Intikhab Alam was a part of the Pakistan cricket team from 1959 to 1977. Intikhab Alam was an all-rounder; he was a powerful hitter of the ball and a useful leg spinner.
He was born on 28th December, 1941 in Hoshiarpur, British India. He is a right handed batsman. He joined the Pakistan National Cricket Team on 4th December, 1959.
Intikhab Alam was Pakistan’s first ODI captain. Under his leadership Pakistan played 3 matches winning two and losing one match. In the 47 tests Intikhab played, he scored 1493 runs. Intikhab though not a stylish leg spinner was very effective.
He took 125 wickets which include a haul of 5 wickets in an innings 5 times and on two occasions he took 10 wickets in an innings. His ODI record shows 17 runs from 4 matches and 4 wickets. Intikhab also played county cricket for Surrey from 1969-1981 which had a positive effect on his playing abilities.
After retiring from cricket, Intikhab coached the national team. Intikhab was the coach when Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup. In 2009, again under his coaching Pakistan won the T20 World CUP. Intikhab was the first foreign coach of the Indian Punjab Cricket team in the Ranji Trophy.
Intikhab Alam’s association with Pakistan Cricket Board has been a lifelong relationship. After finishing his career as a cricket player, he has been involved with Pakistan cricket in one way or the other. He has spent many years managing Pakistan Cricket Team on their tours abroad.
He has captained Pakistan in 17 Tests and has played in a total of 47 test matched and four One Day Internationals. He has been awarded with the Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan for his contributions to the Pakistani cricket.