Abdur Rehman Bio

Abdur Rehman is a Pakistani cricketer who was born in Sialkot, Punjab, on March 1, 1980. He bats left-handed in the tail and bowls medium left-arm orthodox.


In his first season with Gujranwala in 1997, Rehman made the Pakistan Under-19 team and played two first-class matches. With five and six wickets in successive matches against South Africa, the left-arm spinner stole the spotlight.


In December 2006, Rehman won his first ODI for Pakistan against the West Indies in Faisalabad, taking two wickets for 20 runs and scoring seven crucial runs.

Rehman made his T20I debut against South Africa in Johannesburg three months later, smashing 36 runs in three overs.

In October 2007, when he made his test debut against the same opposition in Karachi, Rehman demonstrated his effectiveness by taking eight wickets in the match.

Rise to Glory

In a 2012 series in the UAE, Rehman tore through England, taking 19 wickets at an incredible 16.74 in three matches. He tormented the English batsmen with six for 25 in the second innings of the second test, followed by a five-wicket haul in the third test to complete a clean sweep of the test series for the then-number one side.

In eight games of T20I cricket, he took 11 wickets, including a superb 2 for 7 against Kenya in September 2007.

Low Points

In two test series against Sri Lanka in 2014, Rehman took 9 wickets at a costly 68.25 and was cut from the side, one test wicket shy of 100.

In the shorter formats, the leg-spinner had been inefficient, taking just 30 wickets in 31 ODIs. In March 2014, he played his last One-Day International against Bangladesh in Dhaka. His last T20I was against the Proteas in Dubai in November 2013.

The English and Wales Cricket Board issued Rehman a 12-week suspension in 2012 after he tested positive for marijuana during his time at Somerset.

Leave a Comment