Inzamam-ul-Haq is a retired Pakistan professional cricketer who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He was a right-handed batsman, who was considered as one of the leading cricketers during the 1990s.


Inzamam made his ODI debut in 1991 in a series against the West Indies. In two matches against the West Indies he scored 20 and 60 and further against Sri Lanka scored 48, 60, 101 and 117. Inzaman became famous in the 1992 World Cup semi final against New Zealand at Auckland. Pakistan was in a risky condition while chasing 262 and the New Zealand side looked impressive. However Inzamam hit a quick 60 in just 37 deliveries and guided his team to the final, which Pakistan would win over England at the MCG. This innings is considered as the finest World Cup performances and the defining moment for Inzamam.

Role Batsman
Born 3 Mar 1970
Nationality Pakistan Pakistan
Nickname Inzy
Team History
Lahore Badshahs]] ([[Indian Cricket League 2008
Hyderabad Heroes]] ([[Indian Cricket League 2007
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Yorkshire County 2007
Water and Power Development Authority cricket team 2006 - 2007
648 pakistan national cricket team Pakistan 1991 - 2007
Multan cricket team 1985 - 2004
National Bank of Pakistan cricket team Bank of Pakistan 2001 - 2002
Faisalabad cricket team 1996 - 2001
Rawalpindi cricket team 1998 - 1999
1988 - 1997

Inzy made his Test debut in 1992 against England at Edgbaston. However in the early stages he was not as successful in Test matches as compared to the ODIs. The 1996 tour of England was successful for Inzaman as well as Pakistan where Inzamam altered his batting style against seam bowling and finished with scores of 148, 70, 65 and 35 at an average of 64. The highlight of his Test career comprises of scoring 329 against New Zealand at Lahore in 2001-02.

In his final ODI for Pakistan, playing Zimbabwe in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, he took three catches whilst fielding and, somewhat fittingly, took the last one of the match ending his ODI career. Sooner that year he also retired from Test cricket.

He played 120 Test matches, scoring 8,830 runs at an average of 49.6 with 25 centuries and 46 half-centuries. He has scored the third most Test runs by one player in Pakistani history, behind only Younis Khan (10,099) and Javed Miandad (8,832). He captained Pakistan in 31 Test matches from 2001 to 2007.

He played 378 ODI, scoring 11,739 runs at 39.53 with 10 centuries and 83 half-centuries. Inzamam holds the record for most ODI runs by a single Pakistani player, ahead of Mohammad Yousuf as the next best at 9,554 runs.

After his retirement from test cricket Inzaman started to play for the Yorkshire County Cricket club as a substitute for Younus Khan who had joined the Pakistan team for the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.

Major Achievements

  • Inzamam was the second batsman to score 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals after Sachin Tendulkar,
  • Was named in the World Team XI for both Test and One-Day Internationals in the 2005 ICC Awards.

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