Full name Asad Shafiq
Born January 28, 1986, Karachi, Sind
Current age 29 years 217 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Whites, Karachi Whites, Karachi Zebras, North West Frontier Province, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan A, Pakistan Cricket Academy, Sind, Sind Dolphins
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Test debut||Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Nov 20-24, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 3-7, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dambulla, Jun 21, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 31, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Dec 28, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Feb 27, 2012 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Hyderabad (Pakistan) v Karachi Whites at Hyderabad (Sind), Oct 21-24, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 3-7, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Lahore Eagles v Karachi Zebras at Lahore, Mar 20, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 31, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Abbottabad Rhinos v Karachi Dolphins at Lahore, Oct 6, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||FATA Region v Karachi Region Blues at Rawalpindi, Sep 1, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4||KR Blues||v FATA Region||Rawalpindi||1 Sep 2015||T20|
|15||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Pallekele||3 Jul 2015||Test # 2169|
|2, 27||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (PSS)||25 Jun 2015||Test # 2168|
|131||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Galle||17 Jun 2015||Test # 2167|
|27, 31*||Pakistanis||v SL Pres. XI||Colombo (Colts)||11 Jun 2015||Other|
|16||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Lahore||31 May 2015||ODI # 3653|
|39||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Lahore||29 May 2015||ODI # 3652|
|-||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Lahore||26 May 2015||ODI # 3651|
|5||K Dolphins||v S Stallions||Faisalabad||17 May 2015||T20|
|17||K Dolphins||v Wolves||Faisalabad||16 May 2015||T20|
A right-hand top order batsman, Asad Shafiq made his international debut in 2010, and he impressed immediately with a half-century in an ODI on the tour to England in 2010. A Test call-up followed later that year, and Shafiq justified that call-up by scoring 61 on debut against South Africa in Abu Dhabi.
Since then, he has been reasonably consistent as a Test batsman, showing spunk and flair in the middle order. Against Bangladesh in 2011 he scored his maiden Test century, but against South Africa in 2013 he bettered that, scoring a Test hundred in tough conditions in Cape Town: coming in to bat at 33 for 4, he added 219 with Younis Khan and scored 111 against an attack that included Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel.
A product of the Karachi tape ball circuit, Shafiq was first noticed when he stormed the first-class scene in his debut season in 2007-08, scoring a double-hundred. He fell short of thousand runs that season, but attained the milestone two seasons later, when he scored 1244 runs in 12 games at 49.76. He made an impact as a limited-overs player in 2008-09, when he scored 379 runs in seven games at 54.14. The national selectors had earmarked him as one for the future in meetings and he was rewarded him with a call-up for the Asia Cup in 2010.
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