Iftikhar Ahmed (cricketer, born 1990)

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Iftikhar Ahmed
Personal information
Born (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 28)
Peshawar, Pakistan
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm offbreak
Role Batsman
International information
Only Test (cap 221) 11 August 2016 v England
ODI debut (cap 207) 13 November 2015 v England
Last ODI 17 November 2015 v England
ODI shirt no. 95
Only T20I (cap 69) 4 March 2016 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010-present Peshawar Panthers
2011-present WAPDA
2016 Karachi Kings
2017 Peshawar Zalmi
2018-present Islamabad United
Source: Cricinfo, 17 August 2016

Iftikhar Ahmed (born 3 September 1990) is a Pakistani cricketer.[1]

Domestic career

He was the leading run-scorer for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in the 2017–18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with 735 runs in eleven matches.[2]

On 27 January 2017, he made 131 not out and took 3 wickets for 12 runs in the final of the 2016–17 Regional One Day Cup. He was jointly named man of the match along with Gauhar Ali.[3][4] He was the leading run-scorer for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the 2017 Pakistan Cup, with 244 runs in four matches.[5]

In April 2018, he was named in Sindh's squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.[6][7] In Sindh's opening fixture of the tournament, he scored 116 runs against Baluchistan, and was named the man of the match, as Sindh won by 12 runs.[8] He scored the most runs for Sindh during the tournament, with 230 runs in four matches.[9]

International career

He was the top-scorer for Pakistan A in their two-day match against England in October 2015.[10] He made his One Day International debut on 13 November 2015 during the same tour.[11] He made his Test debut against England on 11 August 2016.[12]

He was initially selected in Pakistan's squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament, but he was later dropped due to poor form.[13] However, he made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the 2016 Asia Cup on 4 March 2016.[14]

T20 franchise career

In September 2018, he was named in Kandahar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[15]


  1. ^ "Iftikhar Ahmed". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 2017/18: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Regional One Day Cup, Final: Karachi Whites v Peshawar at Karachi, Jan 27, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Gauhar, Iftikhar tons lead Peshawar to title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Pakistan Cup, 2017 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Umar, Iftikhar blast centuries as Sindh edge Balochistan". The News International. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Pakistan Cup 2018, Sindh: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  10. ^ "England tour of United Arab Emirates, Tour Match: England XI v Pakistan A at Sharjah, Oct 5-6, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  11. ^ "England tour of United Arab Emirates, 2nd ODI: England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Nov 13, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Pakistan tour of England and Ireland, 4th Investec Test: England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 11-15, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Pakistan pick Manzoor, Raees for WT20". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Asia Cup, 10th Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 4, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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