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Saturday, 26 May, 2001, 12:18 GMT 13:18 UK
Pakistan squad profiles
Pakistan: A mix of experience and exciting new talent
BBC Sport Online's player-by-player guide to the Pakistan one-day squad

Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis
Age: 29
Right arm fast bowler; Right hand batsman.

Waqar has enjoyed playing against England and his record is testament to that.

Anyone who has taken 10 five-wicket hauls in one-day cricket must be admired and Waqar still poses a threat, especially at the end of the innings when his reverse swing is difficult to get away.

Abdur Razzaq

Abdur Razzaq
Age: 21
Right arm fast medium bowler; Right hand batsman.

Despite spasmodic flashes of brilliance, the all-rounder has yet to consistently put a run of performances together.

His batting can be exhilirating as he showed against England in the one-series at home and his bowling can be just as effective.

Azhar Mahmood

Azhar Mahmood
Right hand batsman; Right arm fast medium bowler.

His bowling is suited to English conditions and his ability to bowl a consistent line and length will be an asset i the limited-overs.

He can also be relied upon to contribute valuable runs with the bat.


Age: 31
Right hand batsman.

His physique suggests he would be better suited to locking a rugby scrum, but the burly Inzamam is a class act at the crease.

He averages over 40 in one-dayers and can be a destructive hitter, he is not the greatest runner between the wickets, but is a marvellous fielder in the slips.

Imran Nazir

Imran Nazir
Age: 19
Right hand batsman.

For a man so young, Nazir already has 35 one-day internationals under his belt and a one-day century to go with it.

He played at Sharjah and made the team for the final defeat by Sri Lanka.

Much is expected of Nazir and his extravagant strokeplay is well-suited to the abbreviated game.

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi
Age: 21
Right hand batsman: right-arm leg break

A scintillating performer on his day, Afridi holds the record for the fastest one-day century when he bludgeoned 102 off just 40 balls against Sri Lanka in 1996.

He was also in good form in Sharjah prior to the England tour and can form a destructive partnership with Saaed Anwar at the top of the order.

His deceptive leg breaks can often pick up wickets, but at a price.

Saeed Anwar

Saeed Anwar
Age: 32
Left hand batsman.

Ask the game's leading players around the world who they rate as batsmen and Saeed Anwar's name will invariably crop up.

Graceful at the crease he has that extra second to play the ball which allows him to dictate terms.

When the mood takes him he can be a devastatingly fast scorer with an ability to take apart the world's best attacks.

Salim Elahi

Salim Elahi
Age: 24
Right hand batsman; Right arm off break bowler.

Still struggling to prove himself in the Test arena, Elahi has shone in one-day cricket with four half-centuries and one hundred to his name.

Has work to do if he wants to start ahead of Afridi or Saeed.

Saqlain Mushtaq

Saqlain Mushtaq
Age: 24
Right arm off break bowler; Right hand batsman.

A magician for Surrey, he is a spin wizard and, with Muttiah Muralitharan, one of the foremost exponents of the art in the world.

Just as in Test cricket he is a very tricky proposition in the one-day format.

Shoaib Malik

Age: 19
Right hand batsman, right-arm off-spin

The all-rounder has yet to firmly establish himself in the Pakistan one-day side but is a useful performer.

His bowling action has been called into question with the Pakistan Cricket Board recommending he changes the way he delivers one of his varieties.

After being cleared he returned to play in Sharjah, making his high score of 44 in the final defeat.

Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram
Age: 35
Left arm fast bowler; Left hand batsman.

Still a world-class all-rounder after all these years the one-day game suits his explosive attributes.

He is probably the foremost exponent of reverse swing and can still produce the unplayable ball and generate surprising pace off an economical run-up.

His batting has been somewhat subdued of late and he can't be relied upon to produce a big innings.

Younis Khan

Age: 23
Right hand batsman, Right-arm leg break.

One of the brightest prospects in Pakistani cricket, he has not yet made the same impression in one-day cricket as he has in Tests.

Naturally aggressive, he is particularly strong through the off side off both back and front foot, but can get carried away.

Yousuf Youhana

Yousuf Youhana
Age: 26
Right hand batsman.

The prolific batsman is the mainstay of the Pakistan middle order and almost always produces runs when it matters.

His three centuries have also been supported with 15 fifties.

Rashid Latif

Age: 32
Wicket-keeper; Right hand batsman.

A hard-hitting batsman in the lower-order, Rashid will be on hand in the final few overs to boost the run-rate.


Age: 20
Right arm fast medium; Right hand bat.

Drafted into the one-day squad to cover the absence of Shoaib Akhtar, Fazl is inexperienced at international level.

He has played just one limited-overs international and that was back in 1998, although he did play in the final two Tests against New Zealand in March this year.

Faisal Iqbal

Age: 19
Right hand bat; Right arm medium.

Yet another promising batsman ready to take his chance in the one-day arena.

A novice with just two matches under his belt prior to the NatWest tournament he will offer support to the more established batsmen.

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