Mohammad Sami

Mohammad Sami
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Updated on Jan 29, 2003 11:54 PM IST
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 Date of Birth: 24 February 1981, Karachi, Sind
 Test Debut: Against New Zealand at Auckland in 2000/01
 ODI Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 2000/01
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast

Sami is one of a new generation of Pakistan fast bowlers starting to make his mark in the national team.

The slender paceman had played in only one domestic tournament - the Quaid-e-Azam (QEA) Trophy 2000/01 - and a four-day game against England when he was chosen to represent Pakistan for the tour of New Zealand.

He made an immediate impact, taking five wickets in his first Test.

Despite a fairly short run-up, Sami manages to generate impressive speed, consistently clocking around 90mph.

He has also quickly got to grips with the traditional outswing and yorker-length reverse-swing.

He has grabbed has grabbed hat-tricks in both forms of the game - both in 2002 - and averages around 27 in one-day cricket.


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