Imam-ul-Haq (Urdu: امام الحق; born 12 December 1995) is a Pakistani international cricketer. On his One Day International (ODI) debut against Sri Lanka, he became the second batsman for Pakistan, and thirteenth overall, to score a century on debut.
|Born||12 December 1995|
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Test debut (cap 231)||11 May 2018 v Ireland|
|Last Test||11 January 2019 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 215)||18 October 2017 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||5 July 2019 v Bangladesh|
|Only T20I (cap 81)||5 May 2019 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|2014/15–2015/16||Khan Research Laboratories|
|2016/17–2017/18||Habib Bank Limited|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 5 July 2019
In the final of the 2016–17 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he scored 200 not out batting for Habib Bank Limited. In the final of 2017–18 National T20 Cup, he scored 59 not out batting for Lahore Blues, and was named man of the match.
In October 2017, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka on 18 October 2017, scored a maiden ODI century and was named man of the match. He became the second Pakistan batsman after Saleem Elahi to score a ODI hundred on debut.
In April 2018, he was named in Pakistan's Test squad for their tours to Ireland and England in May 2018. He made his Test debut for Pakistan, against Ireland, on 11 May 2018. He scored a half century in the final innings of the match which was instrumental in the team's win.
On 20 July 2018, in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, he and Fakhar Zaman made the highest opening partnership in ODIs, with 304 runs. Pakistan finished their innings at 399 for the loss of one wicket, their highest score in ODIs. Zaman and Imam had scored 705 runs together across the series, the most by a pair in a bilateral ODI series.
In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan against England on 5 May 2019. Ahead of the Cricket World Cup, in the ODI series against England, Imam scored 151 runs in the third ODI match. This was the highest individual total for a Pakistan batsman against England in a One Day International.
He is the nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq, a former Pakistani cricket star who also served as the national team's captain. The Haq family originates from Multan. Their ancestors migrated to Pakistan from the city of Hansi in the present-day Indian state of Haryana, in 1947.
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