Urooj Mumtaz

Born on 1st October 1985 in Karachi, Sind, is former Test, ODI and T20 International player for Pakistan, Urooj Mumtaz Khan.

A right hand batter and leg-break bowler, Urooj is one of only three Pakistan players to have played all three formats of the game, the other two being Sajjida Shah and Batool Fatima. In her only Test, against the West Indies at home in Karachi in 2003/04, Urooj scored a duck in her only innings and took match figures of 2-97. (This was the Test where Kiran Baluch scored her epic 242.)

A more prolific career in white ball cricket, Urooj played 39 ODIs for Pakistan, including the 2009 World Cup. She scored 502 runs including a best of 57 and took 36 wickets at 24.30 with two five wicket hauls, 5-33 against West Indies in 2004 and 5-40 against South Africa in 2007.

Just nine T20 Internationals for Urooj but she managed to play in two World Cups, in 2009 and 2010. Her best figures of 2-14 came against Ireland in Dublin in 2009.

Since her retirement Urooj has been involved with the Pakistan team, both as head of women’s cricket and also chairman of selectors.

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