Fawad Ahmed      

Full name Fawad Ahmed

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

Current age 35 years 16 days

Major teams Australia, Abbottabad, Australia A, Melbourne Renegades, Pakistan Customs, Prime Minister's XI, Sydney Thunder, 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 51 59 28 320 23 10.32 0 0 13 0
List A 23 7 4 53 35 17.66 75 70.66 0 0 6 0 6 0
Twenty20 29 8 6 15 5* 7.50 21 71.42 0 0 1 0 5 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 51 86 8481 5011 161 8/89 8/77 31.12 3.54 52.6 5 8 0
List A 23 23 1129 964 26 4/38 4/38 37.07 5.12 43.4 2 0 0
Twenty20 29 29 600 735 23 4/14 4/14 31.95 7.35 26.0 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 South Australia v Victoria at Adelaide, Mar 26-30, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Pakistan Customs v Pakistan International Airlines at Rawalpindi, Mar 23, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Victoria v Tasmania at Sydney, Oct 13, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades at Sydney, Jan 9, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at Sydney, Jan 18, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 6 Vic U23s v NSW U23s Adelaide 23 Jan 2017 Other
0/33, 0* Syd Thunder v Strikers Sydney 18 Jan 2017 T20
4/14 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 14 Jan 2017 T20
0/19 Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Hobart 8 Jan 2017 T20
2/30 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Sydney 4 Jan 2017 T20
0/28 Syd Thunder v Scorchers Perth 1 Jan 2017 T20
2/19 Syd Thunder v Heat Sydney 28 Dec 2016 T20
1/29, 0* Syd Thunder v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 22 Dec 2016 T20
0/25 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 20 Dec 2016 T20
0/19 Victoria v Tasmania Sydney 13 Oct 2016 LA
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 14, 2017

Carlos Brathwaite and Fawad Ahmed bring out the dab to celebrate a wicket, Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, BBL, SCG, January 14, 2017

Carlos Brathwaite and Fawad Ahmed bring out the dab to celebrate a wicket

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Jan 14, 2017

Fawad Ahmed and Carlos Brathwaite celebrate a wicket, Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, BBL, SCG, January 14, 2017

Fawad Ahmed and Carlos Brathwaite celebrate a wicket

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Dec 28, 2016

Fawad Ahmed celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket, Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat, Big Bash League 2016-17, Sydney, December 28, 2016

Fawad Ahmed celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd T20I: Aus Women v NZ Women at Adelaide
Feb 22, 2017 (14:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
3rd T20I: Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide
Feb 22, 2017 (19:20 local | 08:50 GMT | 03:50 EST | 02:50 CST | 00:50 PST)
1st Test: India v Australia at Pune
Feb 23-27, 2017 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST -1d | 22:00 CST -1d | 20:00 PST -1d)
NSW v Tasmania at Wollongong
Feb 25-28, 2017 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 18:30 EST -1d | 17:30 CST -1d | 15:30 PST -1d)
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide
Feb 25-28, 2017 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST -1d | 18:00 CST -1d | 16:00 PST -1d)
West Aust v Victoria at Perth
Feb 25-28, 2017 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 21:30 EST -1d | 20:30 CST -1d | 18:30 PST -1d)
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