Assistant Coach Tauseef Ahmed

Current TeamIslamabad United

Tauseef Ahmed is a former Pakistani cricketer who played 34 Tests and 70 ODIs for the national side.

He made his first class debut in 1979 for PWA. But it wasn’t until a year later that Tauseef Ahmed made his Test debut against a dominant Australian side. In a startling turn of events, the then rookie Tauseef Ahmed dismissed Kim Hughes twice and Greg Chappell once during the Test match.
Tauseef finally cemented his place with a series of stellar performances against Sri Lanka. The first performance came at home in 1985 when he took 5 for 54 at Karachi and then his career-best match award-winning return in Sri Lanka at Kandy in 1986.

He continued to perform for Pakistan and with the emergence of Waqar and Wasim, Tauseef assumed more of a mentor role by coaching Mustaq Ahmed as Pakistan’s go-to spinner. With an economy rate of 2.3, he was later considered one of the most underrated spinners in Pakistan cricket history.

Tauseef Ahmed is now the assistant coach for Islamabad United.