Full name Shan Masood Khan
Born October 14, 1989, Kuwait
Current age 27 years 287 days
Major teams Pakistan, Durham MCCU, Federal Areas, Karachi Whites, Pakistan A, Pakistan Under-19s, Rest of Pakistan Under-19s
Also known as Shaan Masood
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Oct 14-17, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Hyderabad (Pakistan) v Karachi Whites at Hyderabad (Sind), Oct 21-24, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Pakistan Customs v Karachi Zebras at Lahore, Mar 22, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Karachi Whites v Islamabad at Karachi, Jan 23, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Hyderabad Hawks v Islamabad Leopards at Faisalabad, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Abbottabad Region v Islamabad Region at Islamabad, Sep 13, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|9, 21||Pakistan||v West Indies||Roseau||10 May 2017||Test # 2261|
|14, 0/24||Pakistan||v WICB XI||Florence Hall||15 Apr 2017||FC|
|136||Islamabad||v Karachi W||Karachi||23 Jan 2017||LA|
|40||Islamabad||v Karachi B||Islamabad||20 Jan 2017||LA|
|37||Islamabad||v Lahore W||Rawalpindi||14 Jan 2017||LA|
|20||Islamabad||v FATA||Islamabad||12 Jan 2017||LA|
|0||Islamabad||v Peshawar||Islamabad||10 Jan 2017||LA|
|13||Islamabad||v Rawalpindi||Islamabad||8 Jan 2017||LA|
|18||United Bank||v National Bnk||Karachi||29 Dec 2016||LA|
|108||United Bank||v Sui Northern||Hyderabad (Sind)||27 Dec 2016||LA|
A solid and technically sound left-hand opener, Shan Masood made it to the international side after impressing consistently at junior-level cricket. With Pakistan struggling to put together a solid opening combination, Masood was the option they turned to in the Test series against South Africa in the UAE.
Masood caught the eye of Pakistan's talent-spotters quite early, being selected as a 13-year-old for the U-15 Asia Cup in 2002 after impressing Aaqib Javed. In his first-class debut game in 2007, Masood scored 54 for Karachi, putting together 154 for the opening wicket with Asad Shafiq. Thereafter, he also played well in England: in 2009, he was particularly successful for Stamford school in 2009, scoring 1237 runs at an average of 103, a school record. He also played three first-class games for Durham University, facing the likes of Liam Plunkett, Graham Onions and Ajmal Shehzad.
Back in Pakistan, Masood had an excellent home season in 2012-13, scoring 543 runs at an average of 54.30. The reward was a call-up to open the batting in the Test series against South Africa. Masood's role model is Alastair Cook, which says something about the kind of batsman he wants to become.
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