Name: Faisal Iqbal
Full Name: Faisal Iqbal
A gutsy strokeplayer with a sound defence and an attitude to boot, Faisal Iqbal is an exciting middle-order prospect for Pakistan. A prolific performer at junior level, Iqbal's elevation into the Test team was criticised on ground of nepotism - he is Javed Miandad's nephew. But he demonstrated that he was worth that Test cap with an aggressive counter-attacking 83 off 85 balls in the first Test against Australia in Colombo in 2002-03. He was particularly impressive against Shane Warne, using his feet superbly to seize the momentum for Pakistan, and he did it all with a swagger that was refreshingly reminiscent of his uncle. He couldn't repeat his performance in the rest of that series, or in the two Tests he played in South Africa in 2002-03.
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak
Age: 35 years 294 days
Teams: Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Pakistan Reserves, Sind, Sylhet Royals
Born: December 30, 1981, Karachi, Sind