He is a right-handed batsman and leg-break bowler. Having first represented Scotland in 2002, making his debut at the age of fifteen in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup, he represented the national team in the same competition in 2004 and 2006. Though he scored a duck in his first match for the Scottish team, he finished the competition with an average nearing 20.
He performed better two years later, when he hit his first half-century, and played once again in 2006.
At the time of his first international fixture, Moneeb was the youngest cricketer ever to represent Scotland in an international. Iqbal is a lower-order batsman for the second team, and plays in the tailend in first-class cricket.