Player Bio

Abdul Qadir

  • Matches

    527
  • Runs

    6279
  • Wickets

    1530
Role Bowler
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Abdul Qadir
DOB 15 September 1955

Cricket has Abdul Qadir to thank for keeping wrist-spin alive through the darkest years of the late 1970s and '80s. He did it with style, too. Blessed with a fast bowler's temperament and fire, he surrounded his craft with mystique. Before the 1982 tour to England, captain Imran Khan asked him to grow a French beard to enhance the aura and it worked: England were his favourite victims through his career, responsible for his international breakthrough in 1977-78 as well as his finest hours, at the Oval in 1987 and the home series later that year (he took 30 wickets in three Tests, including the best bowling in an innings by a Pakistani, 9 for 56 in Lahore). Imran was to be a key influence on his career, one of the few capable of getting the best out of Qadir the man and bowler.

Batting Averages

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 67 77 11 1029 61* 16.00 0 0 0 3 0 16
ODI 104 68 26 641 41** 15.00 849 75 0 0 36 17
F-C 209 247 43 3740 112* 18.00 0 0 2 8 0 0

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 67 111 17126 7742 236 - - 33.00 3 72 73 12 15
ODI 104 100 5100 3454 132 - - 26.00 4 39 39 4 2
F-C 209 0 49036 22314 960 - - 23.00 3 51 51 0 75
List A 147 0 7014 4666 202 - - 23.00 4 35 35 7 3
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date

Career Statistics

Test debut Pakistan v England at Lahore, Dec 14-19, 1977 Scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Dec 6-11, 1990 Scorecard
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jun 11-12, 1983 Scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Nov 2, 1993 Scorecard
T20I debut - Scorecard
First-Class debut 1975/76 Scorecard
Last First-Class 1995/96 Scorecard
List A debut 1975/76 Scorecard
Last List A 1993/94 Scorecard

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