List of Indian Muslim Cricket Players

Indian Muslim Cricket Players

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.

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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.


Indian Muslim cricket player
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NameSyed Mushtaq Ali
Birth17 December 1914, Indore Madhya Pradesh
Death18 June 2005
BowlingSlow Left-arm orthodox
No. of Matches237
Runs Scored13825
International test Debut5 January 1934 v England
Years played1934-1958

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.


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NameMohammed Azhar Uddins
Birth8 February 1963
BowlingRight-arm Medium
No. of Matches1095
Runs Scored59,982
International test Debut31 December 1984 v England
Years played1981-1994

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.

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3. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Captain)

NameMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Birth5 January 1941
Death22 September 2011 (70 years)
BattingRight Hand
BowlingRight-arm Medium
No. of Matches356
Runs Scored18218
RoleFormer Captain, All-Rounder
International test DebutIndia
Awards1964 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.

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NameZaheer Khan
Birth7 October 1978
BowlingLeft-arm fast-Medium
No. of Matches714
Runs Scored5558
International test Debut10 November 2000 v Bangladesh
Years played1999-2020

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.


Muslim cricketers in India
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NameMohammed Kaif
Birth1 December 1980
BowlingRight-arm Off break
No. of Matches267
Runs Scored10,958
International test Debut2 March 2000 v South Africa
Years played1998-2018

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.


Muslim Cricket players in India
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NameIrfan Khan Pathan
Birth27 October 1984
BowlingLeft-arm Medium Fast
No. of Matches295
Runs Scored7380
International test Debut12 December 2003 v Australia
Years played2000-2020

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.

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Muslim cricket players in India
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NameMohammed Shami Ahmed
Birth3 september 1990
BowlingRight-arm Fast
No. of Matches215
Runs Scored1456
International test Debut6 November 2013 v west Indies
Years played2010-2019(present)

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.


Muslim Indian Cricketers
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NameWasim Jaffer
Birth16 February 1978
BattingRight handed
BowlingRight-arm Offbreak
No. of Matches411
Runs Scored26,213
International test Debut24 February 2000v South Africaa
Years played1996-2020

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.


Indian cricketers muslim
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NameSyed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani
Birth29 December 1949
No. of Matches496
Runs Scored13,633
RoleBatsman, Wicket-keeper
International test Debut24 January 1976 v New Zealand
Years played1976-1986

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.


Muslim cricket players Indian
NameGhulam Ahmed
Birth 4 July 1922
Death28 October 1998
BowlingRight-arm Offbreak
No. of Matches120
Runs Scored1471
International test Debut31 December 1948
Years played1948-1958

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.



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