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Atif Sheikh
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Atif Sheikh

England
Atif Sheikh

Full Name

Atif Sheikh

Born

February 18, 1991, Nottingham

Age

30y 84d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast

TEAMS

Raw but possessing great potential, Atif Sheikh was a left-arm bowler of unusual pace who rarely found the accuracy to enhance his hostility.

He joined the Derbyshire Academy in 2007 and followed fellow Academy graduates Jake Needham, Dan Redfern and Paul Borrington in signing a professional contract at the end of the 2008 season.

He made headlines in 2010 by dismissing Australian Test openers Shane Watson and Simon Katich when the tourists visited Derby for a two-day warm-up match. He made his Championship debut the same season against Gloucestershire, taking five wickets in the match, and opened the bowling for England in an Under-19 Test against Sri Lanka. However, he was unable to force his way into the senior Derbyshire side in any cricket in 2011 and left at the end of the season.

He eventually joined Leicestershire where he claimed a first-class hat-trick against Gloucestershire towards the end of the 2014 season and was soon identified by the new management as a player of great potential. Only two Championship matches the following season emphasised that he remained a work in progress and a single appearance in 2016 against the Sri Lankan tourists preceded his release before the end of the season.
ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC1014447124.7012338.21007030
List A66127225.404067.50002100
T20820211410.5020105.00000210
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC101612831011244/975/9042.124.7253.40100
List A6626925763/493/4942.835.7344.80000
T208814418462/112/1130.667.6624.00000

Photos


Atif Sheikh bowled quickly but only picked up 1 for 86
Atif Sheikh took 3 for 49
Atif Sheikh picked up Brendon McCullum in his second over
Atif Sheikh has a bowl
Atif Sheikh removed Shane Watson in his first over
Atif Sheikh