|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Source: , 4 February 2006|
Tauseef Ahmed (born May 10, 1958, Karachi, Sindh) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 34 Tests and 70 ODIs from 1980 to 1993. He sported a trademark afro and moustache for most of his career.
Tauseef Ahmed made his debut as a Test player in an unusual manner. Although he had played only one first-class match, he was recommended by a friend to the then Pakistani captain Javed Miandad, who invited him to bowl at the nets before the Pakistan-Australia Test match at Karachi in 1980. After Tauseef Ahmed beat Miandad's bat in the nets he was drafted into the test squad, eventually leading to his debut.1 Tauseef later admitted that he did not even know the names of the opposing Australian players when he made his debut.2
A right arm off-break bowler, he formed an effective partnership with Iqbal Qasim early in his career. When Ahmed made his Test debut, against Australia at Karachi, the two spinners took 18 of the 20 wickets in a seven-wicket win. Ahmed finished with 4 for 64 and 3 for 62.
His career best figures of 6 for 45 in the second innings against Sri Lanka at Asgiriya Stadium in 1986. The performance won him the man of the match award. In 1986-87 he played a major role in Pakistan's 16-run victory over India at Bangalore, taking nine wickets. The win marked Pakistan's first ever Test series victory against India in India.