Inzamam Ul Haq is a retired Pakistan professional cricketer who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He is a right handed batsman who in modern times has been considered as one of the leading cricketers.
The One day International debut of Inzamam took place 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. This innings is considered as the finest World Cup performances and the defining moment for Inzamam.
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 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 One Day career. Sooner that year he also retired from test cricket.
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. In the inaugural competition of the Indian Cricket League Inzamam was the skipper of the Hyderabad Heroes and could score 141 runs in 5 matches. However in the March 2008 competition Inzamam was the captain of the Lahore Badshahs which comprised of completely Pakistani cricketers.
- Inzamam is the second batsman to score 10,000 runs in Oneday Internationals after Sachin Tendulkar
- Was named in the World Team XI for both test and Oneday Internationals in the 2005 ICC Awards