Profile of Moneeb Iqbal for U-19 World Cup 2004
by Cricket Scotland
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Batting: Right hand bat
Bowling: Right arm leg spin
Rep Hon: Scotland U13, U15, U17, U19 and senior Scotland player.
His interest in the game came through his father and uncles having encouraged him. Cricket is his only sport and, having represented his district and Scotland at younger age levels, Moneeb is an exciting prospect who played in the last Youth World Cup in New Zealand at the age of 15. Only four months later, a few weeks after his sixteenth birthday, he became the youngest player to represent Scotland in a full international in Scottish cricket history and also took part in a victory over Nottinghamshire on the test match ground at Trent Bridge. Moneeb is now a member of the Durham County Cricket Club Academy, along with the captain of the squad, Kyle Coetzer. He is still a member of the West of Scotland club where he is a team-mate of Ian Young. His favourite player is Shane Warne (Australia). Moneeb admires his dedication; his aggression and the interest he has created in the art of leg spin bowling.
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