Mansoor Akhtar is a former Pakistani batsman who played for Pakistan for ten years from 1980 to 1990. He played both Tests and One Day Internationals for Pakistan. He was a right-arm batsman and right-arm medium bowler. This article has all the information about him, including Mansoor Akhtar Biography.
|In Urdu:||منصور اختر|
|Date:||25th December 1957|
|Siblings :||Manzoor Akhtar|
|Bowling Style:||Right-Arm – off Spin|
|Matches:||19 in Tests & 41 in ODIs|
|Wickets :||in Tests & 2 in ODIs|
|Bowling Average:||in Tests & 55.00 in ODIs|
|Batting Average:||25.19 in Tests & 17.44 in ODIs|
|Balls Bowled:||in Tests & 138 in ODIs|
|Runs Scored:||655 in Tests & 593 in ODIs|
|Test Debut:||Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Nov 24-29, 1980|
|Test Last:||Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Jan 12-16, 1990|
|ODI Debut:||Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 21, 1980|
|ODI Last:||Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Jan 3, 1990|
|Domestic team:||Karachi, Sind, United Bank Limited|
Mansoor Akhtar Biography
Mansoor used to be an average performing batsman for Pakistan. He has played a total of 19 Test Internationals and has achieved a total of 655 runs at an average of 25.19. In tests, he has registered a century and three half-centuries into his account. While he has also been part of 41 One Day Internationals for the national team, he scored a sum of 593 runs, an average of 17.44. He did not have any batting milestones in ODIs. Mansoor used to bat top of the order, and in his era, bowlers were very sharp, and it was tough to bat due to bowling friendly pitches, which has reflected on his low batting averages.
Mansoor date of Birth
He was born on December 25, 1957, at Karachi, Sindh.
Mansoor Akhtar Family
Mansoor is from Karachi. Like him, his younger brother Manzoor Akhtar also represented the Pakistan team and played nine ODIs for the country. His son Daniyal Mansoor has also played professional cricket.
Mansoor started playing professional cricket from first-class season 1974-75. After a year in first-class cricket, he started his List-A cricket career in 1975-76. His continuous hard-work and struggles led him to begin his international cricket in 1980.
- Besides Pakistan, Mansoor has played for Sindh Xi, Karachi Xi, and United Bank Limited. His first-class and List-A career stats are worth mentioning. He has featured in 240 first-class matches, and in that span, he has made a massive total of 13804 runs at an average of 37.71. He has registered 28 centuries and 69 half-centuries with a highest individual score of unbeaten 224 runs.
- While Mansoor has appeared in 183 List-A matches and has scored 5445 runs at an average of 35.12 with the bat, he has scored four hundreds and 37 fifties in his entire List-A career. Mansoor’s best score in this format is unbeaten 153 runs in an innings. He made a world record that still holds today. He made the highest first-wicket partnership of 561 runs alongside Waheed Mirza in the year 1977. It is the highest first-wicket partnership score in the entire first-class cricket history.
International Career and Achievements
Test Cricket Career
- Mansoor Akhtar was an individual who has represented the national time for a decade. He started his test match campaign on November 24, 1980, against West-Indies; he did not make a dream start and only scored 13 runs in the match batting at number three. After that, he could not do well against Sri-Lanka, India as well as West-Indies, but went on to perform as per his talent against England and Australia.
- Playing against England from 1982-87, Mansoor made a total of 306 runs in eight matches averaging 30.60. This also included three half-centuries with the highest of 75. While he played five test matches against Australia from 1981-90, he scored 244 runs at an average of 34.85, including a hundred with a best of 111. His century came on September 30, 1982, at Faisalabad, at the end of the match Pakistan won it by an innings and three runs.
One Day International Career
- His ODI career started on November 21, 1980, against West-Indies and scored 24 runs off 51 balls. He could not perform in any of his 41 matches for Pakistan, as he did neither score a century or fifty in the entire ODI career. His last ODI appearance came against Australia on January 3, 1990, where he made 32 runs of 42 balls. Mansoor did not play any further international cricket but continued his domestic career till 1999.
- Recently Mansoor had allegations of contacting Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal for fixing matches in the second edition of Global T20 League Canada. Still, he refused to accept those allegations but admitted that he met with Umar Akmal.