Born on the 6th of April, 1956 at Lahore, Punjab, Mudassar Nazar was a Pakistani cricket player who mainly excelled in the test cricket as well as in league cricket. He played around 76 test matches and 122 ODI’s in which he made 4,114 runs and 2,653 runs respectively. His batting average in test and ODI’s was 38.09 and 25.26 respectively. After he sought retirement from professional cricket, he served many administrative positions in the same industry which is inclusive of two stints as a coach for his own team in the years 1993 and 2001 and many times for the Kenyan team.
The player debuted his test career against Australia in 1976 at Adelaide. He was the son to a very famous test cricketer Nazar Mohammad and because of which he followed the footsteps of his father and became the opening batsman for his team. The player has been a part of the Pakistani team for many leagues. He played his last test match in the year 1989 against New Zealand however; he continued his first class cricket career which ended in 1993. The player also holds the record of making the highest partnership in his test career by making 451 runs with Javed Miandad in 1982-83 against India. Moreover, he also has the record of making the slowest century. He was also considered to be an excellent bowler and was termed to be a shock bowler as he was excellent in breaking long partnerships or those players who played longer innings. In the year 1982 he was awarded with the title of ‘Golden Arm’ for his excellent bowling at Lords.
Born on the 15th of March, 1955 at Karachi, Sindh, Mohsin Hassan Khan was a former Pakistani cricket player who appeared in about 75 ODI’s and 48 test matches during his professional career which expanded from the year 1977 to 1986. He was mainly teamed up to be the opening batsman of the Pakistani team. He got married to a Bollywood actress Reena Roy and also holds a short career in the Indian film industry. The couple got divorced after sometimes after which Mohsin Khan married again and is now residing in Karachi, Pakistan. His batting average in ODI’s and test matches is 26.81 and 37.10 respectively.
He played as the opening batsman for his team against team India in the year 1982-83 in which he managed to score 101 runs and remained not out in the second innings of Pakistan totaling to 135/1. This score is the lowest team score in the history of test cricket that includes a century as well. He was soon counted among those few players who managed to have terms with England and Australia during which he made two centuries in Australia in a row in the year 1983/84. He also became the first Pakistani player to make two centuries in a test match at Lords. He sought retirement from the cricket industry quite soon in order to pursue a career in the film industry. He became the Chief selector of the Pakistani cricket team in 2010. Mohsin Khan became the fourth chief selector in a period of 12 months during 2009/10.
Majid Khan was born on the 28th of September, 1946 and was the former captain of the Pakistani cricket team. He was also considered to be the most fearless batsmen that the team ever had. His International first class career expanded over the years 1961 to 1985 in which he made over 27,000 runs, 73 centuries as well as 128 half centuries. His test career started in 1964 during which he scored 3,931 runs with 8 centuries. His last test match was against India in Lahore in the year 1983 and his last One Day International was played against England in 1982 at Manchester.
Majid Khan played his debut test in the year 1964/65 against England and also continued to play for Lahore in 1961/62. In a match, he made 147 runs in only 89 minutes giving 5 sixes in a single match to Roger Davis. In the year 1972, the team won the Walter Lawrence Trophy which was also recorded o be the fastest century of the season. He was also selected as the captain of the team during the Welsh County series held during 1973 to 1976. Famous Pakistani cricket players Imran Khan and Javed Burki are his cousins. The most memorable period of Majid Khan’s career was during their tour of West Indies in 1976/77. In the tour he scored 537 runs as against the most powerful bowlers of cricket history. His best performance was recorded in the second innings at Georgetown in which he made 167 runs and which saved Pakistan from defeat. However, the team lost the series with 2-1.
Fazal Mahmood was born on the 18th of February, 1927 and died at the age of 78 years on 30th May, 2005 after suffering from a heart stroke. He was a famous Pakistani cricket player and was considered to be one of the finest pace bowlers in the cricket industry at that time. He was also awarded with the honor of becoming the first Pakistani cricketer to take 100 wickets in 22 matches. He played in about 34 test cricket matches and managed to take 139 wickets giving an average rate of bowling to 24.70.
The first class cricket by Fazal Mahmood was for the Northern India held at the Ranji Trophy. His strong performance in the tour led his selection in the inaugural tour of India to Australia in the year 1947-48. At the time of partition, Fazal left the Indian team and joined the Pakistani cricket team. On four test matches, he managed to take 10 wickets against Australia, India and England. His performance in the tour of England in the year 1954 in which his role made the team square the Oval series. The player was also made the captain of the national team during 1959 and 1961. He led the team to play in ten matches under which they lost two test matches and won two matches as well. He took retirement from both first class and test matches in the year 1962 after the team’s tour of England as he was alleged to replace injured bowlers in the team.
Sikandar Bakht was born on the 25th of August, 1957 in Karachi, Sindh. He was a former professional Pakistani cricketer who appeared in 26 test matches and 27 One Day International matches during 1976 to 1989. His major teams include Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines, Karachi, United Bank Limited, Sindh and Public Works Department. His batting average during his professional career was 6.34 in test cricket and 7.75 in One Day Internationals. His bowling average is 36.00 in test career and 26.06 in ODI’s. His major role in the Pakistani cricket team was as a bowler.
His test debut match was against New Zealand in Karachi from the 30th of October to the 4th of November, 1976. His first One Day International Match was also against New Zealand at Sialkot on the 30th of December, 1777. His memorable performance includes demolishing the entire Indian team for a mere 126 runs by taking 8 wickets in the second test match of Pakistan’s tour of India in the year 1979. He was also included in the Pakistani team by replacing Ehteshamuddin and in that test match he took 11 wickets for his team. The player has also participated in the events of a sports magazine television show named as Sikander Sports and the same has been aired on Express news. Moreover, he has also worked as a sports analyst with Samaa and Indus television.