Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only player who has played test cricket for both India and England.
Did you know that Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only player who has played test cricket for both India and England.

Did you know that Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only Cricketer Who Played Test Cricket For Both India And England.

About Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (from Wikipedia Page)

Nawab Mohammad Iftikhar Ali Khan Siddiqui Pataudi, sometimes I. A. K. Pataudi was the 8th Nawab of Pataudi and the captain of the India national cricket team for the tour to England in 1946. His son Mansoor, known as the Nawab of Pataudi Jr., also later served as captain of the India cricket team.

He also played Test cricket for the England team in 1932 and 1934, making him one of the few cricketers to have played Test cricket for two countries and the only Test cricketer to have played for both India and England.

He played in six Tests in all, three as captain of India and three for England.

He has been considered as a possible captain for the India team in its first Test match in 1932, at Lord’s, but withdrew his name from consideration.

He was actually appointed captain for the India tour of England in 1936, but withdrew at the last moment, ostensibly on health grounds.

He finally played for India when he captained the tour to England in 1946. Despite averaging 46.71 on the tour, his scored only 55 runs in 5 Test innings, and his captaincy was also criticised.

He was Indian Cricketer of the Year in 1946/47. He planned a return to play for Worcestershire for the 1952 county cricket season, but died in India before he came back.

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