Asif Masood (Cricketer)

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Syed Asif Masood Shah (Urdu: آصف مسعود; born January 23, 1946, in Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 16 Tests and 7 ODIs from 1969 to 1977. He was educated at Islamia College Lahore.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Asif Masood

  • Nationality:


  • Residence:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Education:

    Islamia College Lahore

  • Religion:


  • Profession:

    Cricket Bowler, Businessman (Now)

  • Born
  • Date:

    23 January 1946

  • Place:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Career
  • National Side:


  • Bowling Style:

    Right-arm medium-fast

  • Batting Style:

    Right-hand bat

  • Matches:

    16 in Tests, 7 in ODIs

  • Wickets :

    38 in Tests, 5 in ODIs

  • Bowling Average:

    41.26 in Tests, 46.79 in ODIs

  • Batting Average:

    10.33 in Tests, 5.00 in ODIs

  • 5 wickets in Innings :

    1 in Tests, -in ODIs

  • 10 wickets in Match:

    _in Tests, n/a in ODIs

  • Best Bowling:

    5/111 in Tests, 2/9 in ODIs

  • Catches/Stumpings:

    5/- in Tests, 1/- in ODIs

  • Balls Bowled:

    3038 in Tests, 402 in ODIs

  • Runs Scored:

    93 in Tests, 10 in ODIs

  • Test Debut:

    Pakistan v England at Lahore, Feb 21-24, 1969

  • Test Last:

    Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Jan 1-6, 1977

  • ODI Debut:

    New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973

  • ODI Last:

    Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Oct 16, 1976

  • Top Score:

    30* in Tests, 6 in ODIs

  • Domestic team:

    Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan International Airlines, Punjab University


Asif Masood With His Team
Asif Masood With His Team
Tall, well built, with a bushy moustache and dark, flowing hair, Asif Masood was a right-arm fast-medium bowler, hostile with the new ball and memorable for a bizarre start to his run-up in which he turned sideways to the wickets and leaned backwards before starting his approach. He relied mainly on varying his angle of attack and an ability to swing and seam the ball. He made his Test debut against England in 1968-69, and was a fairly permanent member of the side in the next seven years, touring England and Australia (both twice). He played 16 Tests, with a best return of 5 for 111 at Edgbaston in 1971. His best Test was against England at Birmingham in 1971, when he took 5 for 111 and 4 for 49. This performance led to his selection for the Rest of the World team in Australia in 1971-72.He used to begin his run-up with a backward step before a loping approach to the wicket which John Arlott likened to "Groucho Marx chasing a pretty waitress".

Post Retirement

Retiring from cricket in 1977, after marrying in the UK, Asif Masood became a successful businessman, owning first a travel agency then a post office in Bury, Lancashire. He currently resides in Bury with his wife and four children.

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