Fawad Ahmed      

Full name Fawad Ahmed

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

Current age 33 years 175 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 39 48 21 271 23 10.03 0 0 11 0
List A 20 7 4 53 35 17.66 75 70.66 0 0 6 0 5 0
Twenty20 11 4 2 6 3* 3.00 13 46.15 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 39 66 6930 4064 134 8/89 8/77 30.32 3.51 51.7 5 6 0
List A 20 20 1015 875 22 4/38 4/38 39.77 5.17 46.1 1 0 0
Twenty20 11 11 246 292 8 3/25 3/25 36.50 7.12 30.7 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 Derbyshire v Australians at Derby, Jul 23-25, 2015 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 Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4*, 3/68 Australians v Derbyshire Derby 23 Jul 2015 FC
2/82, 2/74 Australians v Kent Canterbury 25 Jun 2015 FC
2/113, 0, 0/31 Australians v WICB Pres XI North Sound 27 May 2015 FC
8/89, 0, 0/51 Victoria v West Aust Hobart 21 Mar 2015 FC
21*, 1/9, 5/35 Victoria v Tasmania Alice Springs 13 Mar 2015 FC
0/15, 2/83 Victoria v South Aust Adelaide 5 Mar 2015 FC
5/50, 19, 2/44 Victoria v Queensland Alice Springs 25 Feb 2015 FC
2/47, 0*, 2/72, 0 Victoria v NSW Wagga Wagga 15 Feb 2015 FC
2*, 3/145, 14* Victoria v Queensland Brisbane 7 Feb 2015 FC
1/31 Melb Reneg v Strikers Melbourne (Docklands) 19 Jan 2015 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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Jun 26, 2015

Fawad Ahmed removed Rob Key for 87, Kent v Australians, Tour Match, Canterbury, 2nd day, June 26, 2015

Fawad Ahmed removed Rob Key for 87

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Jun 2, 2015

Mark Waugh, the Australia selector, has a word with Fawad Ahmed, Roseau, June 2, 2015

Mark Waugh, the Australia selector, has a word with Fawad Ahmed

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May 30, 2015

Fawad Ahmed at a portrait session, Dominica, May 30, 2015

Fawad Ahmed at a portrait session

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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