Imran Farhat

Country: Pakistan
Born: May 20, 1982, Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Imran Farhat Bio

Imran Farhat is a gifted cricket player hailing from Pakistan. Known for his explosive style of play, Farhat established himself as a promising left-handed opener. Although often compared to the legendary Saeed Anwar, Farhat’s aggressive approach to batting sets him apart as he relies on power rather than timing to accumulate runs.

Farhat’s journey into international cricket commenced after his exceptional performances in the national under-19 and A sides. Impressed by his talent, the Pakistani selectors decided to give him a chance in the senior team. However, his audacious style of play did not translate well in the Test arena, and he was dropped from the squad after Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand in 2000-01.

Determined to make a comeback, Farhat worked on refining his game and showcased his improved skills during the 2003-04 season. With a better defensive technique complementing his array of attacking shots, he amassed a plethora of runs in the home series against South Africa and New Zealand. A standout partnership with Yasir Hameed resulted in four consecutive century stands in the one-day internationals against New Zealand. Moreover, Farhat scored his maiden Test and ODI centuries during this successful period and played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s victory against India in the Lahore Test, contributing an impressive 101 runs.

However, following the India series, Farhat’s form gradually deteriorated, particularly during the series against Sri Lanka and Australia. With the emergence of Salman Butt as a formidable left-handed opener, Farhat found himself out of favor with the national selectors. Yet, in Pakistan, being an opener means never being completely out of national reckoning, prompting his return to the squad for the final Test against India in 2005. Although he managed to score a fifty, his subsequent performances in Sri Lanka were lackluster.

Despite his inconsistent performances, Farhat’s talent earned him a place in the Pakistani squad for the summer tour of England in 2006. While he faced challenges, including a broken finger and dropped catches, he showcased his attacking prowess by scoring a remarkable 91 runs in the fateful Oval Test. Regardless of some ups and downs, he managed to secure his position in the Test team after a notable away century and a patient half-century in the Napier Test of 2009.

In the realm of One Day Internationals (ODIs), Farhat experienced a series of setbacks following a string of poor scores in 2006. Consequently, he was dropped from the squad and struggled to regain his place.

As of December 2009, when Osman Samiuddin penned his biography on Farhat, the talented cricketer had exhibited both potential and room for improvement. Farhat’s unique style of play and his ability to bludgeon runs provided excitement for fans, even amidst occasional dips in form.

Imran Farhat Career Stats

Imran Farhat Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 77 2 2400 128 32 4970 48.28 3 14 348 4 40 0
T20Is 7 7 0 76 19 10.85 70 108.57 0 0 14 0 3 0
ODIs 58 58 2 1719 107 30.69 2489 69.06 1 13 190 16 14 0
FC 230 393 24 15805 308 42.83 - - 38 72 - - 177 0
List A 222 220 12 7572 164 36.4 - - 15 38 - - 89 0
T20s 69 69 2 1636 115 24.41 1163 140.67 2 8 224 35 31 0

Imran Farhat Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 40 15 427 284 3 2/69 2/69 94.66 3.99 142.3 0 0 0
T20Is 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 58 8 116 110 6 3/10 3/10 18.33 5.68 19.3 0 0 0
FC 230 - 6196 3583 116 7/31 - 30.88 3.46 53.4 - 2 0
List A 222 - 3028 2637 84 4/13 4/13 31.39 5.22 36 3 0 0
T20s 69 24 390 511 27 5/26 5/26 18.92 7.86 14.4 0 1 0

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