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Arshad Khan

Arshad is a steady, generally restrictive bowler, reliant on more on bounce and less on turn.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 17:45 IST
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 Date of Birth: 22 March 1971, Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province
 Test Debut: Against West Indies at Peshawar in 1997
 ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Sharjah in 1993
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break
 

Arshad Khan is the most unorthodox spinner one could ever witness. Tall and lanky bowler and hailing from Peshawar - a breeding ground of fast bowlers- Arshad is a steady, generally restrictive bowler, reliant on more on bounce and less on turn.

Although a consistent performer in the domestic circuit, his career on the international circuit has never really taken off. In fact he got his first break in a Test match, four years after his ODI debut.

Belonging to the second generation of spinners after Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, he does not possses the conventional 'decieving' art of spin.

Although his chances at Test level may be limited , he will remain an option for the ODI side, especially with the introduction of the Supersub rule.

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 18:08 IST