Abdur Rehman made his debut for Pakistan during the ODI home series against West Indies at the ripe old age of 26 (old considering the subcontinent’s trait of ruthlessly exposing youth to the world’s best). Not a huge turner of the cricket ball, his accuracy and consistency, as well as exploiting the rough marks, does it for him not only at the domestic circuit but at the elite level as well.Rehman’s rise to fame goes way back to 1999 when he grabbed a five-for and a six-wicket haul in successive matches while representing Pakistan Under-19 against South Africa in 1999.
In 2012 he helped terrorise England, then the No. 1 Test team, in the UAE with 19 wickets at 16.73 as Pakistan completed their first ever series whitewash over England. Later that year he joined Somerset where he took 9 for 65 in an innings against Worcestershire at Taunton but also received a 12-week ban after failing a drugs test. He joined Peshawar Zalmi ahead of Feb 2016 season of Pakistan Super League.