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Ahmed Shehzad

Pakistan|Opening Batter
Ahmed Shehzad
INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2019
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Full Name

Ahmed Shehzad

Born

November 23, 1991, Lahore, Punjab

Age

32y 244d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Opening Batter

When Ahmed Shehzad came on to the scene, many believed that Pakistan had finally found a long-term opener in the Aamer Sohail-Saeed Anwar mould. Similar to Virat Kohli in his set-up, Shehzad, like Kohli, could play the off-stump ball into the leg side off quicker bowlers. He was Pakistan's first T20I century-maker, getting there off 58 balls against Bangladesh in the 2014 T20 World Cup. Later that year he mixed aggression and watchfulness to make a Test-best 176, against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. He was also only the fourth Pakistan batter to make five ODI hundreds as an opener, taking only 43 innings to get there, where Sohail took 132 innings.

Though flashy in appearance and attitude, Shehzad's game was sober and he didn't rack up numbers the way Kohli did. He had attractive shots, but more often than not they went straight to the fielder. And then there were the behavioural issues. He was left out of the probables squad for the 2016 tour of England on disciplinary grounds, and coach Mickey Arthur called him and Umar Akmal a "disruption to the team". In 2014, Shehzad was reprimanded for getting into an on-field discussion involving religion with Tillakaratne Dilshan, and in 2018, he failed a drugs test, was banned and had the ban extended after it was found that he had played club cricket during his suspension.

Shehzad made a brief comeback to the T20I team in 2019 on the back of his PSL form, but couldn't hold on to his place in the XI.

Ahmed Shehzad Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests1325198217640.91192650.983499830
ODIs81811260512432.56361472.0861426918280
T20Is595921471111*25.801282114.741715733150
FC991687689225442.801181258.34164089942810
List A1811818721816641.72850984.82174679395800
T20s257255147011113*29.095637124.375458201641010

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests13248280---3.50-000
ODIs81911514021/221/2270.007.3057.5000
T20Is5916100---10.00-000
FC99561385963194/74/1850.684.1772.8200
List A18132653657101/101/1065.706.0365.3000
T20s25719229344122/102/1028.669.0119.0000
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Photos of Ahmed Shehzad

Ahmed Shehzad raises his bat after reaching his half-century
Ahmed Shehzad loses his leg stump
Coach Misbah-ul-Haq chats with Ahmed Shehzad during a training session
Ahmed Shehzad accepts Hasan Ali's apology after the bowler hit him on the followthrough
Ahmed Shehzad pulls to deep midwicket
Rilee Rossouw and Ahmed Shehzad walk off the field after winning PSL 2019