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Tauseef Ahmed      

Full name Tauseef Ahmed

Born May 10, 1958, Karachi, Sind

Current age 55 years 345 days

Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan Customs, Public Works Department, United Bank Limited

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Tauseef Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 34 38 20 318 35* 17.66 0 0 0 9 0
ODIs 70 25 14 116 27* 10.54 216 53.70 0 0 3 0 10 0
First-class 176 198 63 1944 77 14.40 0 1 75 0
List A 177 84 30 634 49* 11.74 0 0 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 58 7778 2950 93 6/45 9/77 31.72 2.27 83.6 3 3 0
ODIs 70 67 3250 2247 55 4/38 4/38 40.85 4.14 59.0 1 0 0
First-class 176 39875 15349 697 8/52 22.02 2.30 57.2 45 7
List A 177 8492 5311 185 4/22 4/22 28.70 3.75 45.9 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Feb 27-Mar 2, 1980 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Karachi, Dec 1-6, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Mar 31, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Feb 23, 1990 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-1998
List A span 1980-1998
Profile

Pakistan's Tauseef Ahmed tended to be overshadowed by his more illustrious colleagues, Abdul Qadir and Iqbal Qasim, but he was a skilled and cunning offspinner, even if his afro and moustache did make him look like Lionel Richie. He took seven wickets on his debut, after being plucked from nowhere to play against Australia in 1979-80. And it was his destiny to play a huge role in Pakistan's famous 16-run victory over India at Bangalore in 1986-87, when he and Iqbal took nine wickets each, and Sunil Gavaskar wound up his Test career with a masterful 96. Two years later, against Australia at Karachi, Tauseef had match figures of 47.4-28-44-3, par for the course for this thrifty performer, whose average was superior to the great Qadir's.
Rob Smyth

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2011

Tauseef Ahmed, the PCB's regional head coach for Hyderabad, illustrates a point while talking to young cricketers

Tauseef Ahmed illustrates a point while talking to young cricketers

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Nov 27, 1987

Tauseef Ahmed scored 5 not out, Pakistan v England, 1st Test, 27 November 1987, Lahore

Tauseef Ahmed scored 5 not out

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1987

Tauseef Ahmed

Tauseef Ahmed

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Only T20I: Pakistan v Australia at Dubai (DSC)
Oct 3, 2014 (20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 5, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Sharjah
Oct 8, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 10, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
Pakistan A v Australians at Sharjah
Oct 13-16, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
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