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Shahid AfridiFull name: Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi – Also Boom Boom Afridi

Born: March 1, 1980, Khyber Agency

Major teams: Pakistan, Asia XI, Deccan Chargers, Griqualand West, Habib Bank Limited, ICC World XI, Karachi, Leicestershire, South Australia

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak googly

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi popularly known as Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer. Between 1996 and 2011, Afridi played 27 Tests, 325 One Day Internationals, and 43 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia.

He is known for his aggressive batting style, and holds the record for the fastest ODI century which he made in his first international innings, as well as scoring 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 300 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is the leading wicket taker in the Twenty20 format taking 53 wickets from 43 matches.

In June 2009, Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. He then also took over the Test captaincy but resigned after one match in charge citing lack of form and ability to play Test cricket; at the same time he announced his retirement from Tests. He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup. In May 2011, having led Pakistan in 34 ODIs Afridi was replaced as captain. Later that month he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); in October he reversed his decision and joined the team in a series against Sri Lanka in November.

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 48 1 1716 156 36.51 1973 86.97 5 8 220 52 10 0
ODIs 342 317 19 7040 124 23.62 6182 113.87 6 33 644 298 111 0
T20Is 48 46 3 748 54* 17.39 527 141.93 0 3 59 30 13 0
First-class 111 183 4 5631 164 31.45 12 30 75 0
List A 433 405 22 9690 124 25.30 8 52 134 0
Twenty20 108 96 7 1704 80 19.14 1084 157.19 0 5 141 82 29 0

Bowling Averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 47 3194 1709 48 5/52 5/43 35.60 3.21 66.5 1 1 0
ODIs 342 317 14952 11482 344 6/38 6/38 33.37 4.60 43.4 4 8 0
T20Is 48 48 1085 1115 56 4/11 4/11 19.91 6.16 19.3 3 0 0
First-class 111 13493 7023 258 6/101 27.22 3.12 52.2 8 0
List A 433 19047 14640 448 6/38 6/38 32.67 4.61 42.5 5 10 0
Twenty20 108 108 2362 2513 137 5/20 5/20 18.34 6.38 17.2 4 1 0

Shahid Afridi News

Saeed Ajmal suspended over bowling action 9 Sep 2014
Karachi – Top-ranked Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was suspended indefinitely from international cricket for an illegal bowling action Tuesday but he vowed to return in time for next year’s World Cup. The world’s leading one-day international bowler blamed the Internationa...
Pakistan defeat sparks cricket World Cup fears 2 Sep 2014
Karachi – Former cricket greats said Sunday they fear Pakistan’s one-day defeat in Sri Lanka will hurt preparations for the World Cup just five months away. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Satu...
Sri Lanka overpower Pakistan to win ODI series 31 Aug 2014
Dambulla (Sri Lanka) – Seamer Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer on Saturday to clinch the series 2-1. Full Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 30 August, 2014 Dham...
2nd ODI: Perera shatters Pakistan with bat and ball 27 Aug 2014
Hambantota (Sri Lanka) – Thisara Perera smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets as Sri Lanka thumped Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one-dayer on Tuesday to level the three-match series 1-1. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI 26th August 2014 Sri La...
Maqsood, Alam stun Sri Lanka in first ODI 23 Aug 2014
Hambantota (Sri Lanka) – Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam put on a 147-run stand as Pakistan recovered from the brink to defeat Sri Lanka by four wickets on Saturday and take the lead in the three-match series. Full Scorecard: 1st ODI Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 23 August 2014 Follow P...
Pakistan field against Sri Lanka in first one-dayer 23 Aug 2014
Hambantota (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in overcast conditions in the first one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score & Updates 23rd August 2014 Follow Pakistan vs Sri Lan...
Pakistan regroup for Sri Lanka one-dayers 23 Aug 2014
Hambantota (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a three-match one-day series on Saturday hoping to gauge each other’s firepower and bench strength ahead of the World Cup just six months away. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score & Updates 23rd August 2014 Follow Paki...
Mohammad Irfan to join Pakistan Squad for Sri Lanka one-days 20 Aug 2014
Lahore (Pakistan) – Fit-again paceman Mohammad Irfan will join the Pakistan squad for their one-day matches against Sri Lanka to reinforce the attack after their 2-0 Test series defeat, a board official said Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who holds the record of being the tallest-e...
PCB to celebrate Independence Day with T20 matches 4 Aug 2014
Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is organizing a total of six matches among provincial teams across the country under the banner Taqreebat-e-Azadi T-20 Cricket Tournament from August 6 to August 14. Each provincial team will face one another but there will be no knockout ...
Pakistan cricket team arrives in Sri Lanka 3 Aug 2014
GALLE: Pakistan’s cricket team arrived in Galle late on Saturday for their tour of Sri Lanka with the first Test between the two countries to be played on August 6 at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. Also see Pictures: Pakistan team arrives at Galle, Sri Lanka for Test...

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