Full name Mohammad Ebrahim Zainuddin Ghazali
Born June 15, 1924, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Died April 26, 2003, Karachi, Pakistan (aged 78 years 315 days)
Major teams Pakistan, Maharashtra, Muslims, Services (Pakistan)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jul 1-5, 1954 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 22-27, 1954 scorecard|
|First-class span||1942/43 - 1954/55|
"Ebbu" Ghazali was an offspinning allrounder who played two Tests on Pakistan's first full tour of England, in 1954. He made 18 and 14 at Trent Bridge, but at Old Trafford bagged a pair inside two hours - the fastest in Test history. In all he scored 601 runs (28.61) and took 17 wickets (39.64) on that tour. He was also a member of the strong Pakistan Eaglets side which toured England the year before. His highest first-class score was 160, for Services at Karachi in 1953-54, and his best bowling (5 for 28) came the following season against Punjab at Lahore. Mohammad Ebrahim Zainuddin Ghazali was born in Gujarat, played for Maharashtra before Partition from India, and served as an administrator after his retirement. He was manager of the Pakistan tour of Australia in 1972-73, by which time he was a wing commander in the Pakistan Air Force.
Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why
He goes through long barren patches between big scores. Can he change his technique without harming his fast-paced batting?