background-image
Intikhab Alam
background-image

Intikhab Alam

Pakistan
Intikhab Alam

INTL CAREER: 1959 - 1977

Full Name

Intikhab Alam Khan

Born

December 28, 1941, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India

Age

79y 132d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

(brother)

Other

Referee

TEAMS

Intikhab Alam - although it was always "the burly Intikhab" or "the wily Intikhab" - was one of the players who helped Pakistan bridge the gap from the rather sterile, insulated, bore-draw 1960s into a '70s power which could beat every country home and away. They did it by acquiring experience in county cricket when those doors opened in 1969, Intikhab turning out for Surrey as a fine allrounder. If his legspin wasn't quite in the Abdul Qadir class, it was still the foundation of Pakistan's unbeaten tour of England in 1974, and his powerful hitting produced a Test hundred. He was a significant captain but was widely thought to be too diplomatic for the role; his replacement Mushtaq Mohammad was a vivid, proactive contrast. Post-retirement Intikhab's involvement with Pakistan cricket continued. He was the manager-coach when they won the 1992 World Cup, his diplomacy, it is thought, vital in ensuring a smooth working relationship between Imran Khan and Javed Miandad. He became coach in 2000 briefly before Pakistan surprisingly returned to him in October 2008 for another stint as replacement for Geoff Lawson.
Scyld Berry November 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test477710149313822.281816200
ODI42017108.504537.770000
FC489725781433118222.149672280
List A1991692925486218.2005400
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test47781047444941257/5211/13035.9583.70852
ODI4415811842/362/3629.5039.50000
FC489917354347415718/5427.6758.308513
List A199641943921516/256/2529.0842.50220
Intikhab Alam portrait
Explore Statsguru Analysis

Photos


Intikhab Alam and Zaheer Abbas at a press conference
Dav Whatmore and Intikhab Alam speak to reporters
Shahid Afridi and Intikhab Alam have a chat
Intikhab Alam and Waqar Younis speak to reporters
Javed Miandad speaks to the Pakistan players
Intikhab Alam, Pakistan's team manager, at the stadium