Fawad Ahmed      

Full name Fawad Ahmed

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

Current age 37 years 230 days

Major teams Australia, Abbottabad, Australia A, Melbourne Renegades, Montreal Tigers, Pakistan Customs, Prime Minister's XI, Quetta Gladiators, St Lucia Zouks, Sydney Thunder, Trinbago Knight Riders, Vancouver Knights, Victoria

Playing role Bowler

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 62 74 36 410 34 10.78 0 0 15 0
List A 34 13 7 83 35 13.83 114 72.80 0 0 8 2 6 0
T20s 84 18 12 30 5* 5.00 57 52.63 0 0 1 0 12 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 62 108 10881 6378 205 8/89 8/77 31.11 3.51 53.0 6 9 0
List A 34 33 1661 1429 42 4/38 4/38 34.02 5.16 39.5 2 0 0
T20s 84 81 1796 2041 87 4/14 4/14 23.45 6.81 20.6 1 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 South Australia at Melbourne, Nov 3-6, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Pakistan Customs v Pakistan International Airlines at Rawalpindi, Mar 23, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne, Oct 10, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades at Sydney, Jan 9, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders at Gros Islet, Sep 21, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Zouks v T&T Riders Gros Islet 21 Sep 2019 T20
0/25, 4* Zouks v Tridents Gros Islet 20 Sep 2019 T20
1*, 1/11 Zouks v Patriots Basseterre 15 Sep 2019 T20
2/28 Zouks v Tallawahs Kingston 12 Sep 2019 T20
1/41 Zouks v T&T Riders Port of Spain 8 Sep 2019 T20
2/25, 3* Zouks v Amazon Providence 5 Sep 2019 T20
1/40, 5* Tigers v Nationals Brampton 7 Aug 2019 Other T20
2/25 Tigers v Nationals Brampton 4 Aug 2019 Other T20
2/19 Tigers v Royals Brampton 31 Jul 2019 Other T20
3, 0/20 Tigers v Wolves Brampton 27 Jul 2019 Other 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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Jan 29, 2019

Fawad Ahmed celebrates a wicket, Syndey Thunder v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2018-19, Sydney, December 24, 2018

Fawad Ahmed celebrates a wicket

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Sep 7, 2018

Fawad Ahmed goes up in appeal, Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents, CPL 2018, Port of Spain, September 7, 2018

Fawad Ahmed goes up in appeal

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Jan 7, 2018

Fawad Ahmed celebrates with his team-mates, Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, BBL 2017-18, Sydney, January 7, 2018

Fawad Ahmed celebrates with his team-mates

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