- Full Name:
- Parveez Ghulam Rasool Zargar
- February 13, 1989, Jammu and Kashmir
- Batting style:
- Right-hand bat
- Bowling style:
- Right arm-off break
Off-spinning allrounder Parvez Rasool will always be a man of firsts, and it all began not just because Rasool comes from India's politically-troubled Kashmir valley
Parveez was a standout performer for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy, ending the season as its top scorer and highest wicket-taker. A classical offspinner given to loop and drift, and the recipient of a healthy dose of encouragement from J&K coach BishenBedi, Parveez's extraordinary Ranji season placed him firmly on the national selectors' radar and opened many doors. He was picked for the India A side to play England in a one-day practice match in Delhi, and made a mark when he picked up 7 for 45 for the Board President's XI against the visiting Australians in their tour-opener in Chennai in February 2013. He was then signed on by the Pune Warriors IPL franchise and was also named in the India probables for the Champions Trophy.
When the 27-year old was selected for the India A side which played England in a warm-up, he became the first cricketer from J&K to be selected in an Indian team to play an international side. In July 2013, he was rewarded with his first national call-up, for the ODI tour of Zimbabwe. He didn't get a game but a year later he made it back to the one-day squad for the short tour of Bangladesh, and debuted.