Asif Masood

Syed Asif Masood Shah (born January 23, 1946, Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 16 Tests and 7 ODIs from 1969 to 1977. Usually known as "Asif Masood", he was educated at Islamia College.

His best Test was against England at Birmingham in 1971, when he took 5 for 111 and 4 for 49. This performance led to his selection for the Rest of the World team in Australia in 1971-72.

He used to begin his run-up with a backward step before a loping approach to the wicket which John Arlott likened to "Groucho Marx chasing a pretty waitress".

Retiring from cricket in 1977, after marrying in the UK, Asif Masood became a successful businessman, owning first a travel agency then a post office in Bury, Lancashire. He currently resides in Bury with his wife and four children.

squad – Rest of the World XI in Australia 1971/72
  • Sobers (c)
  • Ackerman
  • Asif Masood
  • Bedi
  • Cunis
  • Engineer (wk)
  • Gavaskar
  • Gifford
  • Greig
  • Hutton
  • Intikhab Alam
  • Kanhai
  • Lloyd
  • PM Pollock
  • RG Pollock
  • Taylor (wk)
  • Zaheer Abbas
Pakistan squad – 1975 Cricket World Cup
  • Asif Iqbal (c)
  • Asif Masood
  • Imran Khan
  • Javed Miandad
  • Majid Khan
  • Mushtaq Mohammad
  • Naseer Malik
  • Pervez Mir
  • Sadiq Mohammad
  • Sarfraz Nawaz
  • Wasim Bari (wk)
  • Wasim Raja
  • Zaheer Abbas
Name Asif Masood
Alternative names
Short description Cricketer
Date of birth January 23, 1946
Place of birth Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Date of death
Place of death

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