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Imtiaz Ahmed (cricketer)

Imtiaz Ahmed
Personal information
Born (1928-01-05)5 January 1928
Lahore, Punjab,
British India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 5) 16 Oct. 1952 v India
Last Test 16 Aug. 1962 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1944–1947 Northern India
1945–1947 North Zone (India)
1947 Punjab
1948–1949 Punjab University
1950 Pakistan Universities
1953–1964 Combined Services
1960 Rawalpindi
1960 North Zone (Pakistan)
1969–1972 Pakistan Air Force
Career statistics
Competition Test FC
Matches 41 180
Runs scored 2,079 10,393
Batting average 29.28 37.38
100s/50s 3/11 22/45
Top score 209 300*
Balls bowled 6 277
Wickets 0 4
Bowling average n/a 41.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/0 2/12
Catches/stumpings 77/16 322/82
Source: CricketArchive, 26 June 2013

Imtiaz Ahmed (Urdu: امتیاز احمد‎), (born 5 January 1928) played for the Pakistan's first Test team in 1952.

Born in Lahore, he was educated at Islamia College (Lahore). He played in 41 Tests and scored over 2000 runs. He was a middle order batsman who also sometimes batted in the top order. He was Pakistan's first Test wicketkeeper. He made the first Test double hundred by a wicketkeeper when he scored 209 against New Zealand in October 1955.

On 6 March 1951, playing for India Prime Minister's XI against a Commonwealth XI, Ahmed scored a triple century (300 not out) while following on, a feat that has been achieved by only two others.[1]

He also played in the Ranji Trophy.

References

  1. ^ India Prime Minister's XI v Commonwealth XI, 1950–51

External links

  • Cricinfo player profile
  • Imtiaz Ahmed at Cricket Archive
Preceded by
Fazal Mahmood
Pakistan Cricket Captain
1961–1962
Succeeded by
Javed Burki


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