Atiq-uz-Zaman

Country: Pakistan
Born: November 30, 1975, Karachi, Sind
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Atiq-uz-Zaman Bio

Atiq-uz-Zaman, born on April 14, 1975, is a former Pakistani cricketer who was known for his wicketkeeping skills. Despite being overshadowed by the likes of Moin Khan and Rashid Latif during his career, Zaman’s talent and dedication to the sport helped him secure a place in the Pakistan national team.

During his career from 1991 to 2003, Zaman found it difficult to break into the national team due to the stiff competition for the wicketkeeper’s position. Whenever Moin Khan or Rashid Latif were not keeping, the other would take over, leaving limited opportunities for Zaman to showcase his abilities. Regardless, he continued to work hard and prove himself at the domestic level.

In the year 2000, Zaman finally got his chance to represent Pakistan at the international level. He played one Test match and three One Day Internationals (ODIs) for his country. In his lone Test against Sri Lanka, Zaman demonstrated his reliability behind the stumps by taking an impressive five catches. Though his international career was short-lived, he showed great promise and performed admirably.

Zaman’s success at the international stage was a testament to his consistent performances in the domestic circuit. In the 2000-01 season, he broke the long-standing record for the highest number of dismissals in a season, claiming 76 victims while showcasing his excellent wicketkeeping skills. He also held the record for the highest number of victims in a domestic limited-overs game, securing six dismissals in a match.

Following his international stint, Zaman ventured into league cricket in England, where he thrived for three successful seasons. This experience allowed him to further enhance his skills and gain exposure to different playing conditions and opponents. In 2007-08, he returned to the domestic scene in Pakistan, representing Sui Southern Gas Company.

Currently residing in England, Zaman holds aspirations to play county cricket—a testament to his passion for the game. He continues to ooze enthusiasm for cricket and seeks opportunities to make a comeback to the sport. Despite not receiving extensive recognition at the international level, Zaman’s love for the game remains undeterred.

Atiq-uz-Zaman’s cricketing journey saw him compete in an era featuring exceptional wicketkeepers in Pakistan cricket. While overshadowed by his counterparts Moin Khan and Rashid Latif, Zaman’s talent was undeniable. His brief international career, impressive domestic performances, and successful stints in league cricket in England showcase his skills as a wicketkeeper. With a relentless determination to continue playing cricket, Zaman remains an inspiration for aspiring cricketers and a symbol of perseverance in the face of tough competition.

Atiq-uz-Zaman Career Stats

Atiq-uz-Zaman Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 26 25 13 51 50.98 0 0 3 0 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 1 34 18 17 36 94.44 0 0 2 0 3 1
FC 69 99 10 2521 115 28.32 - - 3 14 - - 208 18
List A 62 45 5 816 82* 20.4 - - 0 4 - - 75 31
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Atiq-uz-Zaman Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 69 - 12 24 0 - - - 12 - 0 0 0
List A 62 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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