Iqbal Qasim

Country: Pakistan
Born: August 06, 1953, Karachi, Sind
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Iqbal Qasim Bio

Mohammad Iqbal Qasim, popularly known as Iqbal Qasim, is a former professional cricket player from Pakistan, who left an indelible mark on the cricketing history of his country. Born on September 10, 1953, in Karachi, Pakistan, Qasim found his passion for the sport at a young age and emerged as one of the most distinguished left-arm spinners of his time.

Qasim’s exceptional career in cricket spanned over a decade, during which he showcased his skills and left an indelible mark on the international cricketing scene. His unique style of bowling comprised a steady, angular approach from the umpire to the stumps, combined with a low trajectory that made it difficult for batsmen to play him with ease. Qasim’s accuracy and ability to maintain a miserly bowling spell set him apart from his contemporaries, earning him a reputation as a penetrative left-arm spinner.

Throughout his illustrious career, Qasim etched his name in the record books, becoming the second-highest wicket-taker among all the slow bowlers to have represented Pakistan in Test cricket. Only the legendary Abdul Qadir has managed to surpass Qasim’s remarkable record. Qasim’s consistent performance on the field and his ability to keep the scoring rate low, often restricting batsmen to a meager two runs per over, made him a valuable asset for the Pakistani team.

While Qasim’s proficiency lay in his bowling, his contribution on the field was not limited to it alone. Despite his short stature, Qasim possessed extraordinary fielding skills, particularly in close catching positions. Often displaying astonishing agility and quick reflexes, Qasim’s close fielding was occasionally spectacular and played a vital role in the team’s success.

Although his bowling abilities overshadowed his batting skills, Qasim occasionally showcased his prowess with the bat. However, his batting performances were somewhat inconsistent. Nevertheless, his batting capabilities contributed to the overall strength of the team and complemented his bowling finesse.

Beyond his on-field achievements, Qasim carried himself with great dignity and sportsmanship, earning the respect and admiration of his peers and fans alike. He personified the values of discipline, dedication, and perseverance, becoming an inspiration for aspiring cricketers in Pakistan and beyond.

After retiring as a player, Qasim held several administrative positions in the field of cricket. He served as the Chief Selector of the Pakistan national cricket team, where his astute judgment and passion for the game continued to influence the team’s selection process.

Mohammad Iqbal Qasim’s legacy as an exceptional cricketer and influential figure in Pakistani cricket continues to resonate. His remarkable contributions to the sport, both as a player and an administrator, make him an iconic figure in the history of Pakistani cricket. Today, Qasim’s impact on the game remains unparalleled, and his name is etched in golden letters in the annals of Pakistan’s cricketing heritage.

Iqbal Qasim Career Stats

Iqbal Qasim Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 50 57 15 549 56 13.07 - - 0 1 - 0 42 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 7 1 39 13 6.5 90 43.33 0 0 - - 3 0
FC 246 231 63 2432 61 14.47 - - 0 3 - - 173 0
List A 95 49 18 329 23* 10.61 - - 0 0 - - 27 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Iqbal Qasim Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 50 86 13019 4807 171 7/49 11/118 28.11 2.21 76.1 13 8 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 14 664 500 12 3/13 3/13 41.66 4.51 55.3 0 0 0
FC 246 - 54439 20465 999 9/80 - 20.48 2.25 54.4 - 68 14
List A 95 - 4223 2445 119 6/25 6/25 20.54 3.47 35.4 5 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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