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Shabbir Ahmed      

Full name Shabbir Ahmed Khan

Born April 21, 1976, Khanewal, Punjab

Current age 38 years 244 days

Major teams Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Chennai Superstars, Gloucestershire, ICL Pakistan XI, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Reserves, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Rest of Punjab, Water and Power Development Authority

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Shabbir Ahmed Khan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 15 5 88 24* 8.80 234 37.60 0 0 10 0 3 0
ODIs 32 11 5 10 2 1.66 29 34.48 0 0 0 0 10 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 100 141 32 1144 50 10.49 0 1 34 0
List A 128 68 23 474 42 10.53 0 0 26 0
Twenty20 18 10 2 64 22* 8.00 66 96.96 0 0 2 4 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 19 2576 1175 51 5/48 8/109 23.03 2.73 50.5 5 2 0
ODIs 32 32 1642 1192 33 3/32 3/32 36.12 4.35 49.7 0 0 0
T20Is 1 1 12 19 0 - - - 9.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 100 18713 9065 406 7/70 22.32 2.90 46.0 19 0
List A 128 6573 4830 167 5/24 5/24 28.92 4.40 39.3 3 2 0
Twenty20 18 18 389 482 23 5/23 5/23 20.95 7.43 16.9 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi, Aug 20-24, 2003 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v England at Multan, Nov 12-16, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Toronto, Sep 19, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet, May 22, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Feb 2, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class United Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Islamabad, Nov 26-29, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Habib Bank Limited v United Bank Limited at Karachi, Apr 13, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Karachi Zebras v Multan Tigers at Lahore, Apr 25, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 United Bank Limited v Water and Power Development Authority at Karachi, Jul 12, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 0/13 United Bank v WAPDA Karachi 12 Jul 2013 T20
0/38 United Bank v State B of P Karachi 10 Jul 2013 T20
5/23, 0 United Bank v PIA Karachi 7 Jul 2013 T20
2/30 United Bank v Habib Bank Karachi 6 Jul 2013 T20
1, 1/18 United Bank v Habib Bank Karachi 13 Apr 2013 LA
22, 2/27 United Bank v PIA Ghari Khuda Bakhsh 11 Apr 2013 LA
2/51 United Bank v WAPDA Karachi 9 Apr 2013 LA
1/39, 2 United Bank v State B of P Karachi 5 Apr 2013 LA
2/79, 2, 20 United Bank v ZTBL Islamabad 26 Nov 2012 FC
2, 2/62, 5 United Bank v National Bnk Rawalpindi 20 Nov 2012 FC
Profile

With the imposition of a one-year ban on him for a suspect bowling action in December 2005, Shabbir Ahmed's career will forever be blighted. He was called after the first Test against England in Multan, the second time in a year and worryingly, the fourth time in his short career. And it will remain a shame for Shabbir's career thus far held a good deal of promise. Not only did he become the joint-fastest Pakistani bowler to 50 Test wickets (with Waqar Younis in 10 Tests), but as a tall (6'5"), gangly fast-medium bowler Shabbir is moulded from different materials altogether than most Pakistani fast men. He extracts a great deal of bounce, even on lifeless wickets, and bowling from close to the stumps - much like Glenn McGrath - allows him to stick to a tight wicket-to-wicket line. He seams and cuts more than he swings, often sharply and both ways and is a sound exponent of reverse swing. He was express when he made his ODI debut, picking up three wickets but he was immediately reported - and has since reduced his pace considerably. His Test career began in impressive style as well with an eight-wicket haul against Bangladesh in Karachi, on a track that offered no assistance to the pace bowlers and in most performances since, around the world, he has picked up wickets and stemmed the flow of runs. A genial, unassuming character who started playing cricket as a batsman, his laidback personality only enhances the poignancy of what has happened to him.
Cricinfo staff January 2006

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Jul 7, 2013

Shabbir Ahmed collects the Man-of-the-Match award, Pakistan International Airlines v United Bank Limited, Ramadan T20 Cup, Karachi, July 7, 2013

Shabbir Ahmed collects the Man-of-the-Match award

© Pakistan Cricket Board

Nov 2, 2008

Shabbir Ahmed celebrates a wicket with his team-mates, Chennai Superstars v Mumbai Champs, ICL, November 2, 2008

Shabbir Ahmed celebrates a wicket with his team-mates

© ICL

Dec 16, 2007

Shabbir Ahmed receives the Man-of-the-Match award from Kapil Dev, Chandigarh Lions v Chennai Superstars, final, Indian Cricket League, Panchkula, December 16, 2007

Shabbir Ahmed receives the Man-of-the-Match award from Kapil Dev

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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