Fawad Ahmed      

Full name Fawad Ahmed

Born February 5, 1982, Marghuz, North-West Frontier Province

Current age 34 years 3 days

Major teams Australia, Abbottabad, Australia A, Melbourne Renegades, Pakistan Customs, Prime Minister's XI, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fawad Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 3 1 1 4 4* - 2 200.00 0 0 1 0 0 0
T20Is 2 1 1 3 3* - 5 60.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 46 53 24 289 23 9.96 0 0 12 0
List A 20 7 4 53 35 17.66 75 70.66 0 0 6 0 5 0
Twenty20 21 6 4 15 5* 7.50 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 3 3 144 145 3 1/39 1/39 48.33 6.04 48.0 0 0 0
T20Is 2 2 48 68 3 3/25 3/25 22.66 8.50 16.0 0 0 0
First-class 46 77 7782 4604 151 8/89 8/77 30.49 3.54 51.5 5 7 0
List A 20 20 1015 875 22 4/38 4/38 39.77 5.17 46.1 1 0 0
Twenty20 21 21 426 538 14 3/25 3/25 38.42 7.57 30.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Australia at Edinburgh, Sep 3, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Australia at Southampton, Aug 29, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 31, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Abbottabad v Islamabad at Abbottabad, Oct 16-19, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne, Feb 3-5, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Pakistan Customs v Pakistan International Airlines at Rawalpindi, Mar 23, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Victoria v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 19, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades at Sydney, Jan 9, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at Melbourne, Jan 24, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/47, 3*, 1/72 Victoria v Tasmania Melbourne 3 Feb 2016 FC
0/24 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Melbourne 24 Jan 2016 T20
0/22 Syd Thunder v Strikers Adelaide 21 Jan 2016 T20
3/39 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 16 Jan 2016 T20
1/19 Syd Thunder v Melb Reneg Sydney 11 Jan 2016 T20
0/26, 5* Syd Thunder v Scorchers Sydney 7 Jan 2016 T20
0/28 Syd Thunder v Heat Brisbane 3 Jan 2016 T20
1/32, 4* Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Hobart 1 Jan 2016 T20
1/14 Syd Thunder v Strikers Sydney 28 Dec 2015 T20
0/20 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Melbourne 20 Dec 2015 T20
Profile

A legspinner who played ten first-class matches in Pakistan, Fawad Ahmed fled to Australia in 2010 as an asylum seeker. While living in Pakistan's northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ahmed had been involved with an NGO that aimed, among other things, to educate women, and he said this connection led to threats against him from extremists. Ahmed began playing for the Melbourne University club and worked in a warehouse while waiting for a verdict on his asylum claim. Initially, it was rejected, which left ministerial intervention as his only hope. Cricket Australia weighed in with support for Ahmed's claim and he was granted permanent residency in late 2012. A regular bowler in the nets to Australia's Test players that summer, Ahmed was quickly signed by the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL and played three Sheffield Shield games late in the season for Victoria. A sharp turner of the ball who works from a short run-up, he collected 16 wickets at 28.37 and impressed observers all over the country. Stuart MacGill said Ahmed was biomechanically similar to Anil Kumble but imparted far greater spin. The retired batsman Damien Martyn faced Ahmed in the nets and declared him the best spinner in Australia since Shane Warne. But any thoughts of rushing Ahmed into the Test side had to be put on hold, for under ICC regulations he was not due to qualify for Australian selection until August 18, 2013, unless he was granted an Australian passport prior to that. All the same, Ahmed was already one of Australian cricket's most notable feel-good stories, and having turned 31 in early 2013, there was still plenty of time for him to push for higher honours.
Brydon Coverdale

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Jun 26, 2015

Fawad Ahmed removed Rob Key for 87, Kent v Australians, Tour Match, Canterbury, 2nd day, June 26, 2015

Fawad Ahmed removed Rob Key for 87

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Jun 2, 2015

Mark Waugh, the Australia selector, has a word with Fawad Ahmed, Roseau, June 2, 2015

Mark Waugh, the Australia selector, has a word with Fawad Ahmed

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May 30, 2015

Fawad Ahmed at a portrait session, Dominica, May 30, 2015

Fawad Ahmed at a portrait session

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Results
NSW v West Aust at Canberra - Mar 21-25, 2014
Match drawn
NSW v West Aust at Canberra - Mar 11-14, 2014
NSW won by 3 wickets
Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne - Mar 11-14, 2014
Match drawn
Tasmania v South Aust at Hobart - Mar 11-13, 2014
Tasmania won by an innings and 316 runs
Queensland v West Aust at Brisbane - Mar 3-6, 2014
Queensland won by 250 runs
South Aust v NSW at Adelaide - Mar 3-6, 2014
Match drawn
Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne - Mar 3-6, 2014
Match drawn
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