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Abdur Rauf (cricketer)

Abdur Rauf
Personal information
Full name Abdur Rauf Khan
Born (1978-12-09) 9 December 1978 (age 35)
Okara District, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm Fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
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Test debut (cap 193) 4 July 2009 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 26 December 2009 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 165) 2 February 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 12 November 2008 v india
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2007/08–2008/09 Baluchistan
2005/06–2006/07 Khan Research Laboratories
2003/04–2008/09 Multan
2003/04–2004/05 Allied Bank Limited
2002/03 Pakistan Customs
2001/02 Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd
1999/2000 Lahore
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Source: CricketArchive, 31 October 2009

Abdur Rauf Khan (born 9 December 1978 in Renala Khurd) is an international cricketer from Pakistan. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, Khan made his first-class debut in October 1999.

He joined the national squad for series against South Africa and Bangladesh in 2002/03 but did play an international in either. He has since toured India with the Pakistan A team. He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in the 2007-08 season but played only one match in the series. He came over to England in 2000 and played in the Cambridgeshire Premier League for Wisbech Town Cricket Club taking over 50 wickets. In 2006 he featured as overseas player for Herefordshire club Brockhampton, taking 56 wickets and scoring over 500 runs.

In June 2009 following consistent performances in domestic cricket Rauf was chosen in the 15-man Pakistani squad to tour Sri Lanka at the end of the month. He made his debut in the full Pakistani Test team for the Test Match against Sri Lanka played at Galle from 4–8 July 2009. He got his first wicket which was a big one of Mahela Jayawardene and finished with 3 wickets in the match. His first Test match innings was 31 as a nightwatchman. After a decent performance he was retained for the second Test starting on 12 July. He got a pair twice trapped lbw by Nuwan Kulasekara as Sri Lanka won the series. He played in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG but only picked up 1 wicket and 8 runs as Australia won. He also dropped Shane Watson when the Australian batsman was on 99, allowing him to run through to complete his maiden Test century. He was dropped for the next match.

External links

  • ESPNcricinfo
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