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General Information
Full name Saqlain Mushtaq
Born December 29, 1976, Lahore, Punjab
Current age 43 years 54 days
Major teams Ireland, Pakistan, Islamabad Cricket Association, Lahore Badshahs, Pakistan International Airlines, Surrey, Sussex
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
 saqlain mushtaq Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 49 169
Innings Played 78 98
Not Outs 14 38
Runs 927 711
Highest 101* 37*
Average 14.48 11.85
Balls Faced 3603 1434
St/R 25.72 49.58
100's 1 0
50's 2 0
4's 82 45
6's 7 4
Catches Taken 15 40
Stumpings Made 0 0
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 49 169
Innings Played 86 165
Balls 14070 8770
Runs 6206 6275
Wickets 208 288
Best Inning Bowling 8/164 5/20
Best Match Bowling 10/155 5/20
Average 29.83 21.78
Economy Rate 2.64 4.29
St/R 67.6 30.4
4 Wickets 12 11
5 Wickets 13 6
10 Wickets 3 0

saqlain mushtaq PROFILE

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.

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Reviews & Comments [saqlain mushtaq]

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.
ghafoor, khi21 January, 2015

Where are these good players are ??? Team is survivng now you guys are needed badly Pakistan Team is cracked
Rizwan, 28 April, 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..
Sadia Rehmat, karachi10 February, 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
azmat ali, jhelum30 June, 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
Shaan Omer , Karachi01 June, 2013

Saqlain bhai you were one of the best bowler of the world of your time. I love your bowling style.
Rashid, Multan30 May, 2013

sqlain bahi you are best bowler in the world.
jamal, karachi24 November, 2012

You are best spinner of the world.
Irfan, Karachi21 May, 2012

mahum, okara21 April, 2011

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