Early CareerHe made his first-class debut in 2003 and has played over a 100 games. He was part of the Pakistan Under-17 side as well. With a lot of experience in the domestic circuit, the selectors trusted him ahead of his brother Kamran who was not doing well, and he replaced Zulqarnain Haider during South Africa visit to the UAE in 2010. He debuted in the longest format first, on November 12 in Dubai. His highest score came against England when he batted really well with the lower-order to add 61 runs in Dubai which gave his bowlers the extra cushion to go for the kill against the Englishmen.The knock gave him a lot of credit and he was rated very high by former Pakistani cricketers. He has two fifties so far in his career and a decent average of over 27. But as time went by, he lost his place to Kamran Akmal and then to Sarfraz Ahmed.
International CareerAdnan was added to the Pakistan Test squad in place of Zulqarnain Haider, who announced his retirement from international cricket after allegedly receiving threats from bookies. In the series against New Zealand he performed well to occupy his place in the future. He is Pakistan's A current wicket keeper. His ODI debut was against Zimbabwe when Pakistan toured the African nation in 2011. He has featured in four other games since then and has done fairly well in the limited opportunities that he has got. However, the selectors don't look up to him as a limited-overs material and has found it tough to get a breakthrough into the national side. He has played for a number of teams in the domestic circuit and is now representing Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.A strange quirk of fate prevented him from playing for Pakistan much earlier. In 2004, he and Kamran were both called up for a camp before a tri-nation series event. There confusion and chaos reigned and after much deliberation, Kamran was choosen over Adnan.
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