Abdur Rehman

Country: Pakistan
Born: March 01, 1980, Sialkot, Punjab
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Abdur Rehman Bio

Abdur Rehman, the talented Pakistani cricketer, has made a significant impact in the world of cricket with his accuracy and consistency as a spin bowler. Born on March 1, 1980, in Sialkot, Pakistan, Rehman’s cricket journey began at a relatively late age, but he quickly made up for lost time with his impressive skills.

Rehman’s early breakthrough came in 1999 when he represented Pakistan Under-19 against South Africa, where he showcased his abilities by taking a five-for and a six-wicket haul in successive matches. Despite having only played a couple of first-class matches, Rehman’s outstanding performance earned him a spot in the national team.

Known for his accuracy rather than extravagant turn, Rehman’s domestic career has been remarkable. During the 2006-07 season, he emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the Pentangular Cup, playing a crucial role in Habib Bank Limited’s championship victory. In a memorable penultimate match of the season, Rehman contributed to his team’s success with a remarkable 11-wicket haul.

Although he faced limited opportunities in the early years of his international career, Rehman’s Test debut in 2007 against South Africa proved his potential. With eight wickets in the match, he created a solid foundation for himself. However, due to stiff competition from other spinners in the team and concerns regarding his effectiveness in Test matches, Rehman had to wait for three years before earning a recall.

In 2010, Rehman made a remarkable comeback, securing a permanent place in Pakistan’s Test squad as the team opted for a twin-spin attack. His performances spoke for themselves, as he reached the milestone of 50 Test wickets in only his 11th match.

During the UAE tour in 2012, Rehman played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s historic series whitewash against England, the top-ranked Test team at the time. With 19 wickets at an impressive average of 16.73, Rehman played a crucial role in sealing Pakistan’s victory. His outstanding performance earned him widespread recognition for his mastery in spin bowling.

In addition to his international career, Rehman has also found success playing for Somerset in English county cricket. In a match against Worcestershire at Taunton, he demonstrated his exceptional talent by taking 9 for 65 in a single inning. Unfortunately, his time with Somerset was marred by controversy. Rehman received a 12-week ban after failing a drugs test, which temporarily halted his professional career.

Abdur Rehman’s journey in cricket has not been without its obstacles, but he has proven himself as a talented and consistent spin bowler. With his accuracy, ability to exploit rough patches, and steady performances, Rehman has earned his place in Pakistan’s cricket history. Though his career has faced ups and downs, his accomplishments and contributions to the game are undeniable.

Abdur Rehman Career Stats

Abdur Rehman Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 31 3 395 60 14.1 931 42.42 0 2 47 9 8 0
T20Is 8 5 3 22 7* 11 29 75.86 0 0 0 0 6 0
ODIs 31 23 6 142 31 8.35 263 53.99 0 0 11 1 7 0
FC 184 254 29 3761 96 16.71 - - 0 18 - - 80 0
List A 174 128 33 1257 50 13.23 - - 0 1 - - 41 0
T20s 84 34 9 245 30* 9.8 233 105.15 0 0 20 6 35 0

Abdur Rehman Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 22 43 6892 2910 99 6/25 8/92 29.39 2.53 69.6 8 2 0
T20Is 8 8 156 192 11 2/7 2/7 17.45 7.38 14.1 0 0 0
ODIs 31 31 1624 1142 30 4/48 4/48 38.06 4.21 54.1 1 0 0
FC 184 - 38966 17617 673 9/65 - 26.17 2.71 57.8 - 28 6
List A 174 - 9086 6743 243 6/16 6/16 27.74 4.45 37.3 7 2 0
T20s 84 84 1845 2019 77 3/17 3/17 26.22 6.56 23.9 0 0 0

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