Khan Mohammad

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Khan Mohammad
Khan Mohammad in 1954.jpg
Khan Mohammad in 1954
Personal information
Full nameKhan Mohammad
Born(1928-01-01)1 January 1928
Lahore, Punjab, British India
Died4 July 2009(2009-07-04) (aged 81)
London, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 8)16 October 1952 v India
Last Test31 March 1958 v West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1947/48Punjab
1947/48–1948/49Punjab University
1949/50Pakistan Universities
1951Somerset
1953/54Bahawalpur
1955/56Sind
1956/57Karachi Whites
1960/61Lahore
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 13 54
Runs scored 100 544
Batting average 10.00 11.57
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 26* 93
Balls bowled 3,157 10,496
Wickets 54 214
Bowling average 23.92 23.22
5 wickets in innings 4 16
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 6/21 7/56
Catches/stumpings 4/– 20/–
Source: CricketArchive, 6 July 2009

Khan Mohammad (1 January 1928 – 4 July 2009) was a cricket player who was a member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India in 1952. Born in Lahore, Punjab, he was educated at the city's Islamia College. He played in 13 Tests as an opening bowler who shared the new ball with Fazal Mahmood. He also holds the distinction of bowling Pakistan's first ball and taking Pakistan's first wicket in Test cricket.

He even once bowled Len Hutton in a Test match for a duck, at Lord's in 1954 – a rare feat among the cricketers of that time.[citation needed]

In 1951, Khan Mohammad made one appearance for Somerset, playing against the South Africans.[1] He took five wickets in the match, and the intention appears to have been for him to qualify for the county by residence, which would have taken three years by the then rules, but he returned to Pakistan when Test cricket started there 18 months later. He chose country over county, as his newly founded nation desperately needed experienced cricketers.[citation needed]

Khan Mohammad, who had been living in England during the last four decades, died of prostate cancer in London on 4 July 2009.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Somerset v South Africans". www.cricketarchive.com. 1 August 1951. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Former Pak pacer Khan Mohammad dies". indopia.in. 5 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009.[permanent dead link]

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