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PLAYER BIO

Mushtaq Ahmed

  • Matches

    915
  • Runs

    7858
  • Wickets

    2256
Role Bowler
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Mushtaq Ahmed
DOB 28 June 1970

A bubbly, chubby legspinner with googlies aplenty, Mushtaq Ahmed is styled on his hero Abdul Qadir, whom he succeeded in the team. He is a matchwinner with a full house of legspin variations. At his best he is not far behind Shane Warne, but he does not get the in-drift and rip that makes Warne unique and he gets less bounce because of a lower arm. He is a compact though not especially competent batsman who fends too gingerly to hint at permanency at the crease. Mushtaq has also suffered the vagaries of the Pakistan system. But his enthusiasm remains undimmed, despite being out of the team since a poor run of form in 2000-01. Some of his most memorable performances have been away from home, in England and Australia, and he played a key role in propelling Imran's Tigers to World Cup glory, memorably snaring Graeme Hick with one of his googlies. In 2003 he became the first bowler in five years to take 100 wickets in the English season, a return which was instrumental in guiding Sussex to the first Championship title in their history,a feat he and they repeated in 2006 and the following season. However, he put his future with the county at risk by signing with the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League. Persistent knee trouble forced him to retire from first-class cricket towards the end of the 2008 season and he was quickly snapped up by the ECB as England's spin-bowling coach.


BATTING AVERAGES

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
Test 52 72 16 656 59* 11.71 1828 35.88 0 2 70 8
ODI 144 76 34 399 34** 9.50 698 57.16 0 0 21 1
T20 29 10 2 55 20** 6.87 49 112.24 0 0 8 0
F-C 309 389 57 5124 90** 15.43 0 0 20 0 0
List A 381 219 75 1624 41* 11.27 0 0 0 0 0

BOWLING AVERAGES

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Test 52 89 12532 6100 185 7/56 10/106 32.97 2.92 67.7 6 10 3
ODI 144 142 7543 5361 161 5/36 5/36 33.29 4.26 46.8 3 1 0
T20 29 28 591 580 42 5/11 5/11 13.80 5.88 14.0 1 1 0
F-C 309 0 65535 36127 1407 9/48 - 25.67 3.06 50.2 0 104 32
List A 381 0 18973 13182 461 7/24 7/24 28.59 4.16 41.1 14 4 0

CAREER STATISTICS

Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Jan 19-23, 1990
Last Test Pakistan v South Africa at Faisalabad, Oct 24-28, 2003
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Mar 23, 1989
Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore, Oct 3, 2003
T20I debut -
Last T20I -
First-Class debut 1986/87
Last First-Class Peshawar v National Bank of Pakistan at Abbottabad, Oct 9-12, 2017
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Apr 27, 2008