Iqbal Qasim

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Iqbal Qasim
Personal information
Born (1953-08-06) 6 August 1953 (age 68)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 50 15 246 95
Runs scored 549 39 2,432 329
Batting average 13.07 6.50 14.47 10.61
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/3 0/0
Top score 56 13 61 23
Balls bowled 13,019 664 55,387 4,223
Wickets 171 12 999 119
Bowling average 28.11 41.66 20.48 20.54
5 wickets in innings 8 0 68 2
10 wickets in match 2 0 14 0
Best bowling 7/49 3/13 9/80 6/25
Catches/stumpings 42/– 3/– 172/– 27/–
Source: CricInfo, 4 February 2006

Mohammad Iqbal Qasim (Urdu: محمد اقبال قاسم; born 6 August 1953) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 50 Test matches and 15 One Day Internationals between 1976 and 1988.

Qasim ended his career with 171 wickets in his 50 Test matches, at approximately 3.5 wickets a match. His accurate bowling saw his economy rate at a low 2.21. He pushed the ball through quicker than normal, not extracting great turn, but deceiving batsmen through variations in pace and trajectory.

He is most notable for spinning Pakistan to victory in the 5th Test at Bangalore of the 1987 India-Pakistan series, and thus securing Pakistan's first series win on Indian soil. He took 9/121, including the key scalp of Sunil Gavaskar for 96 in the last innings of the game.

Iqbal Qasim remained in the shadows of his teammate, leg spinner Abdul Qadir, although his career returns are superior by average and very similar by strike rate.

He became Pakistan's chief selector in 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ Iqbal Qasim named Pakistan chief selector Retrieved 5 December 2013.

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