Athar Ali (cricketer)

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Athar Ali
Personal information
Full name Athar Ali
Born unknown
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1954 East Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 2
Runs scored 19
Batting average 9.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 9*
Balls bowled 216
Wickets 5
Bowling average 19.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/46
Catches/stumpings 1/-
Source: CricketArchive, 5 July 2013

Athar Ali (date of birth unknown) was a East Pakistani cricketer who played two first-class matches for East Pakistan during the 1954–55 season. A fast bowler, Athar's first recorded match came for an East Pakistan Governor's XI against a visiting team led by Pakistan captain Abdul Kardar, following the national side's 1952–53 tour of India.[1] His debut for East Pakistan came against a Combined Services team in November 1954, during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, which was the team's first match at first-class level.[2] In the match, played at the Club Ground in Dhaka, Athar opened the bowling with Pritish Dass in each innings, and took 3/46 in Services' first innings, dismissing Abdul Kardar, Herbert Stanley, and Shujauddin.[3] Athar's second and final match at first-class level came against the touring Indian national side in late December 1954, the first match of a three-month tour (and one of only two played in East Pakistan).[4] In that match, played at the Niaz Stadium in Chittagong, he took the wickets of Madhav Mantri and Vijay Manjrekar, bowling first change behind Munawwar Ali Khan and Ikram Elahi.[5] Athar did not play any further matches for East Pakistan, and thus finished his career with five wickets from two matches, at an average of 19.00.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Miscellaneous matches played by Athar Ali (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  2. ^ First-class matches played by Athar Ali (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  3. ^ East Pakistan v Combined Services, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1954/55 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ India in Pakistan 1954/55 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  5. ^ East Pakistan v Indians, India in Pakistan 1954/55 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  6. ^ Athar Ali player profile and statistics – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2013.