Full name Ghulam Mustafa Guard
Born December 12, 1925, Surat, Gujarat
Died March 13, 1978, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (aged 52 years 91 days)
Major teams India, Gujarat, Mumbai
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Nov 28-Dec 3, 1958 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Jan 1-6, 1960 scorecard|
|First-class span||1946/47 - 1962/63|
A tall and well built man, befitting a sub inspector of police, Ghulam Guard's Test appearances were restricted to two. A left arm medium pace bowler, he made a fairly impressive debut against West Indies at Bombay in 1958-59 at the age of 33. In the first innings he picked up the wicket of Gary Sobers and in the second added the wickets of both the openers Holt and Hunte. His only other appearance was also at Bombay, against Australia in 1959-60 when he finished wicketless. In a first class career that lasted from 1946 to 1963, Guard picked up 124 wickets (20.60). (Partab Ramchand)
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