Rehan Iftikhar

23
  • Born (age)
  • LocationKarachi, Pakistan
  • Squad Number23
  • Debut date
Current age:  25 Years

Major teams:  Dubai College 1st XI, UCT, Imperial College 1st XI, American University of Sharjah 1st XI, Wombats CC

Playing role:  Opening Bastmen

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling Style:  Lefy Arm Off Spinner

Rehan spent the first few years of his childhood travelling around the world – living in exotic locations, such as the Caribbean, where he first found his love for the game of cricket. After moving to Dubai in 1997, he joined Unique Cricket Training and was mentored by Akbar Rana – a well-renowned member of the UAE cricket community and former member of the UAE cricket team.

Under the coaching of Rana, Rehan began his cricketing career as a fast bowler and middle-order batsman, and had the chance to play against touring teams from around the world.

In 2010, he moved to London for university, where he represented Imperial College’s 1st XI and had the exposure to play with county-level cricketers. Playing in English conditions helped to develop his game and critical skills as both a bowler, and a batsman.

It was only in 2012 that Rehan realized his potential as an explosive top order batsman and was encouraged by his then-captain, and current UAE cricketer, Fahad Tariq, to open the batting for his team. He got off to a bright start and has never looked back since.

Joining Wombats cricket club in 2015, Rehan enjoyed a healthy start to his Wombats career – scoring750 runs in his first season. Having settled in smoothly at the club.

He now looks to develop into a more mature and reliable batsman on the field and a strong presence in the dressing room.