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
|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|
|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.
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