Ebbu Ghazali      

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

Mohammad Ebrahim Zainuddin Ghazali
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 32 18 8.00 0 0 3 0 0 0
First-class 47 70 8 1701 160 27.43 2 7 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 48 18 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 47 5065 2091 61 5/28 34.27 2.47 83.0 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jul 1-5, 1954 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 22-27, 1954 scorecard
Test statistics
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.

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May 3, 1998

One of Pakistans early test players who played in the famous tour to England 1954 with a debut at Trent Bridge.

MEZ Ghazali

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Mohammad Ghazali - One of Pakistans early test players who played in the famous tour to England 1954 with a debut at Trent Bridge.

Mohammad Ghazali - Portrait

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May 5, 1954

The Pakistan squad at Lord's. (Back row, left to right) Wazir Mohammad, Khalid Hasan, Shujauddin, Shakoor Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ahmed; (Middle row) Khalid Wazir, Waqar Hasan, Ikram Elahi, Mohammad Aslam, Mahmood Hussain, Alimuddin, Hanif Mohammad; (Front row) MEZ Ghazali, Fazal Mahmood, Abdul Kardar, Imtiaz Ahmed, Maqsood Ahmed

The Pakistan squad at Lord's

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