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Mushtaq Ahmed

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Full Name: Mushtaq Ahmed
Born: June 28 1970 , Sahiwal, Pakistan
Other teams: Sussex, Somerset, Surrey, Pakistan
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Leg-break


A key member of Pakistan's World Cup-winning squad in 1992, where he was his country’s second highest wicket-taker behind Wasim Akram, Mushtaq also played in the 1996 competition. He was named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year in 1997. He had two spells as Somerset’s overseas player in 1993-95 and 1997-98 and replaced the absent Saqlain Mushtaq at Surrey in 2002 before moving to Sussex, where he was named player of the year in his first season. When Sussex won the county championship in 2003, Mushtaq took 103 wickets to become the first bowler in five years to capture 100 in a ...

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