Ahmed Shehzad

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Ahmed Shehzad
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Shehzad
Born (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 26)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan,
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Legbreak
Role Opening Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 216) 31 December 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 3 July 2015 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 172) 24 April 2009 v Australia
Last ODI 16 October 2017 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 19
T20I debut (cap 26) 7 May 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 28 January 2018 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Habib Bank Limited
2012 Barisal Burners
2012 Nagenahira Nagas
2013 Khulna Royal Bengal
2008–2015 Lahore Lions
2013 Pakistan A cricket team
2013–2014 Jamaica Tallawahs
2015 Comilla Victorians
2016–2017 Quetta Gladiators
2016 Barbados Tridents
2018 Multan Sultans
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 13 78 51 68
Runs scored 982 2,585 1,304 4,689
Batting average 40.91 33.57 26.61 41.13
100s/50s 3/4 6/14 1/7 11/26
Top score 176 124 111* 254
Balls bowled 48 115 6 1,145
Wickets 2 14
Bowling average 70.00 56.71
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/22 4/7
Catches/stumpings 3/– 26/– 14/– 61/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 5 January 2014

Ahmed Shehzad (Urdu: احمد شہزاد ‎, born 23 November 1991) is a Pakistani cricketer.[1] He is a right-handed opening batsman who made his One Day International and T20I debut for Pakistan in April 2009 against Australia.[2]

Personal life

Shehzad was born on 23 November 1991 in the city of Lahore. He belongs to a Pashtun family and is fluent in Pashto.[3] [4] When Shehzad was two years old, his father died and he was raised by a single mother in Anarkali, Lahore.[5]

On 19 September 2015, Shehzad married Sana, his childhood friend. Shehzad was really excited about this event and he hired a personal stylist and designer for his clothes.[6] [7]

Domestic career

He was the leading run-scorer in the 2016–17 Departmental One Day Cup, with 653 runs, including a career-best score in List A cricket of 166 in the semi-final. He was also captain of team.[8][9] During the tournament he scored three centuries and three half-centuries in nine matches.[10]

In April 2018, he was named as the captain of Baluchistan's squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.[11][12] He scored the most runs for Baluchistan during the tournament, with 251 runs in four matches.[13]

International career

Shehzad made his first-class debut in 2007. The innings which led to a call-up for the national team was a 167 he scored in Pakistan Youth’s victory against England.[14]

Shehzad made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2013 scoring 38 in the first innings and 55 in the second.[15] Ahmed Shahzad was part of the Test squad against South Africa in UAE. However he wasn’t selected in the playing XI in either of the 2 Tests against South Africa.

Controversies

Shehzad was issued a one match ban in 2011 for showing dissent in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. This was after he was issued a fine just the month before on disciplinary grounds.[16]

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued Shehzad an official reprimand after his frequent quarrels with Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan about Dilshan's past and current religions.[17]

During a Pakistan Super League group stage match vs Peshawar Zalmi, Shahzad had an exchange of words and physical conflict with fast bowler Wahab Riaz. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) imposed a fine on both players and issued an official warning to them.[18]

After Pakistan's exit from the 2016 World Twenty20 from losing 3 matches against New Zealand, India and Australia, Shehzad's poor performance led to a PCB committee suggesting a ban on him and player Umar Akmal.[19]

Records and achievements

Source:[20]

  • Only Pakistani batsman to have scored centuries in all international formats of the game (i.e. Test, ODI and T20I).[21][22]
  • Most runs, most sixes in a T20 innings by a Pakistani.[23]
  • Most runs (168) in a two–match T20I series by a Pakistani cricketer.[24]
  • Highest run scorer for the Lahore Lions.
  • Second quickest batsman to score centuries in all three formats of international cricket (76 innings) just behind Lokesh Rahul.
  • Highest run scorer for the Quetta Gladiators.
  • Highest run scorer in the Pakistan Super League.
  • First Pakistani batsman to hit three consecutive sixes in T20I.

References

  1. ^ http://m.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/259410.html
  2. ^ https://tribune.com.pk/story/1277470/ahmed-shahzad-eyes-odi-recall/%3famp=1/
  3. ^ aPakistani. "Ahmad shehzad speaking pashtu – Video Dailymotion". Dailymotion. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  4. ^ Ahmed Shehzad interview with Sanam Baloch. "Ahmad shehzad speaking pashtu – ARY news interview". Dailymotion. 
  5. ^ "The Morning Show With (Exclusive Ahmad Shehzad) Sanam Baloch – ARY News – 4th September 2015". YouTube. Morning Show. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ahmad Shahzad celebrates first marriage anniversary with Sana". ARYNEWS. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Dawn https://images.dawn.com/news/1173856. Retrieved 2018-04-01.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Departmental One Day Cup, 2016/17: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Departmental One Day Cup, 1st Semi-final: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited v Habib Bank Limited at Karachi, Dec 31, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Shehzad hits 68 as Habib Bank take title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "Pakistan Cup 2018, Balochistan: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  14. ^ administrator (30 May 2012). "Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan) – Player Profile, News, Stats, Wiki, Photos & Videos". 
  15. ^ "Debut Match score card". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ahmed Shehzad handed one-match ban". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  17. ^ Farooq, Umar. "SL play down Shehzad-Dilshan incident". espncricinfo. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  18. ^ =http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/watch-pakistan-team-mates-wahab-riaz-ahmed-shehzad-involved-in-physical-fight-during-psl/%7CTitle=Wahab Riaz, Ahmed Shehzad involved in ugly fight during PSL; fined heavily by PCB.
  19. ^ "PCB committee recommends ban on Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik & Ahmed Shehzad". arynews.tv. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  20. ^ "[Records] Ahmed Shehzad becomes first Pakistani to score 0 in his first 3 matches – CricNama". 
  21. ^ "Ahmed Shehzad – Pakistan's Greatest Opener Ever?". 
  22. ^ "Dreamt of becoming first Pakistani player to score a century in all three formats, says Ahmed Shehzad". The Indian Express. 30 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "[Records] Ahmed Shehzad: most runs, most sixes in T20 by a Pakistani – CricNama". 
  24. ^ "Statistics / Batting / Most runs in two–match T20I series". Howstat. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

External links

  • Official Facebook
  • Cricinfo Profile
  • Ahmed Shehzad's profile page on Wisden
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