Abdul Razzaq

Country: Pakistan
Born: December 02, 1979, Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Abdul Razzaq Bio

Abdul Razzaq, the former Pakistani cricket player, was seen as a promising all-rounder early in his career. Although he didn’t quite reach the level of legendary Imran Khan, Razzaq was a dependable player across all formats of the game. He possessed the ability to open the bowling with his rapid approach and was equally composed when it came to batting anywhere in the order. However, it was his lower-order batting that truly showcased his talent.

Razzaq’s bowling skills were what initially gained him attention. Known for his galloping run-up, accuracy, and ability to generate reverse swing, he proved to be a valuable asset to the team. However, it was his batting prowess that often stole the limelight and had the potential to single-handedly win matches. With a wide range of strokes at his disposal, he was particularly exceptional when it came to driving through cover and mid-off. When Razzaq was in his groove, he had two gears – blocking or blasting. If opponents managed to restrict his big shots, he had the tendency to get bogged down. Despite this, he displayed immense patience during a match-saving fifty against India in Mohali in 2005. However, there were times when he struggled, as seen in Australia when he scored only four runs in over two hours. Nevertheless, when the situation demanded it, he showcased his ability to powerfully slog the ball, as witnessed during his 22-ball 51 against England in 2005.

Razzaq’s career had its fair share of challenges. Between 2002 and 2004, he experienced a slump, especially in his bowling performance. Although his place in the team was secure, there was uncertainty over the best way to utilize his skills. However, on pitches favorable to seam bowling, he proved to be a genuine threat. His only Test five-wicket haul came in Karachi in 2004, and he also performed admirably against India at the same venue in January 2006. One of his most remarkable performances as an all-rounder occurred during the 2006 Karachi win over India, where he scored 45 and 90 runs and took seven wickets.

Injuries and poor form led to questions surrounding his place in the Test team, and a knee injury shortly before the 2007 World Cup resulted in his absence during the disastrous campaign. A lackluster comeback led to Razzaq’s omission from the 2007 T20 World Cup, prompting him to announce his retirement from international cricket. He subsequently joined Worcestershire and signed with the Indian Cricket League (ICL), which prevented him from representing Pakistan. Although he later reversed his retirement decision, he remained committed to the ICL for two seasons, playing as one of the star players for the Hyderabad Heroes.

After a global amnesty for ICL players, Razzaq was welcomed back into the Pakistan cricket team for the 2009 T20 World Cup in England. His immediate impact was instrumental in Pakistan’s victory in the tournament. He also participated in the 2011 50-over World Cup, although his performance lacked significant influence.

Overall, Abdul Razzaq’s career was filled with moments of brilliance and dedication. Whether it was with his bowling accuracy, reverse swing, or explosive batting, Razzaq’s contributions to the game were undeniable. While he may not have reached the same level of success as Imran Khan, he left an indelible mark on Pakistan cricket.

Abdul Razzaq Career Stats

Abdul Razzaq Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 46 77 9 1946 134 28.61 4741 41.04 3 7 230 23 15 0
T20Is 32 29 10 393 46* 20.68 337 116.61 0 0 21 21 2 0
ODIs 265 228 57 5080 112 29.7 6252 81.25 3 23 382 124 35 0
FC 123 193 28 5371 203* 32.55 - - 8 29 - - 33 0
List A 345 299 71 6851 112 30.04 - - 3 38 - - 51 0
T20s 142 126 31 2578 109 27.13 1967 131.06 1 9 222 107 19 0

Abdul Razzaq Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 46 76 7008 3694 100 5/35 7/155 36.94 3.16 70 4 1 0
T20Is 32 22 339 395 20 3/13 3/13 19.75 6.99 16.9 0 0 0
ODIs 265 254 10941 8564 269 6/35 6/35 31.83 4.69 40.6 8 3 0
FC 123 - 19206 11155 355 7/51 - 31.42 3.48 54.1 - 13 2
List A 345 - 14516 11689 385 6/35 6/35 30.36 4.83 37.7 13 4 0
T20s 142 128 2457 3133 135 4/13 4/13 23.2 7.65 18.2 2 0 0

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