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Mudassar Nazar (Urdu: مدثر نذر) (born 6 April 1956) is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer with a career in Test cricket for Pakistan and in league cricket in Pakistan and England. He was an opening batsman who played 76 test and 122 one-day matches for Pakistan. After retiring from professional cricket, he has had a number of administrative positions in the cricketing world, including two stints as coach for Pakistan in 1993 and 2001, for Kenya and for several other teams. He was born in Lahore, Punjab.

Mudassar Nazar
مدثر نذر
Personal information
Born (1956-04-06) 6 April 1956 (age 63)
Lahore, Pakistan
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsNazar Mohammad (Father)
Mubashir Nazar (Brother)
Mufashir Nazar (Brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 76)24 December 1976 v Australia
Last Test24 April 1989 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 21)23 December 1977 v England
Last ODI14 March 1989 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 76 122 220 182
Runs scored 4114 2653 14080 4439
Batting average 38.09 25.26 43.86 28.27
100s/50s 10/17 -/16 42/59 2/26
Top score 231* 95 241 122*
Balls bowled 5967 4855 12465 6840
Wickets 66 111 153 151
Bowling average 38.36 30.91 34.51 30.86
5 wickets in innings 1 1 2 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/38 5/29 6/32 5/28
Catches/stumpings 48/– 21/– 143/– 42/–
Source: CricInfo, 10 November 2017

Currently, he is appointed as an Advisor and Icon for Lahore Qalandars franchise cricket team in Pakistan Super League.

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International careerEdit

Mudassar made his debut in Test cricket for Pakistan against Australia in Adelaide on 24 December 1976. The son of Test cricketer Nazar Mohammad, he followed in his father's footsteps to open Pakistan's opening batting. Mudassar now resides in Bolton, England. He played for many prominent league teams in Pakistan, and played his last Test match against New Zealand at Auckland on 28 February 1989, but he continued playing first-class cricket until 1993. He became the second Pakistani after his father to carry the bat as an opener in the fifth Test of the 1982–83 series against India.

One time, Mudassar held a record for highest partnership in Test Cricket of 451-runs, 3rd-wicket with Javed Miandad against India at Hyderabad, Pakistan in 1982–83.[1] He also holds the record for the slowest Test match century and also in terms of minutes (557).[2] He was also a useful bowling option for his captain and earned the reputation of a shock bowler because he was good at breaking long partnerships and batsmen who played long innings.

In the mid-1980s, Mudassar became a spokesman for the Pakistan players' association and claims that criticisms he made about the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) led to him being omitted from the Pakistan side.[3]

After cricketEdit

After retiring from professional cricket, Mudassar became national coach for Pakistan and has coached a number of other teams, including Kenya's national team in the season of 2005. In 1982 he earned the title of 'Golden Arm' at Lord's for his match winning bowling spell against England.

 
Mudassar Nazar's career performance graph.

International centuriesEdit

Test centuriesEdit

Test centuries of Mudassar Nazar
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 114 2   England   Lahore, Pakistan Gadaffi Stadium 14 December 1977 Drawn
[2] 126 12   India   Bangalore, India M Chinnaswamy Stadium 21 November 1979 Drawn
[3] 119 31   India   Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 23 December 1982 Won
[4] 231 33   India   Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan Niaz Stadium 14 January 1983 Won
[5] 152* 34   India   Lahore, Pakistan Gadaffi Stadium 23 January 1983 Drawn
[6] 152 35   India   Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 30 January 1983 Drawn
[7] 199 46   India   Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 24 October 1984 Drawn
[8] 106 48   New Zealand   Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan Niaz Stadium 25 November 1984 Won
[9] 124 64   England   Birmingham, England Edgbaston Cricket Ground 23 July 1987 Drawn
[10] 120 66   England   Lahore, Pakistan Gadaffi Stadium 25 November 1987 Won

International recordEdit

Test 5 Wicket haulsEdit

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/32 25   England Lord's London England 1982

ODI 5 Wicket haulsEdit

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/28 68   West Indies Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne Australia 1985

International awardsEdit

One-Day International CricketEdit

Man of the Match awardsEdit

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 17 December 1981 10–4–20–3 ; 50 (67 balls: 6x4).   Pakistan won by 6 wickets.[4]
2 Sri Lanka National Stadium, Karachi 31 March 1982 8–0–42–2 ; 79 (82 balls: 9x4).   Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[5]
3 West Indies Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane 14 January 1984 68 (114 balls: 7x4) ; 10–0–46–2   West Indies won by 5 wickets.[6]
4 Sri Lanka Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 13 October 1985 8–0–32–2 ; 40 (42 balls: 4x4).   Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[7]
5 India Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 17 November 1985 67 (117 balls: 4x4, 1x6) ; 9–0–43–2   Pakistan won by 48 runs.[8]
6 Australia Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 11 April 1986 DNB, 1 Ct. ; 95 (140 balls: 5x4)   Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[9]
7 West Indies WACA Ground, Perth 30 December 1986 DNB ; 10–0–36–3   Pakistan won by 34 runs.[10]
8 Australia Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 3 April 1987 10–1–44–3 ; 64 (135 balls: 4x4)   Pakistan won by 6 wickets.[11]
9 Australia Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 14 October 1988 9–0–40–2 ; 76 (108 balls: 9x4) Tied.   Pakistan won by losing less wickets.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wisden – The Indians in Pakistan, 1982–83". Wisden. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Records | Test matches | Batting records | Slowest hundreds | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ "The way I see it", Cricket Life, ed. Imran Khan, October 1989, p. 22.
  4. ^ "1981–1982 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup – 6th Match – Australia v Pakistan – Sydney".
  5. ^ "1981–1982 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup – 6th Match – Australia v Pakistan – Sydney".
  6. ^ "1983–1984 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup – 4th Match – Pakistan v West Indies – Brisbane".
  7. ^ "1985–1986 Pakistan v Sri Lanka – 1st Match – Peshawar".
  8. ^ "1985–1986 Rothmans Sharjah Cup – 2nd Match – India v Pakistan – Sharjah".
  9. ^ "1985–1986 Austral-Asia Cup – 2nd Match – Australia v Pakistan – Sharjah".
  10. ^ "1986–1987 Benson & Hedges Challenge – 1st Match – Pakistan v West Indies – Perth".
  11. ^ "1986–1987 Sharjah Cup – 2nd Match – Australia v Pakistan – Sharjah".
  12. ^ "1988–1989 Pakistan v Australia – 3rd Match – Lahore".

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