The list of Indian Muslim Cricket players has been given below. The list of Muslim cricket players soon after the partition has changed. Right from India’s first four Muslim Cricketers to many other Muslim cricketers list goes on.
- The first four Muslim Cricketers were Jahangir Khan, Nissar, Wazir, and Nizar Ali.
- There are many Indian Muslim cricket players on the Indian cricket team.
- The list of Muslim Cricketers in India has been mention below.
- 8 cricketers who changed their religion.
Indian Muslim Cricket Players.
It is said that there were many Muslim Cricketers before the partition. In the test Match held in India for the first time, there were Four Muslim cricketers named Jahangir Khan, Mohammad Nissar, Brothers Wazir, and Nazir Ali. In the next test match held in the year 1936, there were six Muslim cricketers which included Dilawar Hussain and Baqa Jilani.
Soon after the partition of India, three of the Indian players named Hafeez Kardar, Gul Mohammad, And Amir Elahi have played for Pakistan.
The list of Muslim cricketers in the Indian cricket team is given below.
1. SYED MUSHTAQ ALI.
|Name||Syed Mushtaq Ali|
|Birth||17 December 1914, Indore Madhya Pradesh|
|Death||18 June 2005|
|Bowling||Slow Left-arm orthodox|
|No. of Matches||237|
|International test Debut||5 January 1934 v England|
He was born in Hyderabad. He scored 612 runs. He was regarded as the best fielder of his time. Syed Mushtaq Ali who was from Indore played 11 test matches and 226 fast class matches. He scored 13213 runs in first class. He died in the year 2005.
2. MOHAMMED AZHAR UDDIN
|Name||Mohammed Azhar Uddins|
|Birth||8 February 1963|
|No. of Matches||1095|
|International test Debut||31 December 1984 v England|
Many Muslim Cricketers have set an example of Outstanding Sportsmanship. Out of them, Mohammad Azharuddin has led the Indian Cricket team with 47 test matches, 174 One day matches.
3. MANSOOR ALI KHAN PATAUDI
|Name||Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi|
|Birth||5 January 1941|
|Death||22 September 2011 (70 years)|
|No. of Matches||356|
|Role||Former Captain, All-Rounder|
|International test Debut||India|
|Awards||1964 Arjuna Award|
1967 Padma Sri
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the captain of the Indian cricket team. He was known by the name tiger. He played 46 test matches and scored 2793 runs. He died In the year 2011. He was one of the former Indian Muslim cricket players.
4. ZAHEER KHAN
|Birth||7 October 1978|
|No. of Matches||714|
|International test Debut||10 November 2000 v Bangladesh|
Zaheer khan is a fast bowler. He played a total of 92 test matches and he took 311 wickets. He took 7 wickets for 87 runs. He played a total of 200 One-day matches and took 282 wickets.
5. MOHAMMED KAIF
|Birth||1 December 1980|
|Bowling||Right-arm Off break|
|No. of Matches||267|
|International test Debut||2 March 2000 v South Africa|
Mohammed Kaif was the captain of the U-19 cricket team and won the U-19 world cup in the year 2000. He played 13 test matches and was able to score 624 runs. He played 125 ODI’s and was able to score 2753 runs.
6. IRFAN PATHAN
|Name||Irfan Khan Pathan|
|Birth||27 October 1984|
|Bowling||Left-arm Medium Fast|
|No. of Matches||295|
|International test Debut||12 December 2003 v Australia|
Irfan Pathan bowled very well and played 29 tests and scored 1105 runs. He played 120 ODI’s and scored 1544 runs. He took 100 wickets in 29 matches.
7. MOHAMMED SHAMI
|Name||Mohammed Shami Ahmed|
|Birth||3 september 1990|
|No. of Matches||215|
|International test Debut||6 November 2013 v west Indies|
Mohammad Shami is a cricketer who is currently playing for the Indian cricket team. So far he has taken 144 wickets in 40 test matches against Pakistan.
8. WASIM JAFFER
|Birth||16 February 1978|
|No. of Matches||411|
|International test Debut||24 February 2000v South Africaa|
Wasim Jaffer is a Former Indian Cricketer. He was an opening batsman. He played 31 test matches, 2 ODI’s, 260 First-class matches, and 118 List A matches. He scored 26213 runs overall.
9. SYED KIRMANI
|Name||Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani|
|Birth||29 December 1949|
|No. of Matches||496|
|International test Debut||24 January 1976 v New Zealand|
Syed Kirmani is a Former Indian cricket player. He was a wicket-keeper. The total runs he scored was 13,633. He also played for Karnataka in India. Kirmani won the award for the best wicket-keeper in the 1983-Cricket world cup.
10. GHULAM AHMED
|Birth||4 July 1922|
|Death||28 October 1998|
|No. of Matches||120|
|International test Debut||31 December 1948|
Ghulam Ahmed was an off-spin bowler in Indian Cricket. He captained the Indian team in test cricket. He scored 1471 runs in his career. He played 98 first-class and 22 test matches. He was the leading bowler on the 1952 tour.
All these players have been a part of the Indian cricket team after the partition. There are many other Indian Muslim cricket Players but these are the players who have set records with their remarkable performances.
11. YUSUF PATHAN
|Birth||17 November 1982|
|No. of Matches||630|
|International test Debut||10 June 2008 v Pakistan|
Yusuf Pathan is an Indian cricketer who has represented the country in both Test and One Day International cricket. He is a powerful middle-order batsman and a useful right-arm off-spin bowler.
Pathan made his international debut for India in an ODI against Pakistan in April 2005. He was a member of the Indian team that won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. He played an important role in India’s victory, scoring crucial runs and taking key wickets.
Pathan was also a member of the Indian team that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He scored two half centuries during the tournament, including a match-winning innings of 50 against Bangladesh in the quarter-final.
12. MOHAMMED SIRAJ
|Birth||13 March 1994|
|Bowling||Right-arm Medium Fast|
|No. of Matches||26|
|International test Debut||4 November 2017 v New Zealand|
Mohammed Siraj is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-arm fast bowler.
Siraj made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in November 2015, against Kerala. In January 2017, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2017 season of the IPL. He made his international debut for India in November 2017, against New Zealand.
In December 2019, during the third Test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Siraj accused Australian players of racially abusing him. The match referee cleared the Australians of any wrongdoing.