Iqbal Abdulla

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Iqbal Abdulla
Personal information
Full nameSayed Iqbal Abdullah
Born (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 30)
Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Domestic team information
2007–2015 and 2017-Mumbai
2008–2013Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 21)
2014Rajasthan Royals
2015–2017Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 21)
Career statistics
Competition T20 FC LA
Matches 86 59 45
Runs scored 172 1813 854
Batting average 12.28 28.77 20.33
100s/50s 0/0 7/8 0/3
Top score 33* 159* 60
Balls bowled 1719 11486 3799
Wickets 77 178 110
Bowling average 25.71 29.17 26.23
5 wickets in innings 1 6 2
10 wickets in match n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/10 6/42 6/32
Catches/stumpings 32/– 44/– 23/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 January 2017

Sayed Iqbal Abdulla (born 2 December 1989 in Azamgarh) is an Indian cricketer[1] who bowls orthodox spin and is a left-handed lower order batsmen. He plays for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

The major teams he has played in are: India A, India Green[2] in the Challenger Trophy, India Under-19 cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai cricket team and Kerala cricket team.

Under-19s Career[edit]

A regular performer on the Mumbai club circuit, Abdulla came into the limelight when he ran through Haryana's batting line-up with a five-for in a Twenty20 game. He was soon drafted into the Indian Under-19 team for a tri-series in Sri Lanka, where he was the third-highest wicket-taker with eight wickets for 69 runs in 31.1 overs. His ten wickets at 13 apiece played an important role in India U-19s winning the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. Abdulla was Mumbai's leading wicket-taker in the 2010–11 season, having taken a total of 27 wickets at an average of 22.11.[3] He is a talented lower middle order batsman and an authentic fielder.

Domestic career[edit]

In the 2011 IPL, Abdullah won two "Man of the Match" awards for his side, and also picked up the "Rising Star" award. He also won the man of the man of the series for India A during the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia 2011.[4] In 2012 Abdulla won the Indian Premier League for the first time in 5 years with his team Kolkata Knight Riders.[5] Since 2014 he has been playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.[6]

In 2016, Abdulla changed sides from Mumbai to Kerala in the 2016–2017 edition of the Ranji Trophy.


  1. ^ "Iqbal Abdulla". Cricinfo.
  2. ^ "India Green Squad". Cricinfo.
  3. ^ "IPL: Kolkata buy Iqbal Abdulla – Cricket – ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ " – Indian Premier League Official Website – LIVE Match Centre". IPLT20. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Kolkata Knight Riders". Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013.