Mohammad Nazir (Cricketer)

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Muhammad Nazir made his first-class debut as an off-spinner of just 18 years of age back in 1964-65 and played uninterrupted until the end of 1987-88, only for the Pakistan Railways. He played in 14 Tests and 4 One Day International matches from 1969 to 1984 and became a cricket umpire after he retired from professional cricket.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Mohammad Nazir

  • In Urdu:

    محمد نذیر

  • Famous As:

    Nazir Junior

  • Nationality:


  • Religion:


  • Profession:

    Cricket, Later Umpire

  • Born
  • Date:

    8 March 1946

  • Place:

    Rawalpindi, Punjab (now in Pakistan), India

  • Family
  • Ethnicity:


  • Career
  • National Side:


  • Bowling Style:

    Right-arm offbreak

  • Batting Style:

    Right hand bat

  • Matches:

    14 Tests and 4 One Day International

  • Wickets :

    34 in Tests, 3 in ODIs

  • Bowling Average:

    33.05 in Tests, 52.00 in ODIs

  • Batting Average:

    18.00 in Tests

  • 5 wickets in Innings :

    3 Tests

  • Best Bowling:

    7/99 in Tests,2/37 in ODIs

  • Catches/Stumpings:

    4/- in Tests

  • Balls Bowled:

    3262 in Tests, in ODIs 222

  • Runs Scored:

    144 in Tests, 4 in ODIs

  • Test Debut:

    24 October 1969 v New Zealand

  • Test Last:

    9 December 1983 v Australia

  • ODI Debut:

    21 November 1980 v West Indies

  • Domestic team:

    Pakistan, Pakistan Railways, Punjab University


Nazir, who was born in Rawalpindi on March 8, 1946, has turned 72. He made his first-class debut as an off-spinner. He played for Pakistan, Pakistan Railways, Punjab University in his cricket career.


After his debut at the age of 18 as an off-spinner, he created a sensation, in the first Test against New Zealand at Karachi in 1969-70, when on his debut he captured seven wickets for 99 runs in an innings. Unfortunately, over a period of a decade and a half, he gained only 14 Test caps for Pakistan, taking 34 wickets at 33.05 runs each with three five-wickets-in-an-innings feats. From 1980-84, he also appeared in four One-day Internationals for the country, his return being three expensive wickets for 156 runs. In a long first-class career, however, he played 180 matches and captured 829 wickets at only 19.26 apiece. He took five wickets in an innings 63 times and 10 in a match on 16 occasions. In his role as a player, he made four tours abroad with the Pakistan team. Two of them were to England, in 1971 and 1974, and then to Australia as well as India, both during the 1983-84 season. He was also a determined lower-order batsman, coming to the rescue of his teams on several occasions. In his first-class career, he totalled 4,242 runs at an average of 22.20 that included two centuries. He was a capable fielder and held 86 catches. [1] career

As Umpire

Mohammad Nazir, popularly known as Nazir Junior, officiated in his final first-class match as an umpire when he stood in the 2005-06 Pentangular Cup Cricket Championship encounter between National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Karachi Harbour, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. At the end of the match, which NBP won and with it also the Pentangular Cup title, Nazir was also presented a special shield for his services to cricket, at the awards ceremony presided over by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar M Khan. From 1992 until 2006, Nazir stood as umpire in a total of 110 first-class matches. He also officiated in four Test matches (1997-2000) and 11 One-day Internationals (1994-2000). [2] umpire  

Career Stats

Test Career Batting and Fielding (1969/70-1983/84)
Test Career Bowling (1969/70-1983/84)

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1964/65-1987/88)
First-Class Career Bowling (1964/65-1987/88)

ODI Career Batting and Fielding (1980/81-1983/84)
ODI Career Bowling (1980/81-1983/84)

List A Career Batting and Fielding (1974/75-1986/87)
List A Career Bowling (1974/75-1986/87)

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