Taufeeq Umar

Country: Pakistan
Born: June 20, 1981, Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Batter

Taufeeq Umar Bio

Taufeeq Umar, a talented left-hand opener from Lahore, Pakistan, has left his mark on the world of cricket with his exceptional skills and determination. Born on 20th April 1981, Taufeeq began his cricketing journey at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks to earn a reputation as a promising cricketer.

Taufeeq first burst onto the international scene in 1996 when he participated in the Lombard World Under-15 Challenge in England. During the tournament, he showcased his talent by making an impressive 87 runs against England in the semi-final match. His potential was further highlighted when he opened the innings alongside Hasan Raza during the final, even though Pakistan lost to India. Hasan went on to play Test cricket shortly after their partnership.

Known for his exceptional front-foot play and powerful drives, Taufeeq’s batting skills made him stand out. Additionally, he possesses the ability to cut the ball effectively and can contribute with his handy offspin bowling. His unique skill set set him apart from other players and made him a valuable asset for any team he played for.

Taufeeq made a remarkable debut in Test cricket against Bangladesh in 2001. In this match, he etched his name in the record books by becoming the eighth player to score a century on Test debut for Pakistan. This outstanding achievement served as a testament to his potential and garnered attention from the cricketing community worldwide.

However, Taufeeq’s true potential was only revealed through his subsequent performances. In 2003, he faced a top-class Australian attack and scored a commendable 88 runs. His talent reached new heights when he achieved a flawless 135 against South Africa in Cape Town. It was on those challenging bouncy pitches that Taufeeq’s prowess shone through, as he mastered the art of playing the seamers with ease.

Although he did not receive many opportunities in the World Cup, Taufeeq proved to be an indispensable asset during Pakistan’s home series against South Africa. Throughout the series, he showcased his ability to score runs consistently, achieving a remarkable century and three fifties in just four innings.

Unfortunately, despite his promising performances, Taufeeq faced challenges due to Pakistan’s tendency to lack patience with their openers. Even after a string of moderate performances, he was axed from the team. This marked the beginning of a period filled with uncertainties, with Taufeeq constantly in and out of the squad. To make matters worse, he was dropped from the Test side for four years between 2006 and 2010, giving the impression that the selectors had forgotten about him.

However, Taufeeq’s determination and passion for the game propelled him to make a remarkable comeback in 2010. He returned to the national squad for the series against South Africa and managed to establish himself as a regular opener once again. His hunger to make up for lost time was palpable during the series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi in October 2011. In this match, he displayed exceptional application and patience, scoring a jaw-dropping 236 runs. This incredible achievement made him the seventh Pakistan opener, and the first since 1992, to score a Test double-century.

Taufeeq Umar’s journey in cricket is a testament to his talent, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to the game. Despite the challenges he faced, he proved time and again that he is a formidable player capable of achieving extraordinary feats on the field. With his remarkable skill set and unwavering determination, Taufeeq Umar has firmly established himself as one of Pakistan’s finest cricketers.

Taufeeq Umar Career Stats

Taufeeq Umar Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 44 83 5 2963 236 37.98 6626 44.71 7 14 404 4 48 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 22 22 1 504 81* 24 895 56.31 0 3 51 2 9 0
FC 177 308 17 10598 247 36.41 - - 21 57 - - 176 0
List A 144 144 16 4852 151* 37.9 - - 10 24 - - 93 0
T20s 36 36 6 1124 100* 37.46 950 118.31 1 6 130 9 17 0

Taufeeq Umar Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 44 7 78 44 0 - - - 3.38 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 22 3 72 85 1 1/49 1/49 85 7.08 72 0 0 0
FC 177 - 952 532 15 3/33 - 35.46 3.35 63.4 - 0 0
List A 144 - 1506 1313 35 5/39 5/39 37.51 5.23 43 0 1 0
T20s 36 11 150 169 10 4/11 4/11 16.9 6.76 15 1 0 0

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