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Ahmed ShehzadFull name Ahmed Shehzad

Born November 23, 1991, Lahore, Punjab

Major teams Pakistan, Barisal Burners, Habib Bank Limited, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan Under-19s

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Ahmed Shehzad is a Pakistani cricketer. He plays domestic cricket for Habib Bank Limited. He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan on 24 April 2009 against Australia.

Career

In limited-overs domestic cricket Ahmed Shehzad plays for Lahore Lions and in June 2011 during the Faysal Bank T-20 Super Eights Shehzad top scored the innings by scoring 74 of 47 balls imposing a mammoth total of 218 against the opposition Sialkot Stallions who in turn were bowled out for 173 Shehzad took two-catches and a wicket as well he was rewarded man-of the match for his superb performances.

Shehzad made his debut for Pakistan in a one-day international against Australia on 29 April 2009. In his maiden match he scored one boundary before he was run-out. The following match he scored 40 in an innings that included 4 fours. The third match he scored 43 but this time just scored 2 fours and in the final match of the series he scored 19 with 1 boundary to his name before he was given out leg-before.

These consistent performances meant that Shehzad made his Twenty20 debut against Australia scoring a single boundary before being caught in the deep. Despite a failure in the Twenty20 Shehzad was selected for the Pakistan squad in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 he only played one-game which was the opening game against England being caught by Paul Collingwood Pakistan changed their combination removing Shehzad and his partner Salman Butt and replaced them with Shahzaib Hasan and Kamran Akmal.

After spending most of the sidelines on the fringes of national selection Shehzad played in the three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand scoring 14 runs of just 7 balls in an innings that included 2 fours and 1 six. Shehzad showcase his ability to time the ball and to score runs at a quick pace therefore in the following match he started to feel comfortable on New Zealand wickets scoring a watchful 15 of 14 balls in an innings that included 1 four, this time he showcase his ability to remain calm in a situation where the middle order was collapsing around him. After batting at number 3 for these two matches Shehzad replaced Shahid Afridi as opener and scored his maiden Twenty20 half-century scoring 54 of just 34 balls in an innings that included 10 fours. After performing well in the three Twenty20′s the Pakistan selectors selected Shehzad for the six-match ODI series against New Zealand with a potential place as a World Cup opener also available. After scoring 115 an ODI against New Zealand during the series, Shehzad was given a place in the Pakistan world cup squad.

The Barisal Burners bought Shehzad for $50,000 to pay in the 2012 Bangladesh Premier League. With 486 runs from 12 matches, Shehzad was the tournament’s leading run-scorer.

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 19 19 1 477 115 26.50 706 67.56 2 0 52 6 7 0
T20Is 6 6 0 103 54 17.16 89 115.73 0 1 17 1 3 0
First-class 39 65 3 2805 254 45.24 4507 62.23 7 14 396 22 36 0
List A 43 43 3 1329 130* 33.22 1691 78.59 3 6 156 20 18 0
Twenty20 40 40 3 1231 113* 33.27 877 140.36 1 10 145 39 16 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 19 2 15 20 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 39 32 826 578 8 4/20 4/43 72.25 4.19 103.2 1 0 0
List A 43 15 369 345 5 1/10 1/10 69.00 5.60 73.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 40 12 168 267 7 2/21 2/21 38.14 9.53 24.0 0 0 0

Ahmed Shehzad News

Dhoni named captain of ICC World T20 team of the tournament 9 Apr 2014

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced the men’s team of the tournament of the ICC World Twenty20 with India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni being named the captain. The team includes four players from India, two from both South Africa and West Indies, and one represe...

West Indies blew us away in five overs, says Pakistan coach 4 Apr 2014

Dhaka – Pakistan team coach Moin Khan on Wednesday said his team were blown away in the last five overs by the West Indies, costing them a place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals. The West Indies blasted 82 runs in the last five overs to recover from a struggling 84-5 in the 1...

Pakistan chief cricket selector says picking seniors backfired 4 Apr 2014

Karachi – Pakistan’s new cricket chief selector Rashid Latif on Wednesday said relying on senior players had backfired after a familiar batting collapse saw the team crash out from the World Twenty20. The 2009 champions were crushed by the West Indies on Tuesday night, sliding...

WT20: Windies destroy Pakistan to make World T20 semis 2 Apr 2014

Dhaka – Defending champions West Indies charged into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a spectacular 84-run win over Pakistan in a key Super-10 match in Dhaka on Tuesday. The West Indies recovered from a top-order meltdown to post 166-6 after electing to take first strike, b...

Spinners’ role key against West Indies: Hafeez 1 Apr 2014

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Pakistan, West Indies to clash for semifinal berth today 1 Apr 2014

Dhaka: Pakistan, who has never failed to earn a semifinal berth in the tournament while last editions champion West Indies will fight today (Tuesday) at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium to secure a last-four place in the ICC World Twenty20 2014. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs West Indies in...

WT20: Ahmed Shehzad ton powers Pakistan to win over Bangladesh 31 Mar 2014

Dhaka – Opener Ahmed Shehzad smashed an unbeaten 111 off 62 balls as Pakistan thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs to stay on course for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. The 22-year-old from Lahore hit 10 boundaries and five sixes in his first T20 inte...

Shehzad ton takes Pakistan to 190-5 vs Bangladesh 30 Mar 2014

MIRPUR: Opener Ahmed Shehzad produced a superb maiden century Sunday to help Pakistan score an imposing 190-5 against Bangladesh in a World Twenty20 Group 2 match. Shehzad, who had a previous highest of 98 not out in Twenty20 internationals, scored an unbeaten 111 off 62 balls...

WT20: Pakistan bat against Bangladesh in must-win match 30 Mar 2014

DHAKA: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and elected to bat against hosts Bangladesh in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday.Pakistan, who have two points from as many matches, must beat both Bangladesh and the West Indies in their remaini...

WT20: Fired-up Pakistan beat Australia in World T20 23 Mar 2014

Dhaka – Umar Akmal smashed 94 off 54 balls as Pakistan bounced back after a morale-sapping loss against India to defeat Australia by 16 runs in the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Australia T20 World Cup Match in Dhaka Elder brother Kamran Akmal ...

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