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Alimuddin
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Alimuddin

Pakistan
Alimuddin

INTL CAREER: 1954 - 1962

Full Name

Alimuddin

Born

December 15, 1930, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Died

July 12, 2012, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, (aged 81y 210d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

relations

(brother),

(brother),

(nephew)

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Alimuddin was a burley opening batsman who preferred attack to defence and an outstanding fielder. He made his mark at an early age, appearing for Rajasthan in the pre-partition Ranji Trophy when aged 12 year and 73 days, the youngest person to play in a first-class match. He top-scored in his first innings, albeit with 13, and then was second top score in the second innings with 27. Eleven years later, on Pakistan's first tour of England in 1954, he started with a hundred at Worcester and a second one against Cambridge but his form fell away and in three Tests he managed only 51 runs. He bounced back to be the best batsman on either side in Pakistan's first home series, against India in 1954-55, but he rarely found his best form thereafter, losing his place in the West Indies, but hitting back with a Test-best 109 and 53 against England at Karachi in 1961-62. After captaining Karachi B, he became the national coach before moving to London to work for Pakistan International Airlines.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test25452109110925.3727080
FC14023715727514232.771438650
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test254847511/171/1775.005.3584.0000
FC1401472960404/3324.003.9136.800
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Photos


Alimuddin at the Lord's cricket ground
Alimuddin
Alimuddin - Portrait
The Pakistan squad for the Trent Bridge Test of 1954
The Pakistan squad at Lord's
Alimuddin and Hanif Mohammad come out to bat