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.

Title Description
Name: Asif Masood
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Education: Islamia College Lahore
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricket Bowler, Businessman (Now)
Date: 23 January 1946
Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
National Side: Pakistan
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.