|Full name||Taslim Arif Abbasi|
1 May 1954|
PIB Colony, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Died||14 March 2008
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 82)||29 January 1980 v India|
|Last Test||8 December 1980 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 31)||21 November 1980 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||19 December 1980 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, 6 January 2008|
Taslim Arif Abbasi (1 May 1954 – 14 March 2008) was a Pakistani cricketer who played in 6 Tests and 2 One-day Internationals in 1980. His score of 210* for Pakistan against Australia stood for more than 20 years as the highest score made by a wicket-keeper in Test cricket. Arif died in Karachi from a lung infection in 2008. He was buried at Faisal Cantonment graveyard, in Karachi.
In September 1978, playing for National Bank against Punjab in Lahore, before he had made his international debut, Arif became the first from Pakistan to effect ten dismissals in a first-class match. His record was later broken by Wasim Yousoufi in 1997.
- WISDEN – Second Test Match – PAKISTAN v AUSTRALIA 1979–80, ESPNCricinfo, 13 March 2008, retrieved 22 April 2012
- Records / Test matches / Batting records / Most runs in an innings by a wicketkeeper, ESPNCricinfo, 13 March 2008
- Former Pakistan keeper Taslim Arif dies, ESPNCricinfo, 13 March 2008, retrieved 22 April 2012
- "Taslim Arif on 10 September, 1978". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
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