Picture of Imran Nazir

Imran Nazir

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Pakistan, Lahore Badshahs, ICL Pakistani, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Dhaka Division, National Bank of Pakistan, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Punjab (P), Pakistan Reserves, PCB Reds, Sheikhupura, Sialkot Stallions, Water and Power Development Authority, Sialkot, Dhaka Gladiators, Nagenahira Nagas
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
86
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
December 16, 1981, Gujranwala, Punjab

Profile

An aggressive opener who loved to play on the back foot through covers, Imran Nazir forced the cricketing world to label him an ODI player but he proved his critics wrong and did fairly well in the Test matches.

Nazir made his Test and ODI debut in 1999 against Sri Lanka but his aggressive approach backfired against him as he was upstaged by his fellow openers. After a strong domestic season in 2006/07 he was recalled into the national side against South Africa. A 39-ball 57 saw him earn a place in the World Cup side of 2007. Nazir was considered to be one of the best fielders in the national side. He had a solid outing in the 2007 World Cup where he scored a career-best 160 against Zimbabwe, which saw him being retained by the selectors for the series in Abu Dhabi and Scotland. His free flowing and aggressive approach fetched him a place in the World Twenty20 side and following that, he was awarded a central contract against South Africa.

Nazir played his last ODI for Pakistan in 2009. However, he remains a useful cricketer and was included in the T20I squad for the 2012 World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. He was also a part of Sialkot Stallions, ahead of their Champions League T20 debut in the same year.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 8 13 427 0 32.84 58.49 2 1 131
ODI 79 79 1895 2 24.61 81.01 2 9 160
T20 25 24 500 1 21.73 135.13 0 3 72
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 79 4 49 48 1 1/3 / 48 5.87 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0
ODI 26 0 8
T20 11 0 2

Career

Span:
Test:
1999-2002
 
ODI:
1999-2009
 
T20:
2007-2012
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Mar 04, 1999
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Australia at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Oct 11, 2002
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Indira Priyadarshini Stadium,Visakhapatnam (Vizag) - Mar 27, 1999
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 03, 2009
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 02, 2007
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Oct 04, 2012
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