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Mushtaq Mohammad      

Full name Mushtaq Mohammad

Born November 22, 1943, Junagadh, Gujarat, India

Current age 70 years 233 days

Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, Northamptonshire, Pakistan International Airlines, Shropshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Referee

Relation Brother - Wazir Mohammad, Brother - Raees Mohammad, Brother - Hanif Mohammad, Brother - Sadiq Mohammad, Nephew - Shoaib Mohammad

Mushtaq Mohammad
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 57 100 7 3643 201 39.17 10 19 4 42 0
ODIs 10 9 3 209 55 34.83 353 59.20 0 1 3 0
First-class 502 843 104 31091 303* 42.07 72 159 349 0
List A 180 169 16 4471 131 29.22 1 24 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 57 70 5260 2309 79 5/28 9/119 29.22 2.63 66.5 6 3 0
ODIs 10 2 42 23 0 - - - 3.28 - 0 0 0
First-class 502 47226 22789 936 7/18 24.34 2.89 50.4 39 2
List A 180 2090 1482 49 4/30 4/30 30.24 4.25 42.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Mar 26-31, 1959 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Mar 24-29, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v India at Sahiwal, Nov 3, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1956-1980
List A span 1966-1985
Profile

Mushtaq was not the most talented of the five Mohammad brothers who emigrated from Western India to Karachi, but he scored the most first-class hundreds, more even than Hanif, thanks partly to the greater opportunities he had in county cricket with Northamptonshire. He was also one of the first reverse-sweepers (a stroke he learned from Hanif), and one of the first bat-twirlers at the crease. As a bowler of the legbreak, googly and flipper, he also took more first-class wickets than any of his brothers. Northants were impressed enough to pay him to spend two years in qualifying for them, before instant registration began in 1968. But his age, and his claim to be the youngest Test centurymaker, should be treated with caution. A couple of years may have got lost in emigration.
Scyld Berry October 2004

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Mar 16, 2004

Mushtaq Mohammad

Mushtaq Mohammad

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1981

Mushtaq Mohammad, 1981

Mushtaq Mohammad

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1980

Mushtaq Mohammad gives the victory sign in the dressing room after a match, January 1, 1980

Mushtaq Mohammad gives the victory sign in the dressing room after a match

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1963

Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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