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Pakistnai Christian Test Cricketer – Antao D’ Souza


Pakistnai Christian Test Cricketer - Antao D’ Souza

Antao D’Souza, born in 1939 in Goa, India is a former Pakistani Test Cricketer and fourth Christian to play for Pakistan team. He played in six test matches for Pakistan cricket team, from 1959 to 1962.

In 1947 at the time of independence, his father immigrated to Karachi, Pakistan. He attended St Patrick’s High School, Karachi. His two brothers namely, Marshall D’Souza and Paul D’Souza, were also first-class Cricketers.

Antao was a medium pace bowler and a tail-end batsman. He made his Test Debut for Pakistan in a match versus West Indies at National Stadium, Karachi, on February 20, 1959. His last test match was against England at Kennington Oval, Kennington, on August 16, 1962. During this series with England; he remained ‘not out’ in five of his six innings.

In six matches, he had a bowling average of 43.82 and a batting average of 38 with 23 runs, not out, being his highest score. In domestic cricket, D’Souza represented Pakistan International Airlines, Karachi Blues, Karachi, and Peshawar.