Decade Review 2009

Imtiaz Ahmed      

Full name Imtiaz Ahmed

Born January 5, 1928, Lahore, Punjab

Died December 31, 2016, Lahore, Punjab (aged 88 years 361 days)

Major teams Pakistan, Northern India, Pakistan Air Force, Punjab, Services

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - Iftikhar Ahmed

Imtiaz Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 41 72 1 2079 209 29.28 3 11 3 77 16
First-class 180 310 32 10391 300* 37.37 22 45 322 82
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 41 1 6 0 0 - - - 0.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 180 277 166 4 2/12 41.50 3.59 69.2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Pakistan at Delhi, Oct 16-18, 1952 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1944/45 - 1972/73

Imtiaz Ahmed was one of the fine, proud, patriotic band of cricketers, most of them Lahore College graduates, who gave Pakistan such a successful start in the 1950s. As a batsman he was a magnificent hooker: Majid Khan said he was inspired by the sight of Imtiaz taking on Wes Hall at Lahore in 1958-59. He was also Pakistan's first regular wicketkeeper, which often forced him to bat down the order when he was so suited to being an attacking opener. In England in 1954 he came closer than any tourist before or since to the wicketkeeper's double of 1000 runs and 100 dismissals in a first-class season - he finished 14 dismissals short.
Scyld Berry

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Sep 19, 2003

Imtiaz Ahmed receiving his medal from Pakistan president during the Golden Jubilee of Test Cricket Gala, Islamabad, September 16, 2003.

Imtiaz Ahmed receiving his medal from Pakistan president

© Pakistan Cricket Board

Mar 20, 1998

Imtiaz one of Pakistan's great wicketkeeper-batsmen

Imtiaz Ahmed

© Pakistan Cricket Board


Imtiaz Ahmed - 1959 portrait during the Third Test Match against the West Indies, Lahore, 26-31 March 1959

Imtiaz Ahmed - 1959 portrait

© Pakistan Cricket Board

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