Wazir Mohammad (born 22 December 1929) is a former Pakistani cricketer and banker who played in 20 Test matches for Pakistan national cricket team between 1952 and 1959 and, as of 2021, is based in Solihull, United Kingdom.
|Born||22 December 1929|
Junagadh, Junagadh State, British India
|Relations||Hanif Mohammad (brother)|
Raees Mohammad (brother)
Mushtaq Mohammad (brother)
Sadiq Mohammad (brother)
|Test debut (cap 14)||13 November 1952 v India|
|Last Test||13 November 1959 v Australia|
Source: CricInfo, 12 July 2019
Wazir was a determined middle-order batsman with a strong defence. His highest Test score was 189, in the Fifth Test against West Indies at Port of Spain in 1957-58, when he batted for six and three-quarter hours and laid the foundation for Pakistan's innings victory. He was Pakistan's top-scorer with 42 not out when they won by 24 runs against England at The Oval in 1954. His first-class career extended from 1950 to 1964, when he captained Karachi Whites to a narrow defeat in the final of the 1963-64 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He was appointed to captain the Pakistan Eaglets team of young players on their tour of England in 1963; 14 of the 18 players on the tour became Test cricketers, and four became Test captains.
Wazir worked as a banker, mostly with the National Bank of Pakistan. His younger brothers Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq also played Test cricket for Pakistan. With the death of Israr Ali on 1 February 2016, Wazir became Pakistan's oldest living Test cricketer.
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