Player Bio

Mushtaq Mohammad

  • Matches

    749
  • Runs

    39414
  • Wickets

    1064
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Mushtaq Mohammad
DOB 22 November 1943

Mushtaq was not the most talented of the five Mohammad brothers who emigrated from Western India to Karachi, but he scored the most first-class hundreds, more even than Hanif, thanks partly to the greater opportunities he had in county cricket with Northamptonshire. He was also one of the first reverse-sweepers (a stroke he learned from Hanif), and one of the first bat-twirlers at the crease. As a bowler of the legbreak, googly and flipper, he also took more first-class wickets than any of his brothers. Northants were impressed enough to pay him to spend two years in qualifying for them, before instant registration began in 1968. But his age, and his claim to be the youngest Test centurymaker, should be treated with caution. A couple of years may have got lost in emigration.

Batting Averages

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 57 100 7 3643 201* 39.00 0 0 10 19 0 4
ODI 10 9 3 209 55* 35.00 353 59 0 1 0 0
F-C 502 843 104 31091 303** 42.00 0 0 72 159 0 0

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 57 70 5260 2309 79 - - 29.00 3 66 67 6 3
ODI 10 2 42 23 0 - - 0.00 3 0 0 0 0
F-C 502 0 47226 22789 936 - - 24.00 3 50 50 0 39
List A 180 0 2090 1482 49 - - 30.00 4 43 43 1 0
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date
99,0 Pakistan New Zealand Dunedin 1973-02-07
99,0 Pakistan England Birmingham 1971-06-03
99,0 Pakistan New Zealand Karachi 1976-10-30

Career Statistics

Test debut Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Mar 26-31, 1959 Scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Mar 24-29, 1979 Scorecard
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 Scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v India at Sahiwal, Nov 3, 1978 Scorecard
T20I debut - Scorecard
First-Class debut 1956/57 Scorecard
Last First-Class 1979/80 Scorecard
List A debut 1966 Scorecard
Last List A 1985 Scorecard

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