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Iftikhar Anjum

Iftikhar Anjum
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2006 05:49 PM IST
Date of Birth: 1 December 1980, Punjab
Bat: Right Hand Bat
Bowl: Right Hand Medium
ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Multan, Paktel Cup, 2004
 
Another addition from the pace factory in Pakistan. Fashioning his high-arm action on Glenn McGrath, Iftikhar Anjum is more like Aaqib Javed than Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis. His outswinger asre just as dangerous and pack as much punch as Aaqib’s.

Though he has been performing consistently in the domestic circuit, his performance in the 2004 domestic season brought him to national focus. Iftikhar led his team – the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited – to victory in the Patron’s Trophy final against WAPDA. He claimed seven wickets in the first innings and finshed off with ten in the match.

Not surprisingly, he was included in Pakistan's one-day squad for the series against India in 2004, before making his debut in the Paktel Cup later in the year.

Needless of say he is a competent reverse-swinger and when the ball gets a bit rougher, with good control over his yorkers.

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