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Imam-ul-Haq (Urdu: امام الحق‎; born 12 December 1995) is a Pakistani international cricketer.[1] 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.[2][3] He is the nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq, a former Pakistani cricket star who also served as the national team's captain.[4][5]

Imam-ul-Haq king of techniques
Personal information
Born (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 23)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nicknameking of techniques
BattingLeft-handed
RoleBatsman
RelationsInzamam-ul-Haq (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 231)11 May 2018 v Ireland
Last Test11 January 2019 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 215)18 October 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI17 May 2019 v England
Only T20I (cap 81)5 May 2019 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2012/13Lahore Shalimar
2014/15–2015/16Khan Research Laboratories
2016/17–2017/18Habib Bank Limited
2019Peshawar Zalmi
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 10 28 46 60
Runs scored 483 1,387 2,406 2,509
Batting average 28.41 60.30 33.88 45.61
100s/50s 0/3 6/5 4/14 7/13
Top score 76 151 200* 151
Balls bowled 102 28
Wickets 1 0
Bowling average 58.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/4
Catches/stumpings 7/– 5/– 31/– 13/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 May 2019

In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[6][7]

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Domestic careerEdit

In the final of the 2016–17 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he scored 200 not out batting for Habib Bank Limited.[8] 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.[9]

International careerEdit

In October 2017, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[10] 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.[11] He became the second Pakistan batsman after Saleem Elahi to score a ODI hundred on debut.[12]

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.[13][14] He scored a half century in the final innings of the match which was instrumental in the team's win.[15]

On 20 July 2018, in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, he and Fakhar Zaman made the highest opening partnership in ODIs, with 304 runs.[16] Pakistan finished their innings at 399 for the loss of one wicket, their highest score in ODIs.[17] Zaman and Imam had scored 705 runs together across the series, the most by a pair in a bilateral ODI series.[18]

In January 2019, during the third ODI against South Africa, Imam became the second fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs, doing so in his 19th innings.[19]

In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[20][21] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan against England on 5 May 2019.[22] 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.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet the new faces in the Pakistan Test squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Records / One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Hundred on debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Hasan five-for, Imam debut ton sink Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Imam-ul-Haq: Pakistan great Inzamam's nephew hits debut 100 against Sri Lanka". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Imam-ul-Haq set for 'dream' Pakistan Test debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Final: Habib Bank Limited v Water and Power Development Authority at Karachi, Dec 10–15, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Final (D/N), National T20 Cup at Rawalpindi, Nov 30 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Imam-ul-Haq called up to Pakistan's ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  11. ^ "3rd ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Imam-ul-Haq becomes 2nd Pakistani to score century on debut". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Only Test, Pakistan tour of Ireland, England and Scotland at Dublin, May 11-15 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Ireland win toss, opt to bowl in historic Test against Pakistan". Geo TV. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Fakhar, Imam receive maiden call-ups to Ireland, England Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq Break All-Time Opening Partnership Record In ODIs". NDTV. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Records galore as Pakistan rewrite history in Bulawayo". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq march into the record books". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Imam outpaces Kohli and Azam, reaches 1000 ODI runs". Business Recorder. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Only T20I, Pakistan tour of England at Cardiff, May 5 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Imam century powers Pakistan to 358-9 in third ODI against England". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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