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Saeed Ahmed      

Full name Saeed Ahmed

Born October 1, 1937, Jullundur (now Jalandhar), Punjab, India

Current age 76 years 296 days

Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Universities, Public Works Department, Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - Younis Ahmed

Saeed Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 41 78 4 2991 172 40.41 5 16 4 13 0
First-class 213 346 25 12847 203* 40.02 34 51 121 0
List A 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 41 1980 802 22 4/64 6/108 36.45 2.43 90.0 1 0 0
First-class 213 18629 8217 332 8/41 24.75 2.64 56.1 15 2
List A 1 24 21 0 - - - 5.25 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Jan 17-23, 1958 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1972 - Jan 3, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1954-1972
List A span 1967-1967
Profile

Saeed played strokes all round the wicket, but none was hit with as much grace and power as his drives, which rocketed through the V before the bowler had finished his follow-through. He was forced to change his normally upright stance when he toured England in 1962: he decided to crouch more in an attempt to get a better view of the fast bowlers on the seaming pitches, but the tactic had limited success. He also bowled serviceable offspin, and had his turn as captain, in three drawn Tests in 1968-69. Unfortunately, Saeed is best remembered for the undignified end to his Test career. He declared himself unfit for the third Test against Australia with a back injury following a heated altercation with Dennis Lillee in the previous Test at Melbourne. But as Lillee was vowing revenge on a Sydney greentop, the Pakistan management was sceptical about Saeed's injury and sent him home for indiscipline. For all that, Saeed - the half-brother of Younis Ahmed - was a terrific player, as a Test average in excess of 40 suggests. He made 508 runs in his first Test series, in the Caribbean in 1957-58, and had a taste for big hundreds: three of his five at Test level were of 150 or more.
Lawrence Booth

Latest Photos

May 3, 1998

One of Pakistans prolific batsmen who played his debut match against the West Indies in 1957-58. Also captained Pakistan.

Saeed Ahmed

© Pakistan Cricket Board

1998

Saeed Ahmed - Portrait

Saeed Ahmed - Portrait

© Pakistan Cricket Board

1972

Saeed Ahmed (Pakistan)

Saeed Ahmed (Pakistan)

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