Imran Nazir

Imran Nazir

Full name Imran Nazir
Born December 16, 1981, Gujranwala, Punjab
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Major teams Pakistan, Asia XI, Dhaka Gladiators, ICL Pakistan XI, Lahore Badshahs, National Bank of Pakistan, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan Reserves, Sheikhupura Cricket Association, Sialkot Cricket Association, Sialkot Stallions, Water and Power Development Authority, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited

Imran Nazir is a Pakistani batsman in cricket who represented the Pakistan national cricket team in Test cricket, One Day International and Twenty20 cricket matches.


Nazir made his debut in Test cricket on March 1999, against Sri Lanka at Lahore in Pakistan and a few days later, he made his One Day International debut against the same opposition at Visakhapatnam in India. He played in 8 Test matches between 1999–2002 and secured a spot in the Pakistan squad since 2002. He also played in One Day International arena, but he could never cement his place in the squad. The emergence of several Pakistan opening batsmen such as Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Hameed, Taufeeq Umar and Salman Butt kept him out of the national side. However he displayed excellent cricketing performances in First class cricket.

Nazir made his return to the national team in the second One Day International against South Africa in February 2007 during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa. He impressed the Pakistan national selectors with his innings of 57 runs from just 39 deliveries, though he struggled to score runs during the rest of the tournament.

Nazir was named in Pakistan’s squad for the 2007 World Cup. He scored 160 runs against Zimbabwe in Pakistan’s last match during the 2007 Cricket World Cup, after being knocked out by Ireland.

It was the second highest score by a Pakistani batsman and the eighth highest score by any batsman in World Cup history and his 8 sixes equaled the World Cup record of Australian batsman, Ricky Ponting. It was also the highest runs he scored in List A cricket. He now remains a regular member of Pakistan’s Twenty20 squads.

In 2008, Nazir signed for the Indian Cricket League and played for the Lahore Badshahs. He scored 111 runs not out, off just 44 deliveries, against the Hyderabad Heroes in the third of the best of three finals of the tournament and helped his team to victory. After signing up for the Indian Cricket League, his chances of ever playing again for Pakistan looked slim. However, on 2 February 2009, a Pakistani court suspended the ban on Indian Cricket League players, which paved the way for Nazir to make a return to the One Day International and Twenty20 squad during their tour of Sri Lanka in August 2009. He was given another chance against New Zealand int two T20I’s held in Dubai which Pakistan won 2-0. Next time, he was given a chance against Australia in only T20I in Australia but could not bat much. He showed the same form against England in February 2010 in two T2OI’s and was consequently dropped from the Pakistani side. Since then, he has played two National T20 cups. He was selected for the Hong Kong Sixes tournament 2010 in Hong Kong as a member of Pakistani squad. There again, he showed very bad form but worst of all, in the final which was inevitably in Pakistan’s favor was lost due Imran Nazir’s bowling. 46 was required from the last 8-ball over but Imran Nazir gave away 48 runs in 7 balls.

In Twenty20 games he has a bowling average of 1.00 and in his 8 deliveries he has 3 wickets a strike rate of less than 3. He has also played for Dhaka Dynamites in Bangladesh’s NCL T20 Bangladesh. He is currently playing for Dhaka Gladiators in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He has played 7 matches in BPL and has scored 207 runs with an average of 41.4 runs per game. He has a Strike Rate of 150. His highest score is 58 and he has scored 2 Half Centuries in this tournament and has hit 21 4s and 9 6s.

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 13 0 427 131 32.84 730 58.49 2 1 63 4 4 0
ODIs 79 79 2 1895 160 24.61 2339 81.01 2 9 235 32 26 0
T20Is 25 24 1 500 72 21.73 370 135.13 0 3 59 22 11 0
First-class 139 225 9 7172 185 33.20 10 44 105 0
List A 166 166 3 4386 189 26.90 9 16 77 0
Twenty20 102 100 10 2540 93 28.22 1703 149.14 0 18 290 121 35 0

Bowling Averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8
ODIs 79 4 49 48 1 1/3 1/3 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
T20Is 25
First-class 139 842 638 11 3/61 58.00 4.54 76.5 0 0
List A 166 579 567 22 3/34 3/34 25.77 5.87 26.3 0 0 0
Twenty20 102 5 26 26 4 1/0 1/0 6.50 6.00 6.5 0 0 0

Imran Nazir News

Misbah eyes Australia victory and world title after Ireland win 16 Mar 2015

Adelaide (Australia) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said the emphatic seven-wicket win over Ireland on Sunday had given his team strength and belief that favourites Australia can be beaten in the World Cup quarter-finals. Pakistan are ...

Pakistan crush Ireland to reach World Cup quarter-finals 15 Mar 2015

Adelaide (Australia) – Sarfraz Ahmed scored Pakistan’s first World Cup century since 2007 to lead his team into the quarter-finals with a seven-wicket romp past Ireland at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Ireland ...

Corruption is a sad reality of modern day cricket: Shahid Nazir 24 May 2014

The Indian Cricket League (ICL), a T20 tournament unlike its more illustrious counterpart from the same country, lasted just 2 seasons between 2007 and 2009. Funded by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the ICL comprised of 9 teams from Indi...

Kevin Pietersen confirmed for Lord’s bicentenary match 4 Apr 2014

London – Former England star Kevin Pietersen was on Friday confirmed for the Lord’s bicentenary celebration match between the MCC and the Rest of the World at the famous London ground on July 5. The announcement comes after he was drafte...

Former, current stars set to feature in Independence Day T20 match 12 Aug 2013

Karachi :  Pakistan s former and current star cricketers will feature in Independence Day T20 Festival Match here at Moin Khan Cricket Academy on the eve of Independence Day. Customs Cricket Academy is organizing the high-voltage match u...

PCB hold trial matches for U-19 players from May 26 22 May 2013

Karachi, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding trial matches for U-19 players at Diamond Cricket Ground in Islamabad from May 26 June 1 in order to select the squad for upcoming U-19 events. The national Selection Committee has already...

Balochistan overpowers Punjab in cricket tourney 6 Mar 2013

Karachi :  Nahida Khan scored a half century to help Balochistan beat Punjab by eight runs in 2nd Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Women Cricket Challenge Trophy on Wednesday at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Balochistan batted first in the m...

PCB blames B”desh of not following right procedure while hiring Pak players f... 18 Jan 2013

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has accused Bangladesh of not following the proper procedures before hiring Pakistan players for this year”s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The PCB pulled its 27 players out of Bangladesh”s prem...

Pakistan bars stars from Bangladesh T20 league 16 Jan 2013

DHAKA – Bangladesh cricket chiefs said Wednesday that Pakistan had refused to release any of its players for a Twenty20 competition which begins this week after a planned bilateral series had to be scrapped. Pakistan had been due to host...

Players go under hammer in Bangladesh amid pay row 20 Dec 2012

DHAKA : About 150 foreigners went under the hammer for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) auction Thursday despite a pay row which saw many cricketers not paid their full dues for the first season. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan hit the j...

RSS Feeds   Subscribe to Latest News by Email