Saeed Ahmed (cricketer)

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Saeed Ahmed
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 41 213
Runs scored 2991 12847
Batting average 40.41 40.02
100s/50s 5/16 34/51
Top score 172 203*
Balls bowled 1980 18879
Wickets 22 332
Bowling average 36.45 24.75
5 wickets in innings 15
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 4/64 8/41
Catches/stumpings 13/- 122/-
Source: [1]


Pride of Performance Award Recipient
Date 1962
Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented by Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Saeed Ahmed (born October 1, 1937, Jalandhar, British India) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 41 Tests from 1958 to 1972. He was a right-handed middle order batsman with a powerful drive and also a handy right arm offbreak bowler. He is the half brother of Younis Ahmed.

He made his Test début on 17 January 1958 against the West Indies at Bridgetown. He made 65 in the second innings, at one stage partnering Hanif Mohammad who went on to make 337. Saeed finished the series with 508 runs. Saeed went on to captain his side in three drawn Tests in 1968–69. His career ended in controversial circumstances when he declared himself unfit for the 3rd Test against Australia due to what he claimed was a back injury. In the previous Test he had been involved in a heated altercation with Dennis Lillee and thus the Pakistan management was sceptical about his injury. As a result they sent him home for 'indiscipline'. He finished his career with five Test hundreds, in three of them he made over 150.

Records

  • Fastest Pakistani Cricketer to reach 1000 test runs(20 innings).1

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Preceded by
Hanif Mohammad
Pakistan Cricket Captain
1968– 1969
Succeeded by
Intikhab Alam
Preceded by
Des Hoare
Nelson Cricket Club
Professional

1965–1966
Succeeded by
Neil Hawke







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