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Last Updated:  Friday, 3 January, 2003, 18:01 GMT

Saeed Anwar
Born: 6/9/68
Team: United Bank
ODI debut: 1/1/89
Past World Cups: 1996, 1999

Left-handed batsman
Left-arm slow orthodox bowler

A world-class opener, Anwar is one of the real batting stars of Pakistani cricket.

The left-hander exudes class and has a reputation in the cricketing world as one of the best timers of the ball, fond of elegantly driving through the covers or mid-on.

Although he took some time to establish himself in the Test side, Anwar's attacking style of play made him a natural choice for one-day internationals from the start.

He still holds the record for the highest individual score in a one-day innings with 194 against India in 1997, and has scored 19 centuries and 43 fifties since his debut in 1989.

Anwar has suffered from nagging injury problems in recent years and will be hoping to return to form for his third World Cup.

Many will also notice a radical change in his appearance as the 34-year-old now sports a long beard, having become a devout Muslim after his daughter died following a brief illness.

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