Imtiaz Ahmed (cricketer)

Imtiaz Ahmed (Urdu: امتیاز احمد‎), (5 January 1928 – 31 December 2016)[1] was a cricketer who played for Pakistan's first Test team in 1952 and in 40 subsequent Test matches.

Imtiaz Ahmed
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Personal information
Born(1928-01-05)5 January 1928
Lahore, Punjab, British India
Died31 December 2016(2016-12-31) (aged 88)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleWicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 5)16 Oct 1952 v India
Last Test16 Aug 1962 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1944–47Northern India
1945–47North Zone (India)
1947Punjab
1948–49Punjab University
1950Pakistan Universities
1953–64Combined Services
1960Rawalpindi
1960North Zone cricket team (Pakistan)
1969–72Pakistan 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

BiographyEdit

 
Waqar Hasan (left) and Imtiaz Ahmed (right) come out to bat during their second test against New Zealand, c. 1955.

Born in Lahore, Ahmed 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 second Test wicketkeeper as Hanif Mohammad had kept wickets in Pakistan's inaugural Test. 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.[2] He received Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan for sports in 1966.[3]

Ahmed also played in the Ranji Trophy in India.

Ahmed died in Lahore, Punjab on 31 December 2016 due to a chest infection. He was 88 years old.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Farooq, Umar (31 December 2016). "The Stands : Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Imtiaz Ahmed dies aged 88". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. ^ "India Prime Minister's XI v Commonwealth XI". cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Pakistan Sports Board – Awards". sports.gov.pk. Retrieved 2 January 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Fazal Mahmood
Pakistan Cricket Captain
1961–1962
Succeeded by
Javed Burki