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PLAYER BIO

Imran Khan

  • Matches

    272
  • Runs

    7556
  • Wickets

    2384
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Imran Khan
DOB 05 October 1952

Few would dispute that Imran was the finest cricketer Pakistan has produced, or the biggest heartthrob. Suave, erudite and monstrously talented, he gave cricket in the subcontinent real sex appeal in the 1970s and 1980s. As such he and TV completed the popularisation of the game in his country which Hanif Mohammad and the radio had begun. Thousands, if not millions, who had never dreamt of bowling fast on heartless baked mud suddenly wanted to emulate Imran and his lithe bounding run, his leap and his reverse-swinging yorker. He also made himself into an allrounder worth a place for his batting alone, and captained Pakistan as well as anyone, rounding off his career with the 1992 World Cup. He played hardly any domestic cricket in Pakistan: instead he just flew in for home series from Worcestershire or Sussex, or rather from the more fashionable London salons. His averages (37 with the bat, 22 with the ball) put him at the top of the quartet of allrounders (Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev being the others) who dominated Test cricket in the 1980s. And whereas Botham declined steadily, Imran just got better and better: in his last 10 years of international cricket he played 51 Tests, averaging a sensational 50 with the bat and 19 with the ball. He gave no quarter during some memorable battles with West Indies - Pakistan drew three series with them at a time when everybody else was being bounced out of sight - and he led Pakistan to their first series victory in England in 1987, taking 10 for 77 with an imperious display in the decisive victory at Headingley. After retirement he remained a high-profile figure, with his marriage - and subsequent split with - the socialite Jemima Goldsmith and a move into the labyrinthine world of Pakistan politics.


BATTING AVERAGES

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
Test 88 126 25 3807 136 * 37.69 0 0 6 18 0 55
ODI 175 151 40 3709 102* * 33.41 5105 72.65 1 19 0 0
T20 8 8 0 35 22* 4.37 39 89.74 0 0 5 0
List A 1 1 0 5 5* 5.00 37 13.51 0 0 0 0

BOWLING AVERAGES

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Test 88 142 19458 8258 362 5/58 6/128 22.81 2.54 53.7 23 6 23
ODI 175 153 7461 4844 182 - - 27.00 4 41 41 3 1
T20 44 43 906 1169 44 4/20 4/20 26.56 7.74 20.5 21 1 0
F-C 382 0 65224 28726 1287 9/69 14/134 23.64 3.51 40.3 51 0 70
List A 425 0 19122 11312 507 6/48 6/48 32.76 5.39 36.4 38 12 6
T20I 3 3 72 106 2 2/21 2/21 53.00 9 36 36 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS

Test debut England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jun 3-8, 1971
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Jan 2-7, 1992
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 31, 1974
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Melbourne, Mar 25, 1992
T20I debut -
First-Class debut 1969/70
Last First-Class 1991/92
List A debut 1973
Last List A 1991/92