Pakistan Muhammad Irfan Fazil is born on November 2, 1981, in Lahore. He is a Pakistani former cricketer, who has played one test match and one ODI in 2004-05. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Not only that, but he played first-class cricket for Habib Bank, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, and Lahore from 1997 to 2015.
Irfan Fazil made his test debut under Moin Khan’s captaincy against Sri Lanka in the 3rd Test of the series at Karachi in 2000. He was a right-arm quick bowler and has the ability to swing the ball at any surface. He took the first Test wicket of Russel Arnold when Younis Khan takes a good catch. In the 2nd innings, he bowled Mahela Jayawardena at 29. He was a bit unlucky to have four overs in each inning. His bowling analysis was 1 for 35 and 1 for 30. That was indeed a good start for any youngster. But he could not get another chance at the international level.
Then, in April 2000, he made his ODI debut against West Indies in the 6th Match of Cable & Wireless One Day International Series at St George’s, Apr 16, 2000. Irfan Fazil spell cost 46 runs in 6 overs including 2 wide and 3 No balls, eventually, Pakistan lost the match by 17 runs. That was the last chance he gets at the highest level of cricket. That was unfair to any upcoming talent. Selectors were not satisfied with his bowling line and length. Sometimes, he seems very wayward.
Irfan Fazil played 88 first-class matches, in which he scored 1,499 runs @ 14.99 with the best of 61* including 5 fifties, 36 catches, 224 wickets @ 30.76 with the best of 6 for 38 including 9 times five wickets in an innings.
He also played 49 List-A matches and scored 159 runs at an average of 8.83, including 14 catches, 52 wickets at an average of 34.75 with the best of 4 for 38. In 5 T20 matches, he scored 9 runs and just took 2 wickets. Read More – Akram Raza – A Victim of Match Fixing Saga