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Nawab of Pataudi      

Full name Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (Nawab of)

Born March 16, 1910, Pataudi, Punjab

Died January 5, 1952, New Delhi (aged 41 years 295 days)

Major teams England, India, Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Oxford University, Southern Punjab, Western India, Worcestershire

Nickname Pat

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Chief's College, Lahore; Oxford University

Relation Son - MAK Pataudi, Grandson - SB Jung

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (Nawab of)
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 199 102 19.90 1 0 0 0 0
First-class 127 204 24 8750 238* 48.61 29 34 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 127 756 529 15 6/111 35.26 4.19 50.4 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 2-7, 1932 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1928-1946
Profile

The senior Nawab of Pataudi, Iftikhar Ali Khan, is the only Test cricketer to have played for both England and India. Educated at Aitchison's College, Lahore and Balliol College, Oxford, he made the England squad for the 1932-33 Bodyline series. Pataudi followed in the footsteps of Ranji and Duleep by scoring a hundred at the SCG on his Ashes debut (which was also his Test debut). However, he was dropped after the next Test, apparently because he disagreed with the tactics of Douglas Jardine, and returned home before the end of the tour. Punishing form for Worcestershire in the 1933 and 1934 English seasons earned him a recall for one Test against the visiting Australians in 1934, the last time he turned out for his adopted country.

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Dec 8, 2004

Vijay Hazare and Nawab of Pataudi Sr check out some bats during the tour to England in 1946

Vijay Hazare and Nawab of Pataudi Sr check out some bats during the tour to England in 1946

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Jul 29, 1946

Against Sussex at Hove on July 29, 1946 the first four batsmen of the Indian team completed centuries. The board shows the position just before the fall of the third wicket. The players from left to right are: V. Mankad who scored 105, L. Amarnath (106), Nawab of Pataudi (110 not out), V. M. Merchant (205). The score-board was presented to Sussex by the most famous of all Indian cricketers, K. S. Ranjitsinhji

V. Mankad (105), L. Amarnath (106), Nawab of Pataudi (110 not out), V. M. Merchant (205)

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1946

The 1946 Indian touring squad: Back row L to R: Abdul Hafeez Kardar,- S.W. Sohoni; R.S. Modi; R.B. Nimbalkar,- V.S. Hazare; Vinoo Mankad- D.D.Hindlekar, Middle row, L to R: P. Gupta (manager); S. Banerjee; V.M. Merchant, Nawab of Pataudi; CS. Nayudu; Mushtaq Ali; Front row, L to R: S. G. Shinde; CT Sarwate; Gul Mohammed. The Oval, 1946

The 1946 Indian touring squad

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1932

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