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Baqa Jilani      

Full name Mohammad Baqa Khan Jilani

Born July 20, 1911, Jullundur (now Jalandhar), Punjab

Died July 2, 1941, Jullundur (now Jalandhar), Punjab (aged 29 years 347 days)

Major teams India, Muslims, Northern India

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 16 12 16.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 31 54 4 928 113 18.56 1 5 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 90 55 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
First-class 31 3603 1655 83 7/37 19.93 2.75 43.4 3 1
Career statistics
Only Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-18, 1936 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1934-1939
Profile

A right-arm medium-fast bowler and a useful late order batsman, Baqa Jilani toured England in 1936. In his sole Test at the Oval he scored 4* and 12 and finished wicketless, and it was widely reported that he was only picked because he had the support of the Maharajah of Vizianagram, the captain, after insutling CK Nayudu. He was the first bowler to get a hat-trick in the Ranji Trophy, in the course of his spell of 5 for 7 off 25 balls for Northern India against Southern Punjab in the inaugural year of the national competition in 1934-35.
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