Mushtaq Ahmed      

Full name Mushtaq Ahmed

Born June 28, 1970, Sahiwal, Punjab

Current age 45 years 8 days

Major teams Pakistan, Islamabad Cricket Association, Lahore, Lahore Badshahs, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Peshawar Cricket Association, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Rest of Punjab, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, United Bank Limited

Nickname Mushie

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 4 in

Mushtaq Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 52 72 16 656 59 11.71 1828 35.88 0 2 70 8 23 0
ODIs 144 76 34 399 34* 9.50 698 57.16 0 0 21 1 30 0
First-class 309 389 57 5124 90* 15.43 0 20 119 0
List A 381 219 75 1624 41 11.27 0 0 59 0
Twenty20 29 10 2 55 20* 6.87 49 112.24 0 0 8 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 89 12532 6100 185 7/56 10/106 32.97 2.92 67.7 6 10 3
ODIs 144 142 7543 5361 161 5/36 5/36 33.29 4.26 46.8 3 1 0
First-class 309 70759 36127 1407 9/48 25.67 3.06 50.2 104 32
List A 381 18973 13182 461 7/24 7/24 28.59 4.16 41.1 14 4 0
Twenty20 29 28 591 580 42 5/11 5/11 13.80 5.88 14.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Jan 19-23, 1990 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v South Africa at Faisalabad, Oct 24-28, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Mar 23, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore, Oct 3, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1986/87
Last First-class Lancashire v Sussex at Manchester, Aug 6-9, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Apr 27, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kent v Sussex at Birmingham, Aug 4, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/65, 7, 2/92 Sussex v Lancashire Manchester 6 Aug 2008 FC
16, 3/105, 0 Sussex v Lancashire Hove 29 Jun 2008 FC
1/45, 17 Sussx 2nd XI v MCC YC Uxbridge 23 Jun 2008 Other OD
6, 2/113, 0, 0/37 Sussex v Durham Hove 30 May 2008 FC
8, 1/59, 20, 2/63 Sussex v Notts Nottingham 20 May 2008 FC
0/55 Sussex v Essex Chelmsford 27 Apr 2008 LA
7*, 5/83, 0, 2/74 Sussex v Kent Hove 23 Apr 2008 FC
1, 1/86 Sussex v Hampshire Southampton 16 Apr 2008 FC
0, 2/19 Lahore v ICL Hyd Hyderabad (Deccan) 6 Apr 2008 Other T20
1/14 Lahore v ICL Hyd Panchkula 4 Apr 2008 Other T20
Profile

A bubbly, chubby legspinner with googlies aplenty, Mushtaq Ahmed is styled on his hero Abdul Qadir, whom he succeeded in the team. He is a matchwinner with a full house of legspin variations. At his best he is not far behind Shane Warne, but he does not get the in-drift and rip that makes Warne unique and he gets less bounce because of a lower arm. He is a compact though not especially competent batsman who fends too gingerly to hint at permanency at the crease. Mushtaq has also suffered the vagaries of the Pakistan system. But his enthusiasm remains undimmed, despite being out of the team since a poor run of form in 2000-01. Some of his most memorable performances have been away from home, in England and Australia, and he played a key role in propelling Imran's Tigers to World Cup glory, memorably snaring Graeme Hick with one of his googlies. In 2003 he became the first bowler in five years to take 100 wickets in the English season, a return which was instrumental in guiding Sussex to the first Championship title in their history,a feat he and they repeated in 2006 and the following season. However, he put his future with the county at risk by signing with the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League. Persistent knee trouble forced him to retire from first-class cricket towards the end of the 2008 season and he was quickly snapped up by the ECB as England's spin-bowling coach.
Cricinfo staff October 2008

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Jun 24, 2015

Mushtaq Ahmed helps Yasir Shah cool down at Pakistan's training, Colombo, June 24, 2015

Mushtaq Ahmed helps Yasir Shah cool down at Pakistan's training

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Jun 16, 2015

Bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed chats with ODI captain Azhar Ali at a training session, Galle, June 16, 2015

Bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed chats with ODI captain Azhar Ali at a training session

© AFP

Aug 13, 2014

Mushtaq Ahmed has a word with Saeed Ajmal during training, Colombo, August 13, 2014

Mushtaq Ahmed has a word with Saeed Ajmal during training

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997

PCA Player of the Year 2003

Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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