Full Name Saqlain Mushtaq
Born December 29, 1976
Lahore
Age 40 Years, 5 Months, 28 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played Pakistan, Ireland, Lahore Badshahs, Islamabad, Lahore, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Pakistan International Airlines, Surrey, Pakistan, Sussex, Warnes Warriors
Man of the Match Test - 3, ODI - 7, World Cup - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1995 - 2004], [ODI, 1995 - 2003], [World Cup, 1996 - 2003],

Saqlain Mushtaq, will always be remembered in the history of cricket as the man who introduced the ‘doosra’ in the armour of an off-spinner. From his debut in 1995, Saqlain would go on to become the quickest to get to a 100 wickets in One Day Internationals.

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Saqlain Mushtaq Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 49 78 14 927 101* v NZ 1 2 82 7 14.48 25.72 15 0
ODI 169 98 38 711 37* v AUS 0 0 45 4 11.85 49.58 40 0
World Cup 14 10 6 56 21 v BAN 0 0 4 0 14.00 46.28 4 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 86 2345 541 6206 208 8/164 v ENG 12 13 29.83 2.64 67.64
ODI 165 1461.4 66 6275 288 5/20 v ENG 31 6 21.78 4.29 30.45
World Cup 14 112.2 7 494 23 5/35 v BAN 2 1 21.47 4.39 29.30

Saqlain Mushtaq Profile

Saqlain Mushtaq, will always be remembered in the history of cricket as the man who introduced the ‘doosra’ in the armour of an off-spinner. From his debut in 1995, Saqlain would go on to become the quickest to get to a 100 wickets in One Day Internationals.

A bowling action with a cheeky fast run-up, and with a pause in the action just before delivery, Saqlain deceived even the best batsmen in the world. Though he was criticized for bringing too many variations into his game, Saqlain brought immense success for Pakistan, especially in the sub-continent. His ten-wicket haul in the Test match against the Indians in Chennai in 1998-99 will be remembered by one and all, especially the dismissal of Tendulkar, with India at the doorstep of victory.

However, the man failed to continue his celebrated form and was overshadowed by all-round performance of Shoaib Malik and soon by exceptional bowling performances from legspinner Danish Kaneria. Though Saqlain failed to make a comeback into the Pakistan squad, the cricketer in him did not put a halt to his passion. He went on to play county cricket for Sussex and joined the Indian Cricket League.

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