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Saeed Ahmed
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Saeed Ahmed

Pakistan
Saeed Ahmed

INTL CAREER: 1958 - 1973

Full Name

Saeed Ahmed

Born

October 01, 1937, Jullundur (now Jalandhar), Punjab, India

Age

83y 357d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Saeed played strokes all round the wicket, but none was hit with as much grace and power as his drives, which rocketed through the V before the bowler had finished his follow-through. He was forced to change his normally upright stance when he toured England in 1962: he decided to crouch more in an attempt to get a better view of the fast bowlers on the seaming pitches, but the tactic had limited success. He also bowled serviceable offspin, and had his turn as captain, in three drawn Tests in 1968-69. Unfortunately, Saeed is best remembered for the undignified end to his Test career. He declared himself unfit for the third Test against Australia with a back injury following a heated altercation with Dennis Lillee in the previous Test at Melbourne. But as Lillee was vowing revenge on a Sydney greentop, the Pakistan management was sceptical about Saeed's injury and sent him home for indiscipline. For all that, Saeed - the half-brother of Younis Ahmed - was a terrific player, as a Test average in excess of 40 suggests. He made 508 runs in his first Test series, in the Caribbean in 1957-58, and had a taste for big hundreds: three of his five at Test level were of 150 or more.
Lawrence Booth

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test41784299117240.415164130
FC2133462512847203*40.0234511210
List A110222.00000000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test41411980802224/646/10836.452.4390.00100
FC2131862982173328/4124.752.6456.10152
List A124210---5.25-000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1954/55 - 1971/72
List A Matches
Span
1967 - 1967

Photos


Saeed Ahmed
Saeed Ahmed - Portrait
Saeed Ahmed (Pakistan)
Saeed Ahmed glances Ian Meckiff for a single to bring up his century