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Danish Kaneria

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Full Name: Danish Parabha Shanker Kaneria
Born: December 16 1980 , Karachi
Other teams: Pakistan, Karachi
Test debut: Pakistan v England, Faisalabad, Nov 29-Dec 3 2000
ODI debut: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, Sharjah, Oct 31 2001
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Leg-break


The leg-spinner made his debut for Pakistan against England in 2000 at the age of 19, becoming only the second Hindu to play Test cricket for his country. He made an instant impression upon joining Essex as one of their overseas players in 2004, taking 63 wickets in just 11 County Championship matches, and has been one of the most consitently dangerous bowlers in the country in recent years. In 2005 Kaneria helped Essex to their first National league title for 20 years, although he missed a chunk of the championship campaign due to international commitments. Kaneria returned to Essex in...

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