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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

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
Test 57 100 7 3643 201* 39.17 0 10 19 0 4
ODI 10 9 3 209 55* 34.83 353 59.20 0 1 0 0
F-C 502 843 104 31091 303** 42.07 0 72 159 0 0
List A 180 169 16 4471 131* 29.22 0 1 24 0 0

BOWLING AVERAGES

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Test 57 70 5260 2309 79 5/28 9/119 29.22 2.63 66.5 6 3 0
ODI 10 2 42 23 0 - - 3.28 0 0 0
F-C 502 0 47226 22789 936 7/18 - 24.34 2.89 50.4 0 39 2
List A 180 0 2090 1482 49 4/30 4/30 30.24 4.25 42.6 1 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS

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