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Ikram Elahi

Ikram Elahi
Personal information
Full name
Ikram Elahi
Born (1933-03-03) 3 March 1933 (age 91)
Quetta, British India (now in Pakistan)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RelationsAnwar Elahi (brother)
Domestic team information
1954-55 to 1961-62Karachi
1969-70Public Works Department
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 47
Runs scored 1058
Batting average 19.59
100s/50s 0/7
Top score 73
Balls bowled 5028
Wickets 107
Bowling average 22.42
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/25
Catches/stumpings 19/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 17 December 2014

Ikram Elahi (born 3 March 1933) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1953 to 1970. He toured England in 1954 and the West Indies in 1957–58 with the Pakistan team but did not play Test cricket.


A middle-order batsman and fast-medium bowler, Elahi made his first-class debut in Pakistan in 1952–53. He toured England and Wales with the Pakistan Eaglets in 1953, a tour of non-first-class matches against club teams, then played two first-class matches in the 1953-54 Pakistan season.

He was selected to tour England in 1954 having scored 174 runs at an average of 29.00[1] and taken five wickets at 24.60[2] in his three first-class matches. He played only 10 of the 30 first-class matches on the 1954 tour, scoring 193 runs at 19.30 and taking nine wickets at 25.77.[3]

Elahi played in the Karachi team that won the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 1954–55, taking three wickets in the final. He took 2 for 44 and 6 for 70 when Karachi Blues beat Railways in 1956–57.[4] In the first two matches of the 1957–58 season, playing for Karachi A, he took 2 for 16 and 6 for 25 and made 51 against Sind B,[5] then, a week later, took 5 for 45 and 4 for 28 against Sind A.[6]

He toured the West Indies later that season, but played only three first-class matches, making 27 runs and taking one wicket.[7] In 1958-59 he took 4 for 48 and 3 for 10 when Karachi beat Bahawalpur by an innings and 479 runs and Hanif Mohammad scored 499.[8] The next season, he made his highest score, 73, putting on 168 for the sixth wicket with Hanif Mohammad when Karachi again beat Bahawalpur by an innings.[9]


Elahi captained Karachi Greens in their three matches in 1961–62.

In 1962 he went to England the play as a professional for Haslingden in the Lancashire League. In 1962 he scored 364 runs at 22.75 and took 67 wickets at 14.02,[10] in 1963 he scored 434 runs at 24.11 and took 66 wickets at 13.69,[11] and in 1964 he scored 319 runs at 17.12 and took 72 wickets at 12.47.[12] He then played three seasons as a professional for Bacup, also in the Lancashire League: 511 runs at 25.50 and 64 wickets at 16.04 in 1965,[13] 735 runs at 43.23 and 45 wickets at 16.86 in 1966,[14] and 634 runs at 32.01 and 38 wickets at 15.37 in 1967.[15]

He played one final season in Pakistan in 1969–70, three unsuccessful matches for Public Works Department. He later returned to England to live.[16]

His brother Anwar Elahi also played first-class cricket in Pakistan.[17]


  1. ^ Ikram Elahi batting by season
  2. ^ Ikram Elahi bowling by season
  3. ^ Wisden 1955, p. 220.
  4. ^ Karachi Blues v Railways 1956-57
  5. ^ Karachi A v Sind B 1957-58
  6. ^ Karachi A v Sind A 1957-58
  7. ^ Wisden 1959, p. 806.
  8. ^ Karachi v Bahawalpur 1958-59
  9. ^ Bahawalpur v Karachi 1950-60
  10. ^ Wisden 1963, p. 777.
  11. ^ Wisden 1964, p. 726.
  12. ^ Wisden 1965, p. 733.
  13. ^ Wisden 1966, p. 725.
  14. ^ Wisden 1967, p. 740.
  15. ^ Wisden 1968, p. 750.
  16. ^ Ahmed, Qamar (18 November 2016). "Anwar Elahi passes away". Dawn. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  17. ^ Anwar Elahi at CricketArchive
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