Wazir Mohammad

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.[1]

Wazir Mohammad
Personal information
Born (1929-12-22) 22 December 1929 (age 92)
Junagadh, Junagadh State, British India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm
RelationsHanif Mohammad (brother)
Raees Mohammad (brother)
Mushtaq Mohammad (brother)
Sadiq Mohammad (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 14)13 November 1952 v India
Last Test13 November 1959 v Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 20 105
Runs scored 801 4,930
Batting average 27.62 40.40
100s/50s 2/3 11/26
Top score 189 189
Balls bowled 24 102
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 5/– 35/–
Source: CricInfo, 12 July 2019

Wazir was a determined middle-order batsman with a strong defence.[2] 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.[3] He was Pakistan's top-scorer with 42 not out when they won by 24 runs against England at The Oval in 1954.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] His younger brothers Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq also played Test cricket for Pakistan.[7] With the death of Israr Ali on 1 February 2016, Wazir became Pakistan's oldest living Test cricketer.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wazir Mohammad — Pakistan's oldest living Test cricketer | Sports | thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk.
  2. ^ Christopher Martin-Jenkins, The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers, Rigby, Adelaide, 1983, p. 481.
  3. ^ Wisden 1959, pp. 817–18.
  4. ^ "4th Test, Pakistan tour of England at London, Aug 12-17 1954". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Karachi Blues v Karachi Whites 1963-64". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ Chaudhry, Ijaz (2 October 2010). "I was known as Hanif's brother". The Cricket Monthly. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Wazir Mohammad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Records | Test matches | Individual records (captains, players, umpires) | Oldest living players | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo.

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