Nasim-ul-Ghani

Nasim-ul-Ghani (born 14 May 1941) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 29 Test matches and one One Day International between 1958 and 1973. At the time of his debut, aged 16 years, he was the world's youngest Test player.[1]

Nasim-ul-Ghani
Personal information
Born(1941-05-14)14 May 1941
Delhi, British India
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 26)17 January 1958 v West Indies
Last Test6 January 1973 v Australia
Only ODI (cap 6)11 February 1973 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC
Matches 29 1 117
Runs scored 747 1 4,490
Batting average 16.60 1.00 28.41
100s/50s 1/2 0/0 7/23
Top score 101 1 139
Balls bowled 4,406 21,041
Wickets 52 343
Bowling average 37.67 25.16
5 wickets in innings 2 23
10 wickets in match 0 3
Best bowling 6/67 6/24
Catches/stumpings 11/– 0/– 104/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 June 2016

He became the first nightwatchman to score a century when he hit 101 against England at Lord's in 1962. This was his only century in Test cricket, and it was also the first century by a Pakistani in England.[1]

A slow left-arm bowler, Nasim-ul-Ghani is the youngest person to take five wickets in a Test innings. He was aged 16 years 303 days when he took 5 for 116 against West Indies in 1958.[2]

Nasim later played Minor County cricket for Staffordshire from 1969 to 1978.

Post-retirementEdit

He has served as national selector and as an ICC Match Referee in two Test Matches and 9 ODIs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b What a waste Espncricinfo. Retrieved 20 March 2011
  2. ^ "Shane Watson ton puts Australia on top against Pakistan". BBC. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

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