Sayed Iqbal Abdulla is a left handed and slow left arm orthodox pacer, overall an all-rounder. In the Ranji Trophy, he has played for Mumbai and in the Challenger Trophy, he has represented the India Greens team. During the first season of the IPL, he was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders. Recently, he has been retained by this team to play for the IPL 5 season 2012.
Abdulla is a useful lower-order batsman and an orthodox spin bowler. His performances are extremely mature. During a Twenty20 match against Haryana, he made 5 dismissals and this performance brought him in the limelight. He was a part of the India Under-19 team that played a tri-series in Sri Lanka. In this series, he was the 3rd highest wicket-taker and he made 8 dismissals. The India Under-19 team won the World Cup in Malaysia and Abdulla was a member of this team. In this championship, he made 10 dismissals at a bowling average of 13. In the domestic cricket scene, he has appeared in 14 matches and took 26 wickets in these. His best figures were 3 for 29. He has scored just 1 half century, however has maintained a batting average of 20. In Twenty20 cricket, he made his debut in April 2007 and the opponent team was Baroda.
Iqbal Abdulla has taken 50 wickets in 47 Twenty20 matches in the 970 deliveries that he has bowled while conceding 1022 runs. His bowling average was 20.44, economy rate was 6.32 and bowling strike rate was 19.4.