Javed Akhtar (cricketer)

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Javed Akhtar
Personal information
Full name Javed Akhtar
Born (1940-11-21)21 November 1940
Delhi, British India
(now India)
Died 8 July 2016(2016-07-08) (aged 75)
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 39) 5 July 1962 v England
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 51
Runs scored 4 835
Batting average 4.00 15.75
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 2 88
Balls bowled 96 9148
Wickets - 187
Bowling average - 18.21
5 wickets in innings - 12
10 wickets in match - 3
Best bowling - 7/56
Catches/stumpings -/- 38/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 12 June 2017

Javed Akhtar (21 November 1940 – 8 July 2016) was a Pakistani cricketer who played in one Test in 1962.[1] An off spinner, he had success at first-class level, taking his wickets at an average of 18.17, but struggled in his only Test, failing to take a wicket.

He later became an umpire, standing in 18 Tests and 40 ODIs from 1980 to 1999.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Pakistan Test player and umpire Javed Akhtar dies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Javed Akhtar". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 May 2014.