Ijaz Ahmed (cricketer, born 1968)

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Ijaz Ahmed
اعجاز احمد
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Personal information
Full nameIjaz Ahmed
Born (1968-09-20) 20 September 1968 (age 52)
Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingLeft-arm medium
RelationsSaleem Malik (brother-in-law)[1]
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 107)3 February 1987 v India
Last Test27 March 2001 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 60)14 November 1986 v West Indies
Last ODI11 October 2000 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 60 250
Runs scored 3315 6564
Batting average 37.67 32.33
100s/50s 12/12 10/37
Top score 211 139*
Balls bowled 180 637
Wickets 2 5
Bowling average 38.50 95.20
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 1/9 2/31
Catches/stumpings 45/- 90/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

Ijaz Ahmed (Urdu: اعجاز احمد) (born 20 September 1968 in Sialkot) is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer who played 60 Tests and 250 One Day Internationals for Pakistan over a period from 1986 to 2001.

International career[edit]

Ahmed scored six Test centuries against the world's top-ranked side, Australia – a record number of centuries by a Pakistani against Australia, shared with Javed Miandad. However, 33 of his 92 innings yielded single-figure scores, 54 of them yielded scores below 20.

Ijaz Ahmed came into the national side at the height of the Imran Khan era, and remained on the fringes for nearly a decade, despite several good scores. Dropped after the 1992 World Cup, he came back strongly the following season and established himself at the pivotal "one down" position. He performed poorly at the 1999 World Cup, and the arrival of Younis Khan brought an end to his international career. He formally retired from cricket in 2003.

Ahmed's 250 matches is the seventh-highest of all time in Pakistan, behind Shahid Afridi, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, Saleem Malik, Younis Khan, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Malik.

A powerful hitter of the ball, Ahmed became the second Pakistani Batsman to score 10 ODI centuries. At Lahore, in 1997, Ahmed collapsed the Indian bowling attack by making a quick century off just 68 balls including 9 sixes, remaining not out for 139*; his highest score in the ODI.

In test cricket, Ahmed scored 12 test centuries, including his first and only double century against Sri Lanka, when he scored 211. Ahmed is the top scorer for Pakistan side against South Africa.

The event of 21 April 1997[edit]

On 21 April 1997, in a Test match against Sri Lanka, Ahmed was at the crease on 97, when a run-out attempt brought ambiguity in the decision. However, replays declared Salim Malik as dismissed, and Ahmad was called back to the crease. This was the first time for a batsman to return from the pavilion to the crease since 1987.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Ahmed was appointed as the coach of Pakistan's Under-19 cricket team on 20 October 2019.[3] He is also currently appointed as the batting coach and consultant for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League.

International centuries[edit]

International awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane 10 February 1990 2 Ct. ; 102* (100 balls, 9x4, 1x6)  Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[4]
2 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 21 December 1990 54* (78 balls, 1x4, 1x6) ; 3–0–10–0, 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 50 runs.[5]
3 South Africa Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 20 October 1994 110 (110 balls, 13x4, 1x6) ; DNB  Pakistan won by 39 runs.[6]
4 South Africa Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 28 October 1994 DNB ; 98* (87 balls, 11x4, 1x6)  Pakistan won by 6 wickets.[7]
5 South Africa Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban 17 December 1994 DNB, 1 Ct. ; 114* (90 balls, 17x4, 3x6)  Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[8]
6 India Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, Toronto 21 September 1996 90 (110 balls: 7x4, 1x6) ; 1 Ct.  Pakistan won by 97 runs.[9]
7 Zimbabwe Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 3 November 1996 117 (105 balls: 10x4, 4x6)  Pakistan won by 78 runs.[10]
8 India Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 2 October 1997 139* (84 balls: 10x4, 9x6)  Pakistan won by 9 wickets.[11]
9 Zimbabwe Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 24 November 1998 132 (103 balls, 9x4, 4x6) ; DNB  Pakistan won by 111 runs.[12]
10 India PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 1 April 1999 1 ct. ; 89* (129 balls: 5x4, 2x6)  Pakistan won by 7 wickets.[13]
11 England Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 7 April 1999 137 (130 balls: 12x4, 1x6)  Pakistan won by 90 runs.[14]
12 New Zealand Kallang Ground, Kallang 20 August 2000 49 (37 balls: 5x4, 1x6)  Pakistan won by 12 runs.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cricketing Dynasties: The Twenty Two Families of Pakistan's Test Cricket – Part 5 | Sports | thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk.
  2. ^ Ijaz Ahmed in 1987 Cricket World Cup. Retrieved on 31-12-2011 Archived 24 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Ijaz Ahmed – U-19 Coach.Retrieved on 31-12-2011 Archived 23 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Scorecard - 1989-1990 Benson & Hedges World Series - 10/02/1990". www.howstat.com.
  5. ^ "Scorecard - 1990-1991 Pakistan v Sri Lanka - 21/12/1990". www.howstat.com.
  6. ^ "Scorecard - 1994-1995 Wills Triangular Series - 20/10/1994". www.howstat.com.
  7. ^ "Scorecard - 1994-1995 Wills Triangular Series - 28/10/1994". www.howstat.com.
  8. ^ "Scorecard - 1994-1995 Mandela Trophy - 17/12/1994". www.howstat.com.
  9. ^ "Scorecard - 1996-1997 India v Pakistan - 21/09/1996". www.howstat.com.
  10. ^ "Scorecard - 1996-1997 Pakistan v Zimbabwe - 03/11/1996". www.howstat.com.
  11. ^ "Scorecard - 1997-1998 Pakistan v India - 02/10/1997". www.howstat.com.
  12. ^ "Scorecard - 1998-1999 Pakistan v Zimbabwe - 24/11/1998". www.howstat.com.
  13. ^ "Scorecard - 1998-1999 Pepsi Cup - 01/04/1999". www.howstat.com.
  14. ^ "Scorecard - 1998-1999 Coca-Cola Cup - 07/04/1999". www.howstat.com.
  15. ^ "Scorecard - 2000-2001 Godrej Singapore Challenge - 20/08/2000". www.howstat.com.

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