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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Intikhab Alam

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Intikhab Alam

Intikhab Alam was born on the 28th of December, 1941 and he has played international cricket for the Pakistani team. His career started in 1959 during which he played 4 One day Internationals and 47 test matches. He also participated in the English County cricket on behalf of Surrey during 1969 to 1981. He was a leg breaker as well as right handed batsman and holds an average batting score of 22.28 in test cricket and 8.5 in ODI’s. His bowling average is about 35.95 in test cricket as well as 29.50 in ODI’s. His top score in test matches is 138 runs and 10 runs in ODI’s.

From the stats, it is evident that Intikhab was mainly a test cricket player with a good average of bowling and mere economy rate of 2.57. His best test bowling figure is 11/130. In addition, Intikhab Alam took five 5-wickets haul whereas 8 four wickets hauls in test cricket for Pakistan cricket team.

The player became the first captain of the Pakistani team in its first One Day International match and as a captain, he played 3 matches from which the team lost one and won two. Moreover, under his guidance and coaching rules, Pakistani team managed to win the World Cup in the year 1992. In the year 2004, Intikhab Alam was selected to coach the domestic cricket team of India as a foreign coach for playing the Ranji trophy. He was also announced to be the official coach of the National team of Pakistan in the year 2008 by the Pakistani Cricket Board which was a day after which the Australian coach Geoff Lawson was removed from the coaching services to the Pakistani team. In addition to this, Intikhab Alam also made his team win their first title of the Twenty20 World Cup after beating the Sri Lankan team in the final match. Alam is still active on TV for his analysis of Pakistani cricket team.

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