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Fawad Ahmed      

Full name Fawad Ahmed

Born February 5, 1982, Merguz

Current age 32 years 327 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 30 39 16 211 23 9.17 0 0 10 0
List A 20 7 4 53 35 17.66 75 70.66 0 0 6 0 5 0
Twenty20 6 3 2 4 3* 4.00 9 44.44 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 30 50 5167 3056 95 6/68 8/77 32.16 3.54 54.3 5 3 0
List A 20 20 1015 875 22 4/38 4/38 39.77 5.17 46.1 1 0 0
Twenty20 6 6 126 193 3 3/25 3/25 64.33 9.19 42.0 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 Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Dec 9-12, 2014 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 Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades at Perth, Dec 26, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/25, 0* Melb Reneg v Scorchers Perth 26 Dec 2014 T20
0/38 Melb Reneg v Syd Sixers Sydney 19 Dec 2014 T20
0, 1/29, 1/38 Victoria v West Aust Perth 9 Dec 2014 FC
2/93 Victoria v West Aust Melbourne 25 Nov 2014 FC
1/121, 3/12 Victoria v South Aust Adelaide 16 Nov 2014 FC
1*, 3/71, 0*, 1/38 Victoria v Tasmania Hobart 8 Nov 2014 FC
3/102, 3/49 Victoria v NSW Melbourne 31 Oct 2014 FC
1*, 0/48 Victoria v West Aust Sydney 19 Oct 2014 LA
1/55 Victoria v NSW Sydney 17 Oct 2014 LA
2, 1/87 Victoria v Queensland Melbourne 11 Mar 2014 FC
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 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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Oct 31, 2013

Fawad Ahmed took his career best first-class haul, Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, 2nd day, October 31, 2013

Fawad Ahmed took his career best first-class haul

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Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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