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A trend-setter. Saqlain Mushtaq was perhaps the first offspinner to master the doosra, a delivery that spins away from the batsman even though it is delivered with an offspinner's action. Saqlain has a fast, short-stepping action with a halting delivery, and has a propensity to bowl no-balls, unusually for a bowler with such a short run. He is criticised for attempting too much variation and he often throws in the doosra the first time a batsman faces. Saqlain's international career got off to a splendid start - he was the fastest bowler to 100 one-day wickets, and his phenomenal control meant that he regularly bowled at the death. But his finest moment arguably came in a Test match, at Chennai in 1998-99, when his ten-for allowed Pakistan to sneak nerve-tingling 12-run win against India.

However, his stock has fallen a long way since then, with Shoaib Malik, a better batsman than Saqlain, usurping the spinner's spot in the ODI line-up and Danish Kaneria becoming the frontline Test spinner. Saqlain did get an opportunity to have a go at the Indians again in the 2003-04 series, but unflattering figures of 1 for 204 at Multan meant that he was quickly consigned to the scrap heap. He was unable to force his way back ahead of Danish Kaneria and he was blighted by injury after a prolific time with Surrey. However, his career was given a lifeline in 2007 when he joined Mushtaq Ahmed at Sussex and there was even talk of him qualifying for England. That could remain a distant dream, after signing a contract with the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League. Indeed, his ICL contract forced Surrey to severe ties with him after the 2008 season, ending his 11-year relationship with The Oval. Find saqlain mushtaq profile and stats of batting, bowling and fielding including latest updated news of saqlain mushtaq, videos and images at Also find detail Player profile and career statistics of saqlain mushtaq of Pakistan.

Philosophy of ‘working together’ helps improve understanding between coaches: Saqlain Mushtaq

Philosophy of ‘working together’ helps improve understanding between coaches: Saqlain Mushtaq

Cricket history on June 11 — Saqlain Mushtaq claimed hat-trick in World Cup 1999

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Saqlain Mushtaq was the first bowler who introduced the doosra in an international cricket but due to the politics in cricket he could not complete his career.

khi 21 Jan, 2015

Where are these good players are ??? Team is survivng now you guys are needed badly Pakistan Team is cracked

28 Apr, 2014

dont know they saqlain mushtaq left cricket so early.. he the very good bowler of his time .. even thow dotn understand why selectors dont pick him in the late of his career..

karachi 10 Feb, 2014

aslam o alaikam bhai i love ur ckt u r the best spiner. apny jaldi ckt ko chora hum apko boht miss karty he

jhelum 30 Jun, 2013

Saqlain bhai kiya haal hen ??? I like you very much, your cricket was amazing, creator of Doosra, we proud of you Saqlain bhai...Keep it Up .........Please do bowling coaching of Pakistan

Karachi 01 Jun, 2013

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