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INZAMAM-UL-HAQ

INZAMAM-UL-HAQ (1970- ) Born and raised in Multan, Inzamam made his first class cricket debut at the age of 15 and later played in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 1988 Chosen for the senior Pakistan squad after he impressed captain Imran Khan in a practice session, he rose to sudden prominence when he scored a quick and crucial match-turning 50 in the 1992 World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand and another important inning in the final, to help Pakistan win its only World Cup title to dateInzamam gradually became the backbone of the Pakistan batting lineup in both test and one-day cricket, and he was the batsman to whom the team turned in tough situations time and again Regarded as one of the best players of fast bowling in modern times, some of his most brilliant performances resulted in memorable test victories for Pakistan, including wins against Australia (1994), England (1996 and 2001), Bangladesh (2003), and India (2005) He is the second highest Pakistani run-scorer in tests and the only Pakistani with more than 10,000 runs in one-day cricket Inzamam is also one of the two Pakistanis to have scored a test triple hundred He was appointed captain in late 2003 and given charge of a young and inexperienced team that went on to tie a test series against a much stronger Indian team in 2005 In late 2005, he became the highest scorer in the country’s history in terms of centuries made in test cricket He won for Pakistan the test series against England that was played in Pakistan in November and December 2005



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