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Mohammad Nissar
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Mohammad Nissar

India
Mohammad Nissar

INTL CAREER: 1932 - 1936

Full Name

Mohammad Nissar

Born

August 01, 1910, Hoshiarpur, Punjab

Died

March 11, 1963, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, (aged 52y 222d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

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.

Another compelling demonstration of his hostility came against Jack Ryder's Australians on their tour of India in the winter of 1935. Thirty two wickets in four 'Tests' at 13 runs apiece spoke volumes for the damage he unleashed. On his final tour of England, Nissar departed the Test scene with a devastating spell that yielded four wickets in five overs to send England hurtling from 422 for 3 to 463 for 7. He continued to entertain domestic audiences for a while longer and helped Southern Punjab to the Ranji Trophy final in 1938-39 taking 17 wickets at 11.94, including a tour de force of 6 for 17 against Sind in the semis that sent them packing for 23.
Sankhya Krishnan

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test611355146.8700020
FC931363411204910.9800650
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6111211707255/906/13528.283.5048.40030
FC931506170103966/1717.7038.00323
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1928/29 - 1953/54

Photos


Mohammad Nissar
The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour
The 1932 All-India side which toured England
Pen portraits of the 1932 India tourists
Percy Holmes loses his off stump to Mohammad Nissar
Herbert Sutcliffe is bowled by Mohammad Nissar - India's first Test wicket