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Fawad Ahmed      

Full name Fawad Ahmed

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

Current age 33 years 73 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 36 46 20 267 23 10.26 0 0 11 0
List A 20 7 4 53 35 17.66 75 70.66 0 0 6 0 5 0
Twenty20 11 4 2 6 3* 3.00 13 46.15 0 0 0 0 1 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 36 61 6403 3696 125 8/89 8/77 29.56 3.46 51.2 5 6 0
List A 20 20 1015 875 22 4/38 4/38 39.77 5.17 46.1 1 0 0
Twenty20 11 11 246 292 8 3/25 3/25 36.50 7.12 30.7 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 Western Australia at Hobart, Mar 21-25, 2015 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 Renegades v Adelaide Strikers at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8/89, 0, 0/51 Victoria v West Aust Hobart 21 Mar 2015 FC
21*, 1/9, 5/35 Victoria v Tasmania Alice Springs 13 Mar 2015 FC
0/15, 2/83 Victoria v South Aust Adelaide 5 Mar 2015 FC
5/50, 19, 2/44 Victoria v Queensland Alice Springs 25 Feb 2015 FC
2/47, 0*, 2/72, 0 Victoria v NSW Wagga Wagga 15 Feb 2015 FC
2*, 3/145, 14* Victoria v Queensland Brisbane 7 Feb 2015 FC
1/31 Melb Reneg v Strikers Melbourne (Docklands) 19 Jan 2015 T20
1/7 Melb Reneg v Heat Melbourne (Docklands) 13 Jan 2015 T20
1/26 Melb Reneg v Melb Stars Melbourne 10 Jan 2015 T20
2/13 Melb Reneg v Hurricanes Hobart 7 Jan 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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Mar 22, 2015

Fawad Ahmed took a record 8 for 89 in the Shield final, Victoria v Western Australia, Hobart, Sheffield Shield final, 2nd day, March 22, 2015

Fawad Ahmed took a record 8 for 89 in the Shield final

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Mar 3, 2014

Fawad Ahmed picked up four wickets, Victoria v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 1st day, March 3, 2014

Fawad Ahmed picked up four wickets

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Nov 7, 2013

A Steven Smith six proved hard to find, Victoria v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 2nd day, November 7, 2013

A Steven Smith six proved hard to find

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Tour Results
Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Feb 13, 2013
West Indies won by 27 runs
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 10, 2013
Australia won by 17 runs
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Feb 8, 2013
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v West Indies at Canberra - Feb 6, 2013
Australia won by 39 runs
Australia v West Indies at Perth - Feb 3, 2013
Australia won by 54 runs
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