Imran Farhat

Pakistan Imran Farhat

Plays for Pakistan
Age 35 years 154 days
Born May 20, 1982, Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak
A gifted young left-handed opener who threatened at one stage to solve Pakistan's perennial opening conundrum, Imran Farhat had a brief spell in the Pakistan side after success with the national under-19 and A sides. Farhat also evokes Saeed Anwar but only fleetingly; he bludgeons rather than times his runs. He was rather too cavalier in his early appearances in the Test arena, and was promptly discarded after the tour to New Zealand in 2000-01. However, he tightened his game and achieved much more success in the 2003-04 season. Tempering his impressive array of shots with better defensive technique, Farhat scored a deluge of runs in the home series against South Africa and New Zealand, being involved in a record four successive hundred partnerships with Yasir Hameed in the one-day internationals against New Zealand. He also notched up his first century in both Tests and ODIs during this season, and then went on to score a vital 101 in Pakistan's victory against India in the Lahore Test. But since the India series, he has fallen away. A mediocre series at home to Sri Lanka and away to Australia saw him falter, especially with the emergence of the other left-handed opener, Salman Butt. When Pakistan included only one specialist opener in the squad for the series against England in 2005 - Butt - seemingly it confirmed that Farhat, temporarily, was out of national reckoning. But as an opener in Pakistan, you are never out of national reckoning and sure enough Farhat was back for the final Test against India, where he scored a fifty. That performance saw him on the plane to Sri Lanka and an average series. But with openers becoming as rare as dinosuars in Pakistan, he was retained for the summer tour to England, where he again produced some mixed results. Despite failures in the first two Tests, a broken finger and a spate of dropped catches, he came back to score a cavalier 91 in the final, fateful Oval Test. Runs against West Indies at home were followed by a barren patch in South Africa. A first away hundred followed by a patient half-century in the Napier Test of 2009 has set him up for a long sojourn in the Test side. His ODI career has however hit roadblocks since he was dropped after an indifferent run of scores in 2006. Osman SamiuddinDecember 2009
Major Teams Affiliated With
Pakistan Biman Bangladesh Habib Bank Limited
ICL Pakistan XI Lahore Lahore Badshahs
Lahore Eagles Lahore Lions Pakistan Reserves

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 31 14 0 77 35.62 164 6484 12 194 196
firstClass 61 32 0 158 43.00 308 13461 19 332 195
T20Is 0 0 0 3 0 14 10.85 19 76 0 7 7
ODIs 13 1 0 14 16 190 30.69 107 1719 2 58 58
tests 14 3 0 40 4 348 32.00 128 2400 2 77 40

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 3 5.22 31.33 4/13 4/13 84 2632 3022 196
firstClass 0 2 3.45 30.00 7/31 112 3361 5842 195
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 7
ODIs 0 0 0 5.68 18.33 3/10 3/10 6 110 116 8 58
tests 0 0 0 3.99 94.66 2/69 2/69 3 284 427 15 40
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