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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

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

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

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Shahid Afridi completes 500 international wickets 24 Mar 2014

Allrounder Shahid Afridi completed his 500 wickets in international cricket playing against Australia in the World Twenty20 cricket cup here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium Mirpur on Sunday. He claimed his 500th wicket dismissing Glenn Maxwell who played a thunderous inni...

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Australia opt to field against Pakistan in World T20 23 Mar 2014

Dhaka – Australian captain George Bailey won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Australia T20 World Cup Match in Dhaka Australia included 43-year-old spinner Brad Hogg for their fi...

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