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Fawad Ahmed      

Full name Fawad Ahmed

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

Current age 36 years 135 days

Major teams Australia, Abbottabad, Australia A, Melbourne Renegades, Pakistan Customs, Prime Minister's XI, Sydney Thunder, Victoria

Playing role Bowler

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 Insights on odi 3 1 1 4 4* - 2 200.00 0 0 1 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 2 1 1 3 3* - 5 60.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 60 72 35 375 23 10.13 0 0 15 0
List A 30 10 6 53 35 13.25 85 62.35 0 0 6 0 6 0
T20s Insights on t20 39 11 8 16 5* 5.33 30 53.33 0 0 1 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 3 3 144 145 3 1/39 1/39 48.33 6.04 48.0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 2 2 48 68 3 3/25 3/25 22.66 8.50 16.0 0 0 0
First-class 60 104 10523 6222 196 8/89 8/77 31.74 3.54 53.6 6 9 0
List A 30 30 1483 1286 38 4/38 4/38 33.84 5.20 39.0 2 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 39 39 840 980 35 4/14 4/14 28.00 7.00 24.0 1 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 Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart, Mar 14-16, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Pakistan Customs v Pakistan International Airlines at Rawalpindi, Mar 23, 2009 scorecard
Last List A South Australia v Victoria at Hobart, Oct 19, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades at Sydney, Jan 9, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades at Canberra, Jan 24, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/62, 12, 1/7, 15 Victoria v Tasmania Hobart 14 Mar 2018 FC
1*, 3/32, 2*, 5/94 Victoria v NSW Melbourne 3 Mar 2018 FC
1/138, 3*, 1/72 Victoria v Queensland Melbourne 16 Feb 2018 FC
38, 0/30, 0, 2/57 Vic U23s v WA U23s Melbourne 5 Feb 2018 Other
1/27, 1* Syd Thunder v Melb Reneg Canberra 24 Jan 2018 T20
1/29 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Melbourne 20 Jan 2018 T20
1/22 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 13 Jan 2018 T20
1/19 Syd Thunder v Scorchers Sydney 11 Jan 2018 T20
3/31, 0* Syd Thunder v Strikers Sydney 7 Jan 2018 T20
1/27 Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Sydney 1 Jan 2018 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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Jan 7, 2018

Fawad Ahmed celebrates with his team-mates, Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, BBL 2017-18, Sydney, January 7, 2018

Fawad Ahmed celebrates with his team-mates

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Dec 22, 2017

Fawad Ahmed in his delivery stride, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash 2017-18, Adelaide, December 22, 2017

Fawad Ahmed in his delivery stride

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Dec 19, 2017

Fawad Ahmed rejoices upon dismissing Daniel Hughes, Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League 2017-18, Sydney, December 19, 2017

Fawad Ahmed rejoices upon dismissing Daniel Hughes

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