Faisal Iqbal

Faisal Iqbal (Cricketer)

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Faisal Iqbal born 30 December 1981 in Karachi is a Pakistani cricketer playing for the Pakistan cricket team as a specialist batsman. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler. He has been tried out at a number of positions in the line-up but could not nail down a spot in the team due to bad form and inexperience.

Title Description
Name: Faisal Iqbal
Famous As: Cricketer
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Karachi, Sind, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricketer
Date: 30 December 1981
Place: Karachi, Sind, Pakistan
Relatives: Javed Miandad
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: Batsman
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Matches: 26 in Tests & 18 in ODIs
Batting Average: 26.76 in Tests & 22.42 in ODIs
10 wickets in Match: – in Tests & n/a in ODIs
Catches/Stumpings: 22/- in Tests & 3/- in ODIs
Balls Bowled: 6 in Tests & 18 in ODIs
Runs Scored: 1124 in Tests & 314 in ODIs
Test Debut: New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Mar 8-12, 2001
Test Last: Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-6, 2010
ODI Debut: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Feb 19, 2000
ODI Last: Pakistan v West Indies at Multan, Dec 13, 2006
100s / 50s: 1/8 in Tests & 1/- in ODIs
Top Score: 139 in Tests & 100* in ODIs
First-Class Debut: 1998/99
First-Class Last : Nov 5-8, 2016
List A Debut: 1997/98
Domestic team: Karachi, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Pakistan Reserves, Sind, Sylhet Royals


Test Career

Faisal Iqbal Playing Well

Faisal Iqbal Playing Well

Faisal Test match debut came against New Zealand at Auckland in March 2001 and he made a very good impression straightaway with a 42 in the first innings and then an unbeaten 52 in the second innings. Pakistan went on to win the match by a whopping 299 runs. His second Test match at Christchurch was even better. Coming in at the fall of two early wickets in response to a huge first-innings New Zealand total, Faisal contributed 63 on his way to adding over a 100 runs for the third wicket to steady the ship. His second Test match at Christchurch was even better. Coming in at the fall of two early wickets in response to a huge first-innings New Zealand total, Faisal contributed 63 on his way to adding over a 100 runs for the third wicket to steady the ship.

International career

Iqbal was called up to play for Pakistan against India in his hometown of Karachi, as a replacement for the injured Inzamam-ul-Haq. A failure in the first innings meant pressure in the second was plentiful; it didn't seem to affect him as with some assured, trademark backfoot play and composed defence, he scored an attractive maiden Test hundred, eventually assuring Pakistan a comfortable win. He got another opportunity in the very next Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo and didn't disappoint; if his previous noteworthy innings had been attacking ones, here was a good, honest rearguard, as his 60 helped Pakistan see off Murali on the last day to secure an honorable draw. Soon after, at Lord's, he was called on to display similar traits to eke out another battling last-day draw. Fifties in three of his last four Test innings have put him back in the mix for a permanent spot in the Pakistan middle order though those matches have been played over the course of two years.Iqbal's first ODI was against Sri Lanka, a game in which the whole Pakistani batting line-up capitulated.[1] Sri Lanka tour-Pakistan- cricinfo He showed that he preferred to take his time to get settled in the middle of the pitch. Because of that, the selectors chose to give him his first Test match start soon after.He proved his doubters wrong by playing some solid innings especially an impressive innings against Australia which turned out to be in vain as it did not prevent a loss. He continued on for a few more tours but was ultimately dropped due to a lean period where he did not contribute significantly with the bat. He continued to play domestic cricket though and was recalled to the side after injuries hit some of the other players. He was never cut out to be an ODI player, never crossing 150 runs in a calendar year. He played his last ODI against the West Indies in 2006.[2] West Indies- tour of Pakistan Iqbal has never played a T20 international for the Pakistan cricket team. He continues to play domestic games in hope that he will be called up to the team, but with the abundance of talent in the current Pakistani line-up, that remains to be seen.


Faisal was part of the test squad against South Africa


Iqbal was part of the PIA team which reached the finals of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division One held at Karachi in January 2011. In the two innings he scored 0 (6) and 15 (26).[3] Quaid-e-Azam Trophy- cricinfo

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