||09 May 1977
A veteran of over 100 first-class matches before his call-up for international duty, Kamran Hussain provides Pakistan with a left-handed allrounder's option - though he bats right-handed - after the retirement of Wasim Akram. Making his first-class debut over ten years ago when he represented Bhawalpur, Hussain's batting average for the season usually hovered around the mid-20 mark until he started making his presence felt in the 2001. Scoring 554 runs, he also grabbed 63 wickets for Bhawalpur and WAPDA. His inclusion in the squad to face Zimbabwe was also on the back of a strong start to the 2007-08 season where, apart from taking 35 wickets at an average of under 19, he finished Quaid-e-Azam Trophy as Habib Bank Limited's second-highest run scorer - 568 with four half-centuries. He did end up on the losing side in the final but not before taking eight wickets with his pace and seam movement troubling the right-handed batsmen. He also scored a career-best 89 that came off only 99 deliveries, proving his ability to use the long handle quite cleanly.