Full name Mohammad Nazir
Born March 8, 1946, Rawalpindi, Punjab
Current age 71 years 18 days
Major teams Pakistan, Pakistan Railways, Punjab University
Also known as Nazir jr
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Oct 24-27, 1969 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Dec 9-13, 1983 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 21, 1980 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 10, 1984 scorecard|
|First-class span||1964/65 - 1987/88|
|List A span||1974/75 - 1986/87|
|Test debut||Pakistan v South Africa at Sheikhupura, Oct 17-21, 1997 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v England at Karachi, Dec 7-11, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v South Africa at Peshawar, Oct 24, 1994 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v England at Lahore, Oct 27, 2000 scorecard|
Offspinner Mohammad Nazir took his best figures - 7 for 99 - on debut against New Zealand at Karachi in 1969-70 but he only took three other wickets in the three-Test series and was soon discarded. He toured England in 1971 and 1974 and played one more Test against England in 1972-73 but was wicketless. He continued to perform well in domestic cricket and was recalled in 1979-80 when he took 16 wickets in four Tests against West Indies, including 8 for 120 at Faisalabad. But he was again dropped and at 34 his international career seemed over. In 1981-82 he took 86 wickets at 14.67 and 70 at 20.72 the following year, and in 1983-84 he was again brought back for the series against India. He failed to take a wicket in the first two Tests but grabbed 7 for 122 in the last match and that won him a place on the tour of Australia. He played his final three Tests out there but struggled to make any impression. As if to underline that he kept getting better with age, his best season was in 1985-86 when his 88 wickets cost just 14.42 each. After finally retiring, he became an international umpire.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history