Introduction: Imran Butt
Imran Butt was born on 27th December 1995 in the city of Lahore in Pakistan. He is a right-handed batsman when it comes to his role and made his international debut in a test match against South Africa on 26th January 2021.
We are going to discuss his debut in detail later. He shone while playing for the Balochistan cricket team in the last season of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy when he went on to score 900+ runs in nine matches.
In PSL (Pakistani Super League)
He was with the Lahore Qalanders in the 2016 season while in the 2017 season, he was with the North West Warriors.
Imran Butt Domestic Career
- First-class cricket
He has played 74 first-class matches in which he has scored 4500+ runs. His average in these matches has been 35.26 runs per innings. In total, he has smashed 10 centuries and 23 half-centuries. His topmost score in this format is 214 and he has taken 84 catches.
- T20 Career
The number of T20 matches played by him is 16 with him being able to score just 135 runs. His batting average is mere 13.5 runs. He hasn’t managed to score a single half-century in his T20 career.
- List A cricket
His List A career was limited with him playing just 38 matches. The total number of runs that he scored is 1300+. His average here is somewhat better and stands at 37.28. While his number of centuries is just 2 and the number of half-centuries is eight.
He is yet to go a long way as his international career has just begun. He has the potential though of becoming a great cricketer. While some might argue that his performance in T20 cricket has been poor, that doesn’t imply that he can’t perform well in other formats for Pakistan.
Imran Butt Test Debut
As we mentioned before, he debuted in test cricket on 26th January 2021. In his first innings, he made just 9 runs after facing 25 balls and smashing a boundary. His second innings also wasn’t that impressive as he managed to contribute only 12 runs. Interestingly, he made all the 12 runs only by hitting boundaries.
As for the match, it was held in Karachi where South Africa won the toss and took the decision to bat first. They scored an average total of 220 runs in the first innings while opener Dean Elgar (58 runs) was the highest scorer.
Pakistan in response put up 378 on the scoreboard. Fawad Alam scored a ton and Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf too contributed with their half-centuries. South Africa’s second inning wasn’t that great either and they scored 245 setting a target of 88 runs for Pakistan which they achieved easily. The only positive thing about Butt’s debut was that Pakistan won the test.