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Saqlain Mushtaq

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Full Name: Saqlain Mushtaq
Born: December 29 1976 , Lahore, Punjab
County: Surrey
Other teams: Ireland, Pakistan, Islamabad Cricket Association, Pakistan International Airlines, Sussex
Test debut: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Peshawar, September 8-11, 1995
ODI debut: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Gujranwala, September 29, 1995
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin


Sussex showed faith in the former Pakistan off-spinner when they signed him on a two-year contract for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. He has taken 208 Test and 288 one-day international wickets for Pakistan and will be qualified to play for England next year, having married his British wife nine years ago. Saqlain was one of the first to develop the doosra delivery and was the fastest bowler to 100 one-day wickets. During a Test match, at Chennai in 1998-99 he claimed ten wickets in the match that allowed Pakistan to claim a 12-run win against India. He was not eligible to play county mat...

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