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Full name Amjad Khan
Born October 14, 1980, Copenhagen
Current age 34 years 40 days
Major teams Denmark, England, Kent, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 0 in
|Only Test||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 6-10, 2009 scorecard|
|Only T20I||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 15, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Somerset v Sussex at Taunton, Aug 21-24, 2012 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999|
|Last List A||Yorkshire v Sussex at Leeds, Aug 19, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sussex v Yorkshire at Cardiff, Aug 25, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|34, 0/28||Denmark||v Italy||Singapore||28 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|73, 2/55||Denmark||v Italy||Singapore||27 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|32, 0/23||Denmark||v Jersey||Singapore||25 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|0, 2/20||Denmark||v Oman||Singapore||24 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|20, 1/26||Denmark||v Malaysia||Singapore||22 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|1, 3/23||Denmark||v Singapore||Singapore||21 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|1/41, 1/25||Sussx 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Fulking||3 Sep 2013||Other|
|0/13||Sussx 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Fulking||11 Jun 2013||Other T20|
|3/55, 11*, 1/14||Sussx 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||22 May 2013||Other|
|28, 0/43||Sussx 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||21 May 2013||Other OD|
Amjad Khan is a rarity: a Danish fast bowler. Born in Copenhagen, he became the youngest person to ever play for Denmark at the age of 17 and in his first full season at Kent in 2002, he claimed an impressive 63 wickets. He failed to regain that form in the following seasons, but 2005 heralded an upturn as he played a significant part in Kent's challenge for the title by taking 55 wickets.
In December 2006 Khan was awarded British citizenship, making him eligible for England selection and earned a place at the Academy. However, a serious knee injury forced him home and reconstructive surgery kept him out of the entire 2007 season. He returned during the 2008 summer with some impressive results, and was named in the Performance Squad to tour India. He was added to the ODI squad before the Mumbai terror attacks brought the series to an early finish, but further elevation followed when he was called into the full squad for the two Test series, making his debut in the final Test in the Caribbean.
Despite claiming Ramnaresh Sarwan as his first Test wicket, it was a short-lived stay at the top as a knee injury forced him to miss a large chuck of the 2009 season. Khan was overtaken by other pace contenders thereafter and when Kent couldn't afford to keep him he moved to Sussex ahead of the 2011 season. There he remained hostile at his best but without the consistency to push for another international call-up.
An injury-wrecked 2013 season, in which he did not play a single game, meant that Amjad failed to secure another contract at Sussex. He needed cartilage surgery at the end of 2012 and then broke his arm on his return to the 2nd X1. It was a reluctant parting with Sussex even sending him to a fast bowler's training camp in South Africa in the hope that he might somehow make an irresistible case for a new contract.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2002
Plays of the day from the fifth ODI in Ranchi
Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough