Full name Nasim-ul-Ghani
Born May 14, 1941, Delhi, India
Current age 74 years 78 days
Major teams Pakistan, Dacca, East Pakistan, Karachi, Minor Counties, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Universities, Public Works Department, Staffordshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox
Other Referee, Administrator
|Test debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Jan 17-23, 1958 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 6-11, 1973 scorecard|
|Only ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard|
|First-class span||1956/57 - 1974/75|
|List A span||1971 - 1981/82|
|Test debut||New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hamilton, Jan 13-17, 1996 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Jan 20-24, 1996 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Jan 28, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Mar 9, 1996 scorecard|
A bowler who never fulfilled his early promise, partly through his own
failings and partly because of unfair selection. Nasim-ul-Ghani was the youngest Test cricketer at the time when he made his debut against West Indies, at only 16. His career started well but rapidly tailed off. Primarily a left-arm spinner, he could also bowl medium-pace. Flight was his main weapon. Nasim was a versatile batsman too: he opened the batting for Pakistan and also came in at No. 11. His batting ability was revealed when he came in as a nightwatchman at Lord's in 1962 and struck a century - the first by a Pakistani in England. He was assistant manager on Pakistan's 1996 tour of England. He has since had a spell as a national selector, an ICC development officer in South Asia, and a match referee.
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