Mohammad Nissar      

Full name Mohammad Nissar

Born August 1, 1910, Hoshiarpur, Punjab

Died March 11, 1963, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (aged 52 years 222 days)

Major teams India, Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Muslims, Railways, Southern Punjab, Uttar Pradesh

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Mohammad Nissar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 11 3 55 14 6.87 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 93 136 34 1120 49 10.98 0 0 65 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1211 707 25 5/90 6/135 28.28 3.50 48.4 0 3 0
First-class 93 15061 7010 396 6/17 17.70 2.79 38.0 32 3
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-18, 1936 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1928/29 - 1953/54

Mohammed Nissar was India's first pace bowler, possible one of the fastest they have ever produced, and one of the best too. A bull of a man, Nissar could swing and cut the ball with verve, but it was his express speed that marked him out from his peers. Of his 25 Test victims, 13 were bowled or leg-before, testimony enough to his sheer pace. Nissar's partnership upfront with Amar Singh was as legendary as it was successful. In India's maiden Test at Lord's in 1932, he plunged the England innings into disarray by knocking over the stumps of Holmes and Sutcliffe, who only ten days earlier had added 555 for the first wicket for Yorkshire, and ended with 5 for 93. On that trip, he grabbed 71 wickets at 18.09 to head the averages. The MCC tour in 1933-34 provided the setting for more heroics as he took another innings bag of five in the inaugural Test in India at the Brabourne Stadium. The only defeat that was inflicted upon the visitors on that tour was also courtesy of Nissar, whose match figures of 9 for 117 helped Vizzy XI to a 14-run victory at Benares.

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Sep 1932

The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour, London, September 1932

The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour

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Jun 25, 1932

The 1932 All-India side which toured England. Back: Lall Singh, Phiroze Palia, Jahangir Khan, Mohammad Nissar, Amar Singh, Bahadur Kapadia, Shankarrao Godambe, Ghulam Mohammad, Janardan Navle. Seated: Syed Wazir Ali, C.K.Nayudu, Maharaja of Porbandar (captain), KS Limbdi (vice-captain), Nazir Ali,  XX. Front: Naoomal Jaoomal, Sorabji Colah, Nariman Marshall.

The 1932 All-India side which toured England

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