Imran Nazir

Imran Nazir (Cricketer)

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Imran Nazir (Punjabi: عمران نذیر) (born 16 December 1981) is a Pakistani cricket Opening batsman who plays in the Pakistan national cricket team in Test cricket, One Day International and Twenty20 cricket formats.Another of Pakistan's prodigiously gifted players, but the suspicion was that Imran Nazir offers more genuine promise than most. An opener who is particularly strong off the back foot, he loves forcing through the covers. An aggressive approach has had him labelled as a one-day player, but Imran didn't fare badly in his first few Tests.

Title Description
Name: Imran Nazir
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricketer
Height: 5.9"
Date: 16 December 1981
Place: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Spouse: Amber Hafeez (m. 2009)
Siblings : Mushtaq Nazir
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: Opening Batsman
Bowling Style: Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style: Right-handed
Matches: 8 in Tests & 79 in ODIs & 25 in T20s
Wickets : - in Tests & 1 in ODIs & - in T20s
Bowling Average: -in Tests & 48.00 in ODIs & - in T20s
Batting Average: 32.84 in Tests & 24.61 in ODIs & 21.73 in T20s
Best Bowling: -in Tests & 1/3 in ODIs & - in T20s
Catches/Stumpings: 4/- in Tests & 26/-in ODIs & 11/0 in T20s &
Balls Bowled: - in Tests & 49 in ODIs & 49 in T20s
Runs Scored: 827 in Tests & 2,895 in ODIs & 500 in T20s
Test Debut: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Mar 4-8, 1999
Test Last: Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah, Oct 11-12, 2002
ODI Debut: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Mar 27, 1999
ODI Last: New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Oct 3, 2009
ODI Shirt Number: 16
T20 Debut : South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Feb 2, 2007
T20 Last: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Oct 4, 2012
100s / 50s: 2/1 in Tests & 2/9 in ODIs & 0/3 in T20s
Top Score: 131 in Tests & 160 in ODIs & 72 in T20s
First-Class Debut: 1998/99
First-Class Last : Jan 22-25, 2014
Domestic team: Asia XI, Dhaka Gladiators, ICL Pakistan XI, Lahore Badshahs, National Bank of Pakistan, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan Reserves, Sheikhupura Cricket Association, Sialkot Cricket Association, Sialkot Stallions, Water and Power Development Authority, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited


Early Career

Nazir made his debut in Test cricket in March 1999 against Sri Lanka at Lahore in Pakistan, and his One Day International debut against the same opposition at Visakhapatnam in India. He played in 8 Test matches between 1999-2002 and secured a spot in the Pakistan squad since 2002. He also played in One Day International arena, but he could never cement his place in the squad. The emergence of several Pakistan opening batsmen such as Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Hameed, Taufeeq Umar, and Salman Butt kept him out of the national side. However, he displayed excellent cricketing performances in First class cricket. Nazir made his return to the national team in the second One Day International against South Africa in February 2007 during Pakistan's tour of South Africa. He impressed the Pakistan national selectors with his innings of 57 runs from just 39 deliveries, though he struggled to score runs during the rest of the tournament.Nazir was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2007 World Cup. He scored 160 runs against Zimbabwe in Pakistan's last match during the 2007 Cricket World Cup, after being knocked out by Ireland. It was the second highest score by a Pakistani batsman and the eighth highest score by any batsman in World Cup history and his 8 sixes equalled the World Cup record of Australian batsman, Ricky Ponting.[1] A new for Nazir- Cricinfo It was also the highest runs he scored in List A cricket.[2] Retrieved 2012-" Cricket Archive" He now remains a regular member of Pakistan's Twenty20 squads.

Indian Cricket League

Imran Nazir is Great Batsman

Imran Nazir is Great Batsman

In 2008, Nazir signed for the Indian Cricket League and played for the Lahore Badshahs. He scored 111 runs not out, off just 44 deliveries, against the Hyderabad Heroes in the third of the best of three finals of the tournament and helped his team achieve victory. After signing up for the Indian Cricket League, his chances of ever playing again for Pakistan looked slim. However, on 2 February 2009, a Pakistani court suspended the ban on Indian Cricket League players,which paved the way for Nazir to make a return to the One Day International and Twenty20 squad during their tour of Sri Lanka in August 2009. He was given another chance against New Zealand int two T20I's held in Dubai which Pakistan won 2-0. Next time, he was given a chance against Australia in only T20I in Australia but could not bat much. He showed the same form against England in February 2010 in two T2OI's and was consequently dropped from the Pakistani side.Since then, he has played two National T20 cups. He was selected for the Hong Kong Sixes tournament 2010 in Hong Kong as a member of Pakistani squad. The final match, which was in Pakistan's favour, was lost due to Imran Nazir's bowling. 46 runs was required from the last 8-ball over but Imran Nazir gave away 48 runs in 7 balls.


In Twenty20 games he has a bowling average of 1.00 and in his 8 deliveries he has 3 wickets a strike rate of less than 3. He has also played for Dhaka Dynamites in Bangladesh's NCL T20 Bangladesh. He has played for Dhaka Gladiators in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He has played 7 matches in BPL and has scored 207 runs with an average of 41.4 runs per game. He has a Strike Rate of 150. His highest score is 58 and he has scored 2 half centuries in this tournament and has hit twenty one 4s and nine 6s. Nazir was recalled to the Pakistan team in September 2012 for the Twenty20 series against Australia and the following ICC World Twenty20 which was held in Sri Lanka. He scored 153 runs in 6 matches with a reasonable average of 25.50 and with a marvelous strike rate of 150.00 which included a match winning innings of 72 against Bangladesh.[3] espncricinfo- world-twenty20 Nazir has not played international cricket since October 2012.


Imran Nazir A Pakistani Cricketer

Imran Nazir A Pakistani Cricketer

Charity work

In May 2011 Nazir made a surprise guest appearance at a charity cricket match at Luton Town Football Club between a football legends team and Luton Pakistanis CC. The event was staged to promote community cohesion in the town, as well as raise money for a cancer charity.[4] Twenty20-extravaganza- lutontoday

Personal life

Born on December 16, 1981, Imran Nazir failed to live up to the lofty expectations of his nation during his start and stop international career. Imran Nazir is married to Amber Hafeez. His wedding was held in 2009.mran Nazir has told that his elder brother was his cricketing idol during his childhood.

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