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Summary Article: Khan, Imran Niazi
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Pakistani cricketer and politician. In cricket he was an all-rounder, and played in England for both Worcestershire and Sussex, making his Test debut in 1971. He played 88 Test matches for Pakistan, of which 48 were as captain. In 1992 he captained his country to victory in the World Cup. He scored 17,771 first-class runs at an average of 36.79, and took 1,287 wickets at an average of 22.32. He retired from cricket in 1992, and moved into Pakistani politics in 1996, launching the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI; in English the Pakistani Justice Movement). He served as a member of the National Assembly 2002–07, and was elected again in 2013.

Career highlights

Test cricket (1971–92) appearances: 88; batting: runs: 3,807; average: 37.69; not out: 25; 100s: 6; best: 136 (v. Australia 1990); bowling: overs: 3,243; wickets: 362; runs: 8,258; average: 22.81; best: 8–58 (v. Sri Lanka 1982); catches: 28

One-day internationals (1974–92) appearances: 175; batting: runs: 3,709; average: 33.41; not out: 40; 100s: 1; best: 102 not out (v. Sri Lanka 1983); bowling: overs: 1,243.3; wickets: 182; runs: 4,844; average: 26.61; best: 6–14 (v. India 1985); catches: 36

All first-class cricket (1969–92) appearances: 382; batting: runs: 17,771; average: 36.79; not out: 99; 100s: 30; best: 170; bowling: overs: 10,870.4; wickets: 1,287; runs: 28,726; average: 22.32; best: 8–34; catches: 117

World Cup 1992

Awards

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1983

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