Full name Fahad Babar
Born February 19, 1992, Karachi, Pakistan
Current age 24 years 339 days
Major teams United States of America, Central East Region, Kalutara Physical Culture Club, United States of America Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|First-class debut||Kalutara Physical Culture Club v Kalutara Town Club at Kaluthara, Dec 2-4, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kalutara Physical Culture Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Kaluthara, Jan 20-22, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Hong Kong v United States of America at Abu Dhabi, Nov 22, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Papua New Guinea v United States of America at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/9, 0, 8||KPCC||v SL Air SC||Kaluthara||20 Jan 2017||FC|
|0/19, 16, 12||KPCC||v Police SC||Colombo (Burgher)||14 Jan 2017||FC|
|0/11, 5, 0/14, 36||KPCC||v SL Navy||Welisara||6 Jan 2017||FC|
|2/49, 0, 18||KPCC||v Lankan CC||Panagoda||26 Dec 2016||FC|
|14, 2/73, 14||KPCC||v SLPACC||Mattegoda||21 Dec 2016||FC|
|1/9, 24, 2/7, 13||KPCC||v Kurunegala Y||Kaluthara||9 Dec 2016||FC|
|15, 1/37, 12||KPCC||v KTC||Kaluthara||2 Dec 2016||FC|
|1||U.S.A.||v Oman||Los Angeles||5 Nov 2016||Other|
|18||U.S.A.||v Jersey||Los Angeles||4 Nov 2016||Other|
|17||U.S.A.||v Denmark||Los Angeles||2 Nov 2016||Other|
Opening batsman Fahad Babar may not be the most naturally gifted player in US cricket, but few players match the work ethic of this run machine based out of the Chicago area. His first appearance on the national scene came during the ICC Americas Regional Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in February 2011 but, after making just 14 runs in four innings, he was not a part of the squad that traveled to Ireland later that summer for the global qualifier.
Babar worked tirelessly to improve after that experience, scoring heavily in Chicago league cricket, including a high of 278 in a 30-over match in 2013. That helped earn him selection for his first USA senior team tour to the World T20 Qualifier in the UAE that November.
He continued as a reserve batsman in the team for the 2014 ICC WCL Division Three in Malaysia, but an injury to vice-captain Sushil Nadkarni presented a chance for Babar to slot into the starting XI and he eventually finished as USA's leading scorer at the tournament. He repeated the feat at the 2015 ICC Americas Division One championship in Indianapolis, where he was named tournament MVP, thereby establishing himself as a vital performer across formats for USA.
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