Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Biography of Saeed Anwar

Saeed Anwar Career Profile

Full Name : Saeed Anwar
Country : Pakistan
Date Of Birth : 1968-09-06
Place Of Birth :
Batting Style : LHB
Bowling Style : LAB, FS

Performance in TESTs ODIs
Matches 55 247

Batting Performance TESTs ODIs
Innings 91 244
Not Out’s 2 19
Runs 4052 8823
Hundreds 11 20
Fifties 25 43
Nineties 1 4
Ducks 8 15
Average 45.53 39.21
Highest Score 188 194
Strike Rate 0 80.69

Bowling Performance TESTs ODIs
Overs 8 Overs & 0 Ball 40 Overs & 2 Balls
Overs 8 .0 40 .2
Maidens 3 3
Runs 23 191
Wickets 0 6
Average 0.00 31.83
Five Wickets Hauls 0 0
Run Per Over 2.88 4.74
Best Bowling 0-0 2-9
Strike Rate 0.00 40.33

Fielding Performance TESTs ODIs
Catches 18 42
Stumpings 0 0

Saeed’s Biography (1968- ) Born in Karachi on September 6th 1968, the Pakistan Captain Saeed Anwar

has become one of the best batsmen in the world through hard work, dedication

combined with his exceptional talent. He has a tremendous eye,

excellent timing, and makes use of his wrists better that any

other batsmen in the game. He can find the gaps at will, and more

often that not, a little push from Saeed simply races away to the

boundry. Strong on all sides of the wicket, Saeed’s favorite shot is

the cut shot, which he plays better than any other Pakistani batsmen.

Very strong on the off side, Saeed has the ability to play some

glorious cover drives that are an absolute delight to watch.

His off side shots are so good, that he is considered to be the

best off side player, among left handed batsmen in the world.

The reason for his immaculate off side play is because of his

sound technique. He is solid in defence, yet can destroy any

bowling attack in the world in a matter of minutes. His strength

in timing and the ability to play on the rise, combined with

excellent execution, makes him the best opener to ever come from

Pakistan…far ahead of the likes of Soahil,Raja,and the Mohammad


As a first class cricketer, Saeed used to bat in the middle order

however once he made his ODI debut in Australia, he was thrust

into the opener’s role. He began opening the innings in domestic

cricket, and made his way back into the ODI side as a specialist

opener. Despite, having lost out on precious years due to politics

in the PCB, Saeed never lost hope. He made most of the limited

opportunity’s that Imran Khan gave him, yet he was over looked

for the likes of Shoaib Mohammad and Ramiz Raja…players who

never performed outside of Pakistan.

In 1993, Saeed created a new world record..he hit three back

to back ODI hundreds in Sharjah, a feat never before achieved by

any Pakistani player. He was now finally a permanant member of the

ODI side, under Wasim Akram. However, he was still not considered

for a test spot..once again a huge error by the selectors.

In 1994 however, Saeed finally got a chance to show his worth as

a test match plater. He hit a mammoth 169 in New Zealand and

combined it with some important half centuries in the rest of the

series. He had now proven his credentials as a solid test match

player with the temperment and ability to succeed at the level.

Since 1994, Saeed has played another 40 odd test matches, scored

over 3500 runs and averages 47.20. He is simply a brilliant player.

He is also the Captain of the Pakistan team. He has the ability to

lead from the front and become an excellent Captain,

Saeed is an excellent team man and gets along extremely well with

his team mates, who have nothing but praise for him..as well as fans

and press alike. Saeed is also a Computer Engineer, and his wife

Lubna, is a doctor who takes care of him when he gets his regular

dose of flu:)

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