Arshad Khan

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Arshad Khan
Personal information
Born March 22, 1971 (1971-03-22) (age 43)
Peshawar
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 9 58
Runs scored 31 133
Batting average 5.16 12.09
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 9* 20
Balls bowled 2538 2823
Wickets 32 56
Bowling average 30.00 34.78
5 wickets in innings 1 -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/38 4/33
Catches/stumpings -/- 10/-
Source: [1], 19 February 2006

Arshad Khan (Urdu: ارشد خان, born March 22, 1971 in Peshawar) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler.

Arshad was first picked to play against the West Indies during the 1997-98 season, and the following year, was part of the team which won the Asian Test Championship at Dhaka against Sri Lanka. He was a regular inclusion in the Pakistani side until 2001, at which point the selectors dropped him and he went back to domestic cricket.

Four years later, a strong performance in the Pakistani domestic championship meant that Arshad earned a recall for Pakistan's 2005 tour of India. He performed credibly, particularly in the Bangalore Test, which Pakistan won in the last session to draw the series.

He toured the Caribbean in May 2005, and has retained his place for the upcoming England series.

During the 2005 One Day International series against England, Arshad was used in the second and fifth matches and proved effective at repressing the England batsmen, allowing very few runs to be scored off him and also taking wickets. During the fifth match, his economy was just over 3 runs per over - a very good figure for any bowler, especially a spinner.

A tall man at 6'4, Arshad bowls in a classical off-spinner's mould, preferring a nagging line to any great variation. Picked under a "horses for courses" policy, he has failed to establish himself as a permanent member of the Pakistani team.

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