Intikhab Alam

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Intikhab Alam
Personal information
Born (1941-12-28) 28 December 1941 (age 76)
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India
(now in India)
BattingRight-hand bat
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 34)4 December 1959 v Australia
Last Test4 March 1977 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 3)11 February 1973 v New Zealand
Last ODI16 October 1976 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC
Matches 47 4 489
Runs scored 1493 17 14331
Batting average 22.28 8.50 22.14
100s/50s 1/8 -/- 9/67
Top score 138 10 182
Balls bowled 10474 158 91735
Wickets 125 4 1571
Bowling average 35.95 29.50 27.67
5 wickets in innings 5 85
10 wickets in match 2 n/a 13
Best bowling 7/52 2/36 8/54
Catches/stumpings 20/- -/- 228/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 11 June 2013

Intikhab Alam Khan (Urdu:انتخاب عالم خان‬) (born 28 December 1941) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 47 Tests and 4 ODIs from 1959 to 1977. He captained Pakistan in 17 Tests between 1969 and 1975. He also played in English county cricket for Surrey between 1969 and 1981. Prior to this Intikhab was professional for several years at West of Scotland Cricket Club in Glasgow and also coached at The Glasgow Academy. In August 1967, at the Oval, he joined Asif Iqbal for a ninth wicket stand of 190 runs. This remained as a World record for around 30 years.[1]

Intikhab was Pakistan's first One Day International cricket captain. He played 3 matches as captain, winning two and losing one. He was the manager of the team in 1992 Cricket World Cup winning Pakistani team.

In 2004, he was appointed as the first foreigner to coach a domestic Indian cricket team, coaching Punjab in the Ranji Trophy.

On 25 October 2008, he was once again named manager of the Pakistan cricket team by PCB, a day after Australian Geoff Lawson was sacked as the national coach of Pakistan.[2]

In 2009, Intikhab was the manager of the team when Pakistan had their first Twenty20 World Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.


  1. ^ "Intikhab Alam's record 9th wicket partnership". ESPNCricinfo. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Intikhab Alam offered coach's role". Cricinfo. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2010.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Saeed Ahmed
Pakistan Cricket Captain
Succeeded by
Majid Khan
Preceded by
Majid Khan
Pakistan Cricket Captain
Succeeded by
Mushtaq Mohammad
Preceded by
Geoff Lawson
Pakistani national cricket coach
Succeeded by
Waqar Younis