Abdul Razzaq is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and a right handed batsman from Pakistan. Razzaq was initially a bowler but his batting also improved and he became famous as an all-rounder. During his career he has attained the double of 1000 test runs and 100 test wickets.

After his one day debut in 1996 he had to wait for 3 years to make his test debut for Pakistan. He claims that he learnt from Wasim Akram to have a fast arm action which makes it difficult for the batsman to predict the speed of the delivery.

Razzaq is considered to be an efficient slogger and he bats with a long handle and is a pioneer of clearing the front foot. Razzaq is said to have an extreme behavior while batting. He is a hard-hitting one-day batsman as well as a stonewaller who can bat several hours in Tests in single figures. So Razzaq is selected in Tests to play the role of a stonewalling batsman.

Team Lahore Lions Lahore Lions
Role All Rounder
Born 2 Dec 1979
Nationality Pakistan Pakistan
Team History
Lahore Lions Lahore Lions 2004 - present
Lahore Qalandars 2016
Wayamba United 2012 - 2013
2654 melbourne renegades Melbourne Renegades 2011 - 2012
Leicestershire County Cricket Club Leicestershire County 2011
648 pakistan national cricket team Pakistan 1996 - 2011
Hampshire County Cricket Club Hampshire County 2010
Sialkot Stallions Sialkot Stallions 2010
Hyderabad Heroes Hyderabad Heroes 2007 - 2009
Surrey County Cricket Club Surrey County 2008
Lahore cricket teams 1996 - 2007
Worcestershire County Cricket Club Worcestershire County 2007
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd Cricket Team 2003 - 2004
Middlesex County Cricket Club Middlesex County 2002 - 2003
Pakistan International Airlines cricket team Pakistan International Airlines 2001 - 2002
Khan Research Laboratories 1997 - 1999

In January 2005 the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where Razzaq was a part of the ACC Asian XI.

In one-day cricket Razzaq has scored two hundreds and twenty one fifties. In 2002 against South Africa he scored his highest one-day score of 112 during which he had a partnership of 257 runs with Saleem Elahi. In 2003-04 while playing against new Zealand he scored 89 runs in just 40 balls due to which Stephen Fleming the New Zealand skipper called him as “the best hitter” in the world.

Major achievements

In the Carlton and United Series in 1999-2000 Razzaq was the Man of the Series.

He is the youngest player in the world to take a Test hat trick.

His best one day bowling statistics are 6 for 35 in 2001-02 against Bangladesh.

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