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Mohammad Amin (Pakistani cricketer)

Mohammad Amin
Personal information
Born(1920-10-10)10 October 1920
Lahore, British India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg-spin
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1944–45 to 1946–47Northern India
1953–54 to 1957–58Railways
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 20
Runs scored 171
Batting average 10.68
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 24 not out
Balls bowled 3134
Wickets 72
Bowling average 24.38
5 wickets in innings 5
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/113
Catches/stumpings 9/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 March 2015

Mohammad Amin (born 10 October 1920, date of death unknown) was a Pakistani cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1944 to 1957, and played for Pakistan in the years before Pakistan played Test cricket.[1]

Cricket career

A leg-spin and googly bowler, Mohammad Amin played for Northern India in the Ranji Trophy before Pakistan gained independence. In December 1947 he played in the first first-class match in Pakistan, representing Punjab against Sind. He took 3 for 52 and 6 for 113 to help Punjab to an innings victory.[2] He was thus the first player to take six wickets in an innings in Pakistan. He took 15 wickets in that first short season of cricket in Pakistan; no one else took more than nine.[3] In a 12-a-side three-day match between Punjab and Sind in 1948–49 he took 12 wickets.

Amin played in Pakistan's first match, which was against the touring West Indians in 1948–49, taking three wickets.[4] He toured Ceylon with the Pakistan team later that season and played in both matches against Ceylon, but bowled only 18 overs, taking two wickets.[5] His final match for Pakistan was against the Commonwealth XI in 1949–50.

When the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy began in 1953–54, Amin played for Pakistan Railways. He took 13 wickets at an average of 18.15 in the two matches, including 5 for 57 and 4 for 89 when Railways lost to Punjab in the semi-final,[6] but younger spinners were preferred for the Test tour of England in 1954. He was one of three reserve players named for the tour, but he was not required.[7] His last season was 1957–58, when in three matches for Railways he took 11 wickets at an average of 17.72.[8]

Amin is deceased.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Mohammad Amin". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Punjab v Sind 1947–48". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  3. ^ "First-class Bowling in Pakistan for 1947–48". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Pakistan v West Indians 1948–49". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Pakistan in Ceylon 1948–49". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1953–54". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Test Cricket Tours – Pakistan to England 1954". Test Cricket Tours. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1957–58, Bowling for Railways". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  9. ^ Parvez, Salim (26 November 2018). "Jinnah's Pakistan Stands Firm Against West Indies". CricketWorld. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  10. ^ "New Zealand's oldest first-class cricketer Alan Burgess dies in Rangiora". Stuff. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
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