Player Bio

Intikhab Alam

  • Matches

    739
  • Runs

    18389
  • Wickets

    1851
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Intikhab Alam
DOB 28 December 1941

Intikhab Alam - although it was always "the burly Intikhab" or "the wily Intikhab" - was one of the players who helped Pakistan bridge the gap from the rather sterile, insulated, bore-draw 1960s into a '70s power which could beat every country home and away. They did it by acquiring experience in county cricket when those doors opened in 1969, Intikhab turning out for Surrey as a fine allrounder. If his legspin wasn't quite in the Abdul Qadir class, it was still the foundation of Pakistan's unbeaten tour of England in 1974, and his powerful hitting produced a Test hundred. He was a significant captain but was widely thought to be too diplomatic for the role; his replacement Mushtaq Mohammad was a vivid, proactive contrast. Post-retirement Intikhab's involvement with Pakistan cricket continued. He was the manager-coach when they won the 1992 World Cup, his diplomacy, it is thought, vital in ensuring a smooth working relationship between Imran Khan and Javed Miandad. He became coach in 2000 briefly before Pakistan surprisingly returned to him in October 2008 for another stint as replacement for Geoff Lawson.

Batting Averages

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 47 77 10 1493 138* 22.00 0 0 1 8 0 16
ODI 4 2 0 17 10* 8.00 45 38 0 0 0 0
F-C 489 725 78 14331 182* 22.00 0 0 9 67 0 0

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 47 78 10474 4494 125 - - 36.00 3 84 84 8 5
ODI 4 4 158 118 4 - - 29.00 4 39 40 0 0
F-C 489 0 91735 43474 1571 - - 28.00 3 58 58 0 85
List A 199 0 6419 4392 151 - - 29.00 4 42 43 2 2
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date

Career Statistics

Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Dec 4-9, 1959 Scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Mar 4-9, 1977 Scorecard
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 Scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Oct 16, 1976 Scorecard
T20I debut - Scorecard
First-Class debut 1957/58 Scorecard
Last First-Class 1982 Scorecard
List A debut 1967 Scorecard
Last List A 1981 Scorecard

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