Pakistan former Wicket Keeper batsman Nadeem Abbasi is born on November 10, 1968, in Murree, Rawalpindi in the Punjab province. In 1989, he played three Test matches for Pakistan. In 1989, Saleem Yousaf was injured in the first Test of Karachi, where Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis made their test debut. Hence, he was picked against India in the 2nd Test match of Faisalabad. On debut, he scored 36 runs off 86 balls in 127 minutes with the help of 5 fours.
His first Test victim was Navjot Singh Sidhu off Wasim Akram bowling. The other victims were Ravi Shastri off Saleem Jaffer bowling. In the second inning, he also kept Ravi Shastri off Wasim Akram bowling. This was indeed a satisfactory performance by a debutant. In the third Test match at Lahore, he didn’t bat but kept one catch. In the fourth Test, he scored 10 and held 2 catches. That was the end of his career comprised of three Test matches. Overall, he scored 46 runs at 23.00 and held 6 catches.
Nadeem Abbasi also captained KRL (Khan Research Laboratories) and Rawalpindi. Under his leadership, he led Khan Research Laboratories to a runners-up spot in the National One Day Cup in 2000. Post-retirement, Nadeem Abbasi became a very flourishing Rawalpindi Coach and Regional Selector.
He also worked in the Pakistan National Cricket Academy and Abbottabad Region, helping the youngster and grooming their talent who later played for Pakistan. Moreover, during the England cricket season, Nadeem Abbasi has been acknowledged to turn out as a visitor professional for several teams and provide batting consultancy and specialist coaching to many past, present, and future Pakistani players.
He scored 5,157 in 131 first-class matches at an average of 29.63 with the best of 120 not out including 6 hundred, 23 fifties, 294 catches, 31 stumps, and 6 wickets. In 88 List-A matches, he scored 1,638 runs @ 23.40 with the top score of 91* including 6 fifties, 79 catches, 36 stumps, and 1 wicket.