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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

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...
All Pakistan T20 Cricket Cup concludes with colorful ceremony in Quetta 20 Jul 2014
QEUTTA – All Pakistan T 20 Cricket cup tournament 2014 concluded with a colourful ceremony at Bugti Stadium. Stadium was jam packed with approximately 45/50 thousand spectators which is a record of provincial history. Regional dances and magnificent fireworks brightened the st...
Younis returns to ODI squad as Pakistan name squad for Sri Lanka 9 Jul 2014
Karachi – Pakistan Wednesday recalled Younis Khan to their one-day international squad after a 16-month gap, giving the veteran batsman one last chance to press his claim for a place at next year’s World Cup. The 36-year-old was recalled to the 15-man squad for three one-day i...
Finch shines among stars in Lord’s bicentenary 7 Jul 2014
London – Australia’s Aaron Finch seized his chance to shine among some of cricket’s greatest players with a commanding innings of 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World in the Lord’s bicentenary match on Saturday. Set 294 to win a one-day match marking the 200th anniver...
Pietersen still has England hope 6 Jul 2014
London – Kevin Pietersen insisted Friday he still wanted to play for England again as he urged the selectors to be “braver” with their choices for the national side. Pietersen was controversially axed by England following the team’s 5-0 Ashes series loss in Australia even thou...
Ton-up Yuvraj stars for Rest of the World against MCC 5 Jul 2014
London – Yuvraj Singh’s century rescued the Rest of the World from a dramatic collapse as they recovered to 293 for seven against MCC in the Lord’s bicentenary match on Saturday. In a fixture celebrating the 200th anniversary of the current Lord’s ground, Pakistan off-spinner ...
Right now I’m not enjoying playing for Pakistan: Shoaib Malik 29 Jun 2014
Shoaib Malik has represented Pakistan on more than 300 occasions across all formats and in this time he has accumulated over 8,000 runs as well as picking up 178 international scalps for Pakistan. The all-rounder last represented Pakistan in their unsuccessful 2014 World T20 c...
MCC vs Rest of the World XI Squads, Timing and Venue 29 Jun 2014
Cricket fans from all nations are eagerly anticipating a mouth-watering encounter between two star-studded playing elevens who will line up at Lord’s on Saturday 5 July to commemorate the Bicentenary Celebration of the historic ground. The MCC team will be led by the recently ...

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