Javed Miandad had an outstanding career with Pakistan, and after a short period with Sussex, the mercurial batsman had a seven-year career with Glamorgan during the 1980s, during which the effervescent strokemaker established a number of new batting records for the Welsh county, including eight centuries and 2,083 first-class runs in 1981 – at the time, the most ever for the Club.
Before leaving the club during 1986, Javed hit 17 centuries for Glamorgan, with his tally including a majestic double hundred against the 1985 Australians at Neath, and made during a partnership of 306 for the fourth wicket with fellow Pakistani Younis Ahmed. Four years before, he had also posted an amazing 200 against Essex in 1981, compiled on a crumbling wicket at Colchester with his brilliance nearly resulting in a Glamorgan victory as his team fell just thirteen runs short of their unlikely target of 325 on the final day.
From an early age, Javed had displayed an immense batting talent and a very sharp cricketing brain. He first came to England in 1975 when the 18 year old played for Pakistan in the inaugural Cricket World Cup. The following year, he began his Test career with a scintillating century on debut against New Zealand at Lahore, and throughout his twenty-year career in the Test arena, his Test batting average never dropped below fifty.
Javed retired from Test cricket in 1993/94 after the series with Zimbabwe as Pakistan`s most prolific run-getter with a total of 8,832 Test runs at 52.57. He reappeared in the 1996 World Cup – the sixth time he had played in the competition – and in all, Javed played in 124 Test matches as well as 233 One-Day Internationals.
JAVED MIANDAD Khan
Born – Karachi, Pakistan, 12th June, 1957.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 212* v Leicestershire at Swansea, 1984; 3/52 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 1982.
In List A cricket – 107* v Leicestershire at Grace Road, 1981; 1/5 v Essex at Colchester, 1981.