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Full name Alimuddin

Born December 15, 1930, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Died July 12, 2012, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow (aged 81 years 210 days)

Major teams Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Gujarat, Karachi, Muslims, Public Works Department, Rajputana, Sind

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Coach

Relation Brother - Azimuddin, Brother - Salimuddin, Nephew - J Uddin

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 25 45 2 1091 109 25.37 2 7 0 8 0
First-class 140 237 15 7275 142 32.77 14 38 65 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 25 4 84 75 1 1/17 1/17 75.00 5.35 84.0 0 0 0
First-class 140 1472 960 40 4/33 24.00 3.91 36.8 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 10-15, 1954 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jul 26-31, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1942/43 - 1967/68

Alimuddin was a burley opening batsman who preferred attack to defence and an outstanding fielder. He made his mark at an early age, appearing for Rajasthan in the pre-partition Ranji Trophy when aged 12 year and 73 days, the youngest person to play in a first-class match. He top-scored in his first innings, albeit with 13, and then was second top score in the second innings with 27. Eleven years later, on Pakistan's first tour of England in 1954, he started with a hundred at Worcester and a second one against Cambridge but his form fell away and in three Tests he managed only 51 runs. He bounced back to be the best batsman on either side in Pakistan's first home series, against India in 1954-55, but he rarely found his best form thereafter, losing his place in the West Indies, but hitting back with a Test-best 109 and 53 against England at Karachi in 1961-62. After captaining Karachi B, he became the national coach before moving to London to work for Pakistan International Airlines.
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Aug 26, 2010

Alimuddin at the Lord's cricket ground,

Alimuddin at the Lord's cricket ground

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May 3, 1998

One of Pakistans early opening batsmen who played in the famous Pakistan tour to England 1954 with a debut at Lords.


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Alimuddin - Portrait

Alimuddin - Portrait

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