Asif Iqbal (cricketer)

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For the cricketer who plays for the UAE, see Asif Iqbal (cricketer, born 1984).
Asif Iqbal
Personal information
Full name Asif Iqbal Razvi
Born (1943-06-06) 6 June 1943 (age 72)
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana, India)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role All-rounder
Relations Shammi Iqbal (son)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 42) 24 October 1964 v Australia
Last Test 29 January 1980 v India
ODI debut (cap 1) 11 February 1973 v New Zealand
Last ODI 20 June 1979 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1968–1982 Kent
1964–1980 Pakistan International Airlines
1976–1977 National Bank of Pakistan
1961–1969 Karachi
1959–1961 Hyderabad
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 58 10 440 259
Runs scored 3575 330 23329 5989
Batting average 38.85 55.00 37.26 27.98
100s/50s 11/12 0/5 45/118 3/33
Top score 175 62 196 106
Balls bowled 3864 592 18899 5017
Wickets 53 16 291 126
Bowling average 28.33 23.62 30.30 25.96
5 wickets in innings 2 0 5 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/48 4/56 6/45 5/42
Catches/stumpings 36/– 7/– 301/– 101/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 March 2013

Asif Iqbal Razvi (Urdu: آصف اقبال رضوی, born 6 June 1943) is a Pakistani cricketer who captained Pakistan and Kent CCC. He is now an ICC Match Referee.

Asif Iqbal was born in the city of Hyderabad, India, and is related to former India captain Ghulam Ahmed and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.[1] He was a right-handed batsman and an effective right-arm medium bowler for Pakistan, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kent, National Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan International Airlines. After learning his cricket in Hyderabad, India, he emigrated to Pakistan in 1961, where he opened the bowling with swing bowling before concentrating on batting that was noted for its footwork and cavalier cover-driving. Asif Iqbal was also the captain of Pakistan at the inaugural Cricket World Cup in 1975 and 1979 being the first person to lead Pakistan to the semi-finals of the world cup in 1979.

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Asif's Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Intikhab Alam
Majid Khan
Wasim Bari
Pakistani national cricket captain
Succeeded by
Majid Khan
Mushtaq Mohammad
Javed Miandad
Preceded by
Mike Denness
Alan Ealham
Kent County Cricket Club captain
Succeeded by
Alan Ealham
Chris Tavaré