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india Updated: Mar 07, 2005 22:25 IST

 Date of Birth: 3 March 1970, Multan, Punjab
 Test Debut: Against England at Birmingham in 1992
 ODI Debut: Against West Indies at Lahore in 1991/92
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Slow Left Arm Orthodox

Given his burly physique, it is hardly surprising that Pakistani captain Inzamam is one of cricket's most devastating hitters.

The Pakistani skipper's sleepy countenance is quite misleading, as many opposition bowlers have found to their horror. When the fancy takes him, Inzamam can be a most brutal batsman, having that rare combination of sheer power and sweet timing.

He can be a pretty handy close-in fielder, though his out-fielding in general has been the butt of a few jibes. He has also been seen bowling left-arm orthodox spin occasionally.

In One-Day Internationals, Inzy's figures are particularly impressive, with an averaging around 40 and scoring rate in excess of 70 per 100 balls.

Though not the best runner between wickets he is certainly one of the best batsman in the world against pace.

Strengths: Very good timer; can murder any attack on his day.

Weaknesses: Running between the wickets; tends to throw away his wicket often.

What others say: "When he goes to crease nobody considers him an ordinary player, rather bowlers fear a savage attack." Asif Iqbal, former Pakistan captain.

First Published: Oct 02, 2003 19:50 IST