Imtiaz Ahmed (cricketer, born 1928)

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Imtiaz Ahmed
Personal information
Born (1928-01-05)5 January 1928
Lahore, Punjab, British India
(now Pakistan)
Died 31 December 2016(2016-12-31) (aged 88)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 5) 16 Oct 1952 v India
Last Test 16 Aug 1962 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1944–47 Northern India
1945–47 North Zone (India)
1947 Punjab
1948–49 Punjab University
1950 Pakistan Universities
1953–64 Combined Services
1960 Rawalpindi
1960 North Zone cricket team (Pakistan)
1969–72 Pakistan Air Force Alma Mater: Islamia College Lahore.
Career statistics
Competition Test FC
Matches 41 180
Runs scored 2,079 10,393
Batting average 29.28 37.38
100s/50s 3/11 22/45
Top score 209 300*
Balls bowled 6 277
Wickets 0 4
Bowling average n/a 41.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/0 2/12
Catches/stumpings 77/16 322/82
Source: CricketArchive, 26 June 2013

Imtiaz Ahmed (Urdu: امتیاز احمد‎), (5 January 1928 – 31 December 2016)[1] was a cricketer who played for Pakistan's first Test team in 1952 and in 40 subsequent Test matches.


Born in Lahore, Ahmed was educated at Islamia College Lahore. He played in 41 Tests and scored over 2000 runs. He was a middle order batsman who also sometimes batted in the top order. He was Pakistan's first Test wicketkeeper. He made the first Test double hundred by a wicketkeeper when he scored 209 against New Zealand in October 1955.

On 6 March 1951, playing for India Prime Minister's XI against a Commonwealth XI, Ahmed scored a triple century (300 not out) while following on, a feat that has been achieved by only two others.[2] He received Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan for sports in 1966.[3]

Ahmed also played in the Ranji Trophy in India.

Ahmed died in Lahore, Punjab on 31 December 2016 due to a chest infection. He was 88 years old.[1]


  1. ^ a b Farooq, Umar (31 December 2016). "The Stands : Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Imtiaz Ahmed dies aged 88". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  2. ^ "India Prime Minister's XI v Commonwealth XI". Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  3. ^ "Pakistan Sports Board – Awards". Retrieved 2017-01-02.

External links

  • Cricinfo player profile, Retrieved 15 April 2016
  • Imtiaz Ahmed at Cricket Archive, Retrieved 15 April 2016
Preceded by
Fazal Mahmood
Pakistan Cricket Captain
Succeeded by
Javed Burki
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