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Abdur Rehman

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
Pakistan, Gujranwala, Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan A, PCB Blues, Punjab Stallions, Punjab (P), Sialkot Stallions, Sialkot, Pakistan Under-19, Somerset, Uva Next
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
13
Batting:
0
Bowling:
59
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
March 01, 1980, Sialkot, Punjab

Profile

As a relative latecomer to the international front, Abdur Rehman debuted at 26 as a spin replacement for Shahid Afridi, welcoming the touring West Indies in 2006. Featuring in three of four ODIs, Rehman built on an impressive start, consistently notching up wickets in each match while maintaining a prudent economy rate.

A second opportunity soon followed suite, but was short-lived for a mere two ODI and three T20I overs away at South Africa in 2007. Looking to exploit roughs perhaps never made him the biggest turner of a red cherry. On surfaces which have no roughs to exploit, containment took precedence over wickets. He did continue to do well in pitches at home, evidenced during South Africa's return tour to Pakistan the same year. The same series also marked his Test debut, where he notched bitter-sweet figures of 8 for 210. He played just one more Test before being dropped for three years.

However, he returned to the international scene with vengeance and reached the 50-wicket mark in just 11 Tests. He scalped his first Test five-wicket haul against England in the UAE in 2012 and was instrumental in guiding Pakistan to a 3-0 clean-sweep. He joined Somerset later that year where his most remarkable performance came against Worcestershire where he scalped 9/65 in an innings. He is part of the Sialkot Stallions squad for the 2012 Champions League T20. But he was banned by the ECB for 12 weeks after testing positive for the recreational drug cannabis. Inconsistencies have made sure that Rehman still struggles to find a spot in any of the formats in the Pakistan national team.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 20 27 323 3 13.45 40.68 0 1 60
ODI 31 23 142 6 8.35 53.99 0 0 31
T20 8 5 22 3 11 75.86 0 0 7
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 20 40 6331 2637 95 6/25 / 27.75 2.49 8 2 0 3
ODI 31 31 1624 1142 30 4/48 / 38.06 4.21 1 0 0 25
T20 8 8 156 192 11 2/7 / 17.45 7.38 0 0 0 8
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 8 0 1
ODI 7 0 1
T20 6 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2014
 
ODI:
2006-2014
 
T20:
2007-2013
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at National Stadium, Karachi - Oct 01, 2007
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Jan 16, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs West Indies at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad - Dec 07, 2006
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 04, 2014
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 02, 2007
Last played:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Nov 13, 2013
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