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Full name Atif Sheikh
Born February 18, 1991, Nottingham
Current age 24 years 40 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, England Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Derbyshire v Gloucestershire at Derby, May 24-27, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Durham at Leicester, Jul 18, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/67, 2, 0/43, 0||Leics||v Derbyshire||Derby||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|12, 0/67, 2||Leics||v Essex||Leicester||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|4/97, 0*, 0/56||Leics||v Gloucs||Bristol||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|8*, 3/114, 0||Leics||v Hampshire||Southampton||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|0/21||Leics 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Leicester||26 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|2/53, 0, 2/17||Leics 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Cardiff||12 Aug 2014||Other|
|1/27, 13, 2/25||Leics 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||York||5 Aug 2014||Other|
|3/41, 17*, 3/44||Leics 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Ashby-de-la-Zouch||30 Jul 2014||Other|
|0/17, 7||Leics||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|2/11, 14||Leics||v Notts||Nottingham||20 Jul 2014||T20|
Sheikh, a skiddy left-arm pace bowler, joined the Derbyshire Academy in 2007 and followed fellow Academy graduates Jake Needham, Dan Redfern and Paul Borrington in signing a professional contract at the end of the 2008 season.
He made headlines in 2010 by dismissing Australian Test openers Shane Watson and Simon Katich when the tourists visited Derby for a two-day warm-up match. He made his Championship debut the same season against Gloucestershire, taking five wickets in the match, and opened the bowling for England in an Under-19 Test against Sri Lanka.
However, he was unable to force his way into the senior Derbyshire side in any cricket in 2011 and left at the end of the season, since which time he has had trials for Leicestershire and Worcestershire.
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun