the Islamic way of life quite early in his own life.

In 2010, Inzamam and Saeed Anwar started Meat one, a chain of meat shops. Inzamam started in 2017 Legends of Inzamam ul Haq, a clothing store in Lahore.

His nephew Imam-ul-Haq also plays for the Pakistani cricket team.

Domestic career

Top notch Pakistani cricket

Inzamam began his career in 1985 with his hometown club Multan. He then represented United Bank Limited, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, the National Bank of Pakistan and the Water and Power Development Authority in his home country.

English county cricket

Inzamam made his English county cricket debut in August 2007 at the age of 37. He joined the Yorkshire County Cricket Club as a replacement for Younus Khan, who played for Pakistan in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. He was disappointing overall, giving eight on the North Marine Road debut in Scarborough against Warwickshire before making nine and seven in his first Pro40 games. He could not transfer his international form to the English county cricket.

Indian cricket league

In 2007 Inzamam joined the unauthorized Indian Cricket League (ICL). Inzamam was the captain of the Hyderabad Heroes in the opening competition and scored 141 runs in 5 games. In the 2008 competition in March Inzamam was the captain of the Lahore Badshahs, which consisted entirely of Pakistani cricketers.

The move to the ICL had proven controversial for Inzamam. The Pakistan Cricket Board's stance towards players joining unauthorized leagues meant that it had been banned from participating in domestic competitions in Pakistan or participating in the international team. However, since Inzamam had recently retired, it was unlikely that he would have been affected.

It is reported that he was paid Rs Pakistani. 100 million (US $ 1,100,000) was the highest salary for any player in the league, along with the likes of Brian Lara.

International career

See also: List of Inzamam-ul-Haq International Cricket Centuries

One day international cricket

See Also: List Of Batsmen Who Have Got Over 10,000 One Day International Cricket Runs

Inzamam made his (ODI) debut in a home series against West Indies in 1991 and started his career well with 20 and 60 runs in two games against West Indies. This was followed by 48, 60, 101 and 117 runs against Sri Lanka.

Inzamam, 22, was handpicked by former Pakistani captain Imran Khan for the 1992 World Cricket Championship in Australia and New Zealand and was relatively unknown before the tournament. To the surprise of many, he was persistent throughout the tournament, arriving in various positions on the batting team, although he was not very successful from the start. However, it was his performance at the crucial stage of the competition that fans and summaries took note of. Inzamam rose to fame in Pakistan's dramatic semi-final against New Zealand in Auckland. With his team in a precarious position chasing 262 against a formidable New Zealand side, he hit a fiery 60 run innings from just 37 balls to save his team and lead them to the final. The innings were considered one of the best World Cup accomplishments. He hit a massive six in what was described by David Lloyd as the shot of the tournament.[Quote needed]

Inzamam made an equally important contribution to the final of the World Cup: he scored 42 runs with only 35 balls and helped Pakistan to a result of 249 after a sluggish start. These innings established Inzamam's settlement as a big game player, despite his World Cup success could not repeat in later tournaments.

Inzamam disregarded his under-highlighted innings of 90 against the West Indies when Pakistan won its first ODI in the West Indies on March 27, 1993.

Overall, Inzamam set a record for most half centuries at One Day Internationals (83) - although this is now surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis and Kumar Sangakkara. He was also the second batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals (again after Tendulkar) and was recognized for both testing and one-day internationals at the 2005 ICC Awards in the ICC World XI. His last ODI for Pakistan, when he played against Zimbabwe at the 2007 World Cricket Championship, scored three goals while on the field, including the last of the game, ending his one-day career.

Test cricket

Inzamam-ul-Haq test results graph.

Inzamam made his test debut against England at Edgbaston in 1992. He had little opportunity to make a difference in that match - he wasn't eliminated with a score of 8. However, he showed a vulnerability to swing bowling in subsequent games, leading to his being dumped for the final Test of the series after averaging a low of 13.20 runs per innings. Pakistan went on to secure a famous win in the game, the Series 2-1.

After the England series, Inzamam wanted to establish himself on the test site. He achieved this brilliantly and helped his team to many memorable victories. One particular remark came against Australia in Karachi, 1994, when he failed to tail out 58 and gave Pakistan a one-wicket win and a 1-0 series win. Not only did he help his team become the best team in the world for a short period of time, but he also achieved personal success by becoming the number one batsman on the International Cricket Council in 1995. He later took back first place in the rankings in 1997. He stayed in the top 20 batsmen until his retirement. He has been the number one batsman three times and has held the title of third-best batsman several times in his career, including a long run from 2004 to 2006, most recently after his two fifties with Lords against England in 2006. Tour of England that year 1996 was a particular success for both Inzamam and Pakistan. Inzamam turned his eyelashes against bowling averaging 64 runs per innings with 148, 70, 65 and 5 points.

Inzamam-ul-Haqs results in international matches
matchesWonLostDrawnBoundNo result found
ODI 378215148-69
T20I 11---

His test career highlights include 329 against New Zealand in Lahore in the 2001/02 season. This is the second highest test score given by a Pakistani and the twelfth highest overall. He also scored a century (184 runs) in his 100th Test, becoming only the fifth player to do so (after Colin Cowdrey, Alec Stewart, Gordon Greenidge and Javed Miandad; Ricky Ponting subsequently emulated the feat). Inzamam made a century in every inning of the second friendly against England in 2005 to become Pakistan's top centurion at 24 centuries and break Javed Miandad's record. His 25th century in the 2nd Test against India on January 22, 2006 made him the 10th player to score 25 or more centuries. He also failed when the team was on the verge of a humiliating defeat to Bangladesh, eventually saving the friendly and leading his team to victory. His 92, which were not eliminated against South Africa at the end of 2006, again demonstrated his ability to beat in a game-winning manner in a crisis. He scored two half centuries when everyone seemed lost to draw the first Test at Mohali against India in 2005 and scored 184 runs in his 100th friendly in the same away series, making the series a draw. He still holds the record for most consecutive half centuries against a country with nine out of nine innings against England. This streak began on May 31, 2001 and lasted through July 13, 2006. In 1996, Lords scored a century and a half. His 118 against Australia in Hobart nearly won the Test for Pakistan, but Adam Gilchrist's match win 149 made no difference. His average number of games won ranks second after Donald Bradman and Kumar Sangakkara.

After Inzamam announced that he would retire after the second Test against South Africa at the stadium where he made his international debut, it took him 20 runs to win Javed Miandad for the record of most runs for a Pakistani Test Outdo cricketers. After falling to 14 in the first innings, he was sacked by Paul Harris for 3 in his final innings. He was at a loss and was three runs behind the record. It only took him 70 career runs for a batting average of 50.

Play style

I think Inzamam is as talented as Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar, but little does he recognize his true talent

— Former Pakistani Captain Imran Khan.

Inzamam is known for being a very destructive batsman at both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and friendly matches. He has the option of determining the length of a delivery very early and playing very late. His footwork is generally considered to be quick so he can position himself early for shots. In tests he achieved an average of almost 50 runs per innings and in ODIs almost 40 runs with a hit rate of 54.03 and 74.23, respectively. Inzamam is especially strong when he hits the legs and is widely recognized as one of the best pull-shot employers in world cricket.

His striking style has brought him to fans from all over the world. He has been called "the best batsman in the world against the pace" by Imran Khan because "he seems to have so much time before the ball hits him".

Inzamam has built a reputation for being a rather poor runner between the wickets as he got caught in several weird runaways. He has the dubious accolade of having the second highest number of runners in ODIs after having run 40 times [behind Marvan Atapattu (41 times)].


Inzamam's record as a captain
formatmatchesWonLostDrawnNo result found

Win (%)

ODI8751333 60.71

Inzamam has captained Pakistan in thirty Tests, winning eleven, drawing nine and losing ten. Only three players have beaten Pakistan in more friendly matches, but all of them have better win-loss records and only Imran Khan has a lower win percentage than Inzamam. Although the 2006 Oval Test Match before the controversy was a victory for Pakistan and it would not have happened, Inzamam's record would have won more and lost less. However, Inzamam held the captaincy until March 2007, the longest tenure since 1992 when Imran Khan retired.

Captaincy had a positive effect on Inzamam's eyelashes and often set a good example in pressure situations. On average, he was taller as a captain (52) than without (50). In ODIs, Inzamam also had the highest average as a captain in ODIs and is currently third on this list behind former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After early failures in Australia, he took an exhausted Pakistani team to India in 2005 and played an important role in securing a tie by winning the final friendly from an unlikely position with an innings of 184 runs. He then led his team to an ODI success against the West Indies (away), England (home) and Sri Lanka (away) as well as to test series victories against England (home), India (home) and Sri Lanka (away). Inzamam seemed to have united the Pakistani side, and victories took them to 2nd place in the ICC test rankings and 3rd place in the ICC-ODI rankings. The latter part of Inzamam's tenure as Pakistani captain was less successful and the team was embroiled in much controversy culminating in low-ranking Ireland's disappointingly early exit from the 2007 World Cricket Championship.

At the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Inzamam was the captain of the Pakistani team in its first loss to ICC member Ireland (on St. Patrick's Day). That result and their previous loss to the West Indies resulted in their being eliminated from the tournament. A day later, he announced his resignation from One Day International Cricket and his resignation as test captain. The announcement came the same day that Pakistan's coach Bob Woolmer died in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica. He dedicated his last ODI to Woolmer, with whom he had a good relationship for three years, and affectionately called him "The Bob".

Coaching career

In December 2012, Inzamam was appointed on short notice as stroke advisor for the Pakistani national team in preparation for the 2013 India tour. In October 2015 he was named the provisional head coach of the Afghan national cricket team for their tour of Zimbabwe in October 2015. His contract was then extended to December 2016 after the successful tour of Zimbabwe, in which they won both the ODIs and the T20Is, which was Afghanistan's first series win against a test player nation. In April 2016, however, he resigned as an Afghan trainer with almost eight months remaining in order to become Pakistani chief elector.

As the coach of the Afghan cricket team, Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe again in the group stage of ICC World Twenty20, which helped them advance to the Super-10 stage.His team fought hard against Sri Lanka and South Africa but failed to win despite valiant efforts. In their last game of the tournament against the West Indies, they managed to achieve a historic victory.


Incident in Toronto

In a 1997 Sahara Cup game against India in Toronto, Inzamam attacked a member of the crowd, Shiv Kumar Thind, an Indian living in Canada, who had compared Inzamam to different types of potatoes over a megaphone. According to eyewitnesses, a cricket bat was brought out by the 12th man on the Pakistani team, Mohammad Hussain, who then waited at the border with the bat. TV reruns confirmed these statements. The guard The newspaper quoted another eyewitness as saying, "Without the spectators and security guards curbing him, he would have broken this guy's head. The guy with the megaphone was not up to Inzamam and was mistreated. Even when the Canadian police force Inzamam again recorded. " in the field he tried to return to the stands. "

Oval test incident

On Pakistan's 2006 tour of England, Inzamam led a team at The Oval on August 20, 2006 that refused to re-enter the field after tea after referees Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove tampered with the ball. The referees had awarded England five penalties and a choice of a replacement ball after deciding that Pakistan had illegally altered the ball.

Inzamam and his team protested the decision. During the protest, after trying to persuade Inzamam to come out of the dressing room, the referees decided that the match could not continue. Inzamam later returned to the field with his team, only to find that both the referees and the English team were absent. After further discussions between the two teams, referees and officials from the cricket board, it was finally agreed that the game could not be restarted. This made Inzamam the first captain in history to lose a friendly match. Inzamam was later accused of manipulating the ball and discrediting the game (the latter charges related to the tea time protest). He vigorously denied the charges. On September 28, 2006 allegations of tampering with balls were dismissed. However, he was found guilty of discrediting cricket and was given a one-day international ban on four games with immediate effect.

Religious Influence

In 2006-2007, controversy arose over the fact that Inzamam and other players who were members of the Tablighi Jamaat Islamic mission group forced other players and gave preferential treatment to players who grew beards and prayed regularly. Then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf voiced his concern to then-PCB Chairman Nasim Ashraf, who warned Inzamam and called on players to stop public display of religious beliefs. The late Pakistani trainer Bob Woolmer also stated that while religion promotes some level of unity, it also interferes with the team's training and practice hours. Inzamam publicly denied allegations of imposing Islam on other players.


The Pakistani government awarded Inzamam ul Haq the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2005.

See also

  • List of international cricket centuries from Inzamam-ul-Haq


External links

Preceded by
Rashid Latif
Pakistani national cricket captain
followed by
Shoaib Malik