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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Iqbal Qasim

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Iqbal Qasim

M. Iqbal Qasim was born on the 6th of August, 1953 in Karachi, Sindh. He was a slow arm orthodox bowler. The former professional Pakistani cricketer played his test and ODI matches career from 1976 to 1988 playing about 15 ODIS’s and 50 test matches. His batting average in test career and ODI was 13.07 and 6.50. His bowling average for test an ODI matches was 28.11 and 41.66 respectively. His career ended with a total of 171 wickets giving an average of 3.5 wickets per match. He was an accurate bowling because of which his economy rate was 2.21. is bowling actions was quite quicker than what is normally played which although did not extract great turns but, used to be an attacking action through trajectory and pace. In test cricket, Iqbal Qasim won 8 five wickets hauls where as 13 four wicket hauls. In ODI cricket, the performance of Qasim was limited as he only played 15 ODI games.

His career highlights include taking is team towards the path of success by spinning well I the 5th test match against India at Bangalore in 1987. This lead made the first ever win over India on their home ground. He managed to take 9 wickets for 121 runs inclusive of the major wicket of Sunil Gavaskar at 96 runs in the final innings of the match. Iqbal Qasim was happy remaining within the shadows of a fellow team member Abdul Qadir however; his career records are excellent on the basis of averages and quite similar in comparison with the strike rate. He was also rendered to be the only famous Memon sportsman by many Memon magazines. He was also made the executive vice president of the CSR division of National Bank of Pakistan and has also been appointed as the chairperson of the selection committee of PCB. He is still active on TV shows for analysis of Pakistan cricket team.

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