Picture of Taufeeq Umar

Taufeeq Umar

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Pakistan, Delhi Giants, Mumbai Champs, Lahore Badshahs, ICL Pakistani, Baluchistan Bears, Habib Bank Limited, Lahore City, Lahore, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Punjab Pakistan, Pakistan Reserves, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Pakistan Under-19
Roles played:
Home country:
June 20, 1981, Lahore, Punjab


A left handed opener from the city of Lahore, Taufeeq Umar seems to be another one of Pakistan’s top order experiments gone ‘kaput’. He impressed one and all right at the outset in the Under 15 World Cup, where he scored a magnificent 87 in the semi finals against England and caught the selectors’ eye. Taufeeq made his Test debut in August 2001 against Bangladesh and grabbed the opportunity with both hands, scoring a century in the game.

The talent from Lahore continued his prolific form against top cricketing nations Australia and South Africa. He showed solid technique with shots off the back-foot as well as some sublime drives off the front-foot to score 88 against the Aussies and 135 against the Proteas. His limited opportunity in the 2003 World Cup spurred him on to achieve more in order to prove his worth and he did so by hammering a century and three fifties in four innings on home soil against South Africa.
However, Umar could not maintain the consistency of such knocks and soon found himself out of the national side. His involvement with the infamous rebel league stunted his international career growth and despite the scrapping of the league, Umar could not find his way back into the team, before he was eventually called up in 2010 for the South Africa series.

Fast Facts

  • Taufeeq Umar scored a century on his Test debut and became the 8th Pakistani cricketer to do so.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 44 83 2963 5 37.98 44.71 7 14 236
ODI 22 22 504 1 24.00 56.31 0 3 81*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 44 7 78 44 0 0/0 / - 3.38 0 0 0 0
ODI 22 3 72 85 1 1/49 / 85.00 7.08 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 48 0 1
ODI 9 0 2


Pakistan Vs Bangladesh at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan - Aug 29, 2001
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Nov 17, 2014
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Oct 27, 2001
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Ireland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast - May 30, 2011