Matches (31)
WI v ENG (1)
IND v AUS (1)
SA v BAN (W) (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (5)
Legends League (2)
IND v ENG (W-A) (1)
Hazare Trophy (18)
WI v IRE (EME) (1)
NZ v PAK (W) (1)

Full Name

Shabbir Ahmed Khan

Born

April 21, 1976, Khanewal, Punjab

Age

47y 226d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

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

Shabbir Ahmed Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests101925761175515/488/10923.032.7350.5520
ODIs323216421192333/323/3236.124.3549.7000
T20Is1112190---9.50-000
FC100-1871390654067/70-22.322.9046.0-190
List A128-657348301675/245/2428.924.4039.3320
T20s1818389482235/235/2320.957.4316.9010

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests101558824*8.8023437.600010030
ODIs321151021.662934.480000100
T20Is1-----------00
FC1001413211445010.49--01--340
List A12868234744210.53--00--260
T20s181026422*8.006696.96002450
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Shabbir Ahmed collects the Man-of-the-Match award
Shabbir Ahmed celebrates a wicket with his team-mates
Shabbir Ahmed receives the Man-of-the-Match award from Kapil Dev
Shabbir Ahmed of the Chennai Superstars poses with the Man-of-the-Match award
Shabbir Ahmed bowls during a Pakistan net session
Shabbir Ahmed claims one of his four wickets